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Drummond Has 'Unlimited Potential'; Josh Selby Adds In-Homes
St. Thomas More (Conn.) coach Jere Quinn has coached some very talented players in his day.
Quincy Douby and Devin Ebanks to name a few.
Now Quinn is coaching Andre Drummond, a 6-foot-11 man-child who is the consensus No. 1 player in the Class of 2012 and an early pick to be the top choice in the 2013 NBA Draft. (Photo at left courtesy NBADraft.net)
“Everybody’s looking at the kid. I guess he’s the No.1 ranked sophomore in the country,” Quinn said.
“He’s 6-11 with a 7-6 wingspan who can run and catch everything. He’s just a young kid whose potential is limitless.”
Drummond transferred from Capital Prep in Hartford, where he averaged 12.7 points, 11.9 boards and 6.5 blocks.
“To have the kid for three years is kind of exciting to see how much we can do with him,” Quinn said.
Still, Drummond will be shut down until November because of a stress fracture in his foot, Quinn said.
UConn is said to be heavily involved early and Drummond also took an unofficial to Providence this summer, but Quinn said Drummond and his mother, Christine Cameron, are in no rush to make a college decision this early.
“The family doesn’t seem to be in a rush with anything,” Quinn said. “I told them, ‘It’s three years away, just relax. So many things in college basketball change in three years.”
Quinn also has former Oak Hill wing Bryon Allen, who recently reopened his recruitment after initially committing to West Virginia.
“He’s wide open,” Quinn said.
After Joe Mazzulla received a redshirt to play a fifth year, West Virginia told Allen it no longer had a scholarship for him.
“They were straight with him from the get go,” Quinn said. “It’s a shame because Bryon really liked West Virginia.”
Quinn said Maryland and George Washington were among those expressing interest.
“It doesn’t seem like loads of people know what’s going in with him,” Quinn said.
St. Thomas More also has Tre Bowman, a scoring guard with interest from Northeastern, Drexel, La Salle, St Bonaventure and Niagara.
Quinn’s team also features Quinnipiac commit Dominique Langston, a 6-3 guard, and Douby’s little brother, Andrew.
“He’s not as good a Quincy but he’s really improved,” Quinn said.
SELBY ADDS IN-HOMES
More in home visits for Josh Selby, per a text message from his mom.
Sept. 9 – Kansas
Sept. 10 – UConn
Sept. 11 – Baylor
Sept. 11 – Texas
Sept. 13 – Florida State
Sept. 14 – Oregon
Sept. 15 – Kentucky
Sept. 21 – Miami
**Still waiting on Syracuse and Tennessee.
FREE THROWS***Calvin Lamb, father of Oak Hill guard Doron Lamb of Queens, says no Kansas visit for Oct. 16 has been set.
“They have never contacted me or his mother,” Calvin Lamb told TheShiver.com. “I haven’t talked to a Kansas coach yet.”
He added: “We haven’t decided anything. We liked Kentucky, but we aren’t just gonna pick a school without seeing all of the schools. It’s (UK) up there, but he wants to see Kansas, Oklahoma and others before deciding.”
***Ray Anczelowicz has an interview below with J.J. Moore in which Moore says he likes the campuses at Pittsburgh, Providence, Marquette and St. John’s. He visits Louisville OCt. 2.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.