By Marcus Shockley
After another big week of high school hoops, here are some updates on various players and notes regarding their recruitment.
Jordan Adams (SG, 6’5″, 2012) is considering three schools at the moment, Memphis, Miami and UCLA. He says he is considering all three equally. Jordan plays for Oak Hill Academy and is currently working on his point guard skills. He feels the strongest part of his game right now is his shooting and fundamentals.
Ryan Kleffer (PG/SG, 6’3″, 2011) is a player who is most known for his 54 point outburst a couple of weeks ago, and he’s already garnered a lot of interest from D2 schools and Jucos. He’s currently looking at major Juco programs and he’s a guy that D1 schools should be considering as well, with his quick first step and ability to finish in traffic. You can see a lot more of Ryan at www.RyanKleffer.com. Ryan has become a scoring machine in his high school career, quickly nearing 1300 points since his sophomore season and routinely putting up 30 plus point performances.
Waymond Wright (PG, 5’10”, 2013) plays for Upper Room in Raleigh, NC, the same high school team as Louisville commit Rodney Purvis, and often runs the point. He’s a solid ballhandler and has displayed a very accurate mid range shot when I’ve seen him play. Waymond has interest from NC State and Alabama, but I’d suggest that more schools who need a solid person to run the point should be looking at him.
Reggie Dillard (SG, 6’3″, 2012) has the most interest right now from Wake Forest, VCU, Miami, Clemson and Tulane. He says that VCU is in the most contact with him at the moment. Reggie is averaging 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists per game for Dudley High School.
Jordan Nelson (PG, 6’1″, 2011) has had heavy D1 interest and already has a load of D2 offers. Jordan plays for Lincoln High School in Illinois and Peoria Irish Travel Ball. You can see more of Jordan here, including a game against Morton where he scored 39 points, including 9 three-pointers.
Jerran Foster (PG, 5’10”, 2012) plays on Winston-Salem Prep with Greg McClinton and had to take the scoring load when Greg went down with a concussion earlier this season. I’ve watched Jerran play multiple times, including a scoring explosion against NC State commit Tyler Lewis. Both Lewis and Foster were pouring in buckets during their match up at the Frank Spencer Holiday Classic this year. Foster is sure handed and a collegiate level ballhandler, strong with a pit bull mentality about getting into the lane and scoring. He’s had multiple 30 point outbursts this season and has interest from Clemson, UNCC, UNCG (Greensboro), Winthrop, Winston-Salem State, Baylor, UNCP (Pembroke), South Carolina and several others.
Braeshaun Dozier(PG/SG, 6’0″, 2012) plays for the #1 ranked 4-A team in North Carolina, Ronald W. Reagan High School, along with sophomore Matt Madigan (SG/SF, 6’4″, 2013). Both are part of a team that executes extremely well and plays smart basketball, with effective passing, crisp guard cuts and excellent shot selection. Dozier has some interest from Furman, while Madigan has interest from Notre Dame, Appalachian State, Davidson, East Carolina, South Carolina and Xavier.
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