We’re in the middle of July, and that means recruiting battles are heating up. More than 400 coaches are expected to turn up for this year’s Great American Shootout, and there is an immense amount of talent for them to scout. With that said, we’ll take a look at five players to watch in Duncanville this weekend:
Quentin Grimes, Basketball University
One of the hottest prospects in the class of 2018, Grimes has more offers than he can count on two hands. But he’s not done yet. There are still schools recruiting him heavily that haven’t offered yet (Arizona, Notre Dame, Marquette, Virginia) to go with those already aggressively vying for his services (Kansas State, Florida, Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor). A good showing at the GASO will likely add a few more offers for the 6’4 shooting guard to consider.
Jarrett Culver, Pro Skills
The 6’5 shooting guard burst onto the scene at the Nike EYBL in Brooklyn, when he famously scored the opening 18 points for his team in a win against All Ohio. Now a top-10 prospect in the state, Culver is looking to impress the college scouts that will be keenly watching him with a repeat performance at the GASO. He’s got quite a few offers to mull over, including Texas and his hometown Texas Tech. Longhorn assistant coach David Cason has been the lead recruiter on Culver and was responsible in securing an unofficial visit to the 40 acres in late June. Cason will be in Duncanville to link up with one of the program’s top targets.
Kevin Samuel, All 4 Sports Dream Team
Samuel is an intriguing prospect. He’s piled up the offers from mid-majors and is receiving considerable interest from Texas, but he’s still got plenty left to prove. The tougher competition in Duncanville will allow him an opportunity to show he can be an impact player at the next level.
Brock Cunningham, Urban ASAK 17U
Based on production alone, Cunningham’s had one of the best summers of anyone in the state. A couple of offers from Oklahoma State and Houston validate his performance, and he’ll impress others if he can prove he can guard the small forward position in Duncanville.
Jeff Fesperman, SABO
A lights-out shooter, Fesperman is a player who needs to show his ability to play equally as well at the other end of the floor. Dartmouth and Air Force have submitted offers to the shooting guard from San Antonio, but look for more interest to pile up following a balanced performance at the GASO.