By JACK LeGWINSpecial to ZAGSBLOGAntonio Blakeney has continued to turn heads. Not only in his home state of Florida, but Nationally.
The 16th ranked player in the class of 2015 by ESPN, Blakeney, a 6-foot-4, 170-pound shooting guard out of Oak Ridge (Fla.) has recently reeled in offers from North Carolina and Southern California, but doesn’t currently have any favorites.
“I’m trying to look at relationships right now,” Blakeney told SNY.tv. “I’m looking at the relationships I have with all of the coaches, as well as which players will be there when I get there. I’m definitely looking at the school that fits me the best, as well as the atmosphere at the program.”
No one program stands out for Blakeney at the moment, but he does plan on taking visits soon.
“I don’t have any visits scheduled at the moment,” Blakeney said. “But I do plan on taking some soon.”
One of the most electrifying scorers in the class of 2015, Blakeney will make an immediate impact at any school he commits to. His athleticism and range on his jump shot will allow him to score at each level, and his ever improving defense is becoming less and less of a deficiency.
“I’d love to be in a system where I can get out and run,” Blakeney said. “I’ve been working on my defense and decision making a lot recently, and it has improved quite a bit.”
Blakeney currently holds offers from North Carolina, Kansas, Florida, Florida State, Kansas State Louisville, Marquette, Memphis, Miami, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Southern California, Central Florida, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Xavier, South Florida, Arkansas, Clemson, and Georgia.
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