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Friday / July 12.
  • Four-star guard Silas Demary Jr. to visit Tennessee later this month

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    By SAM LANCE

    CHICAGO — Class of 2023 four-star combo guard Silas Demary Jr. will visit Tennessee starting July 26, he tells ZAGSBLOG.com. 

    Demary, the 6-foot-4, 180-pound guard from Combine Academy (NC) and the Team Curry AAU program, has previously taken visits to St. John’s and VCU. He also plans on taking unofficial visits to Georgia and NC State in August. 

    Demary said right now Tennessee, St. John’s, VCU and Wichita State are recruiting him hardest. He gave his thoughts on each of those options:

    Tennessee: “I’ve been talking to them a lot. They really talk about plans for me getting up there, how I fit in their system, who will be there when I get there. And then mainly, I have a visit there, so hopefully that’ll show more. Tennessee just really been good, just keeping that relationship before I get on campus.” 

    St. John’s: “I got up there, took an official in early June. It was great. I got up there with the guys, the coaches and had dinner with them. It was just a great atmosphere. I mean, it’s New York, so how could you not love it. They just have everything you want.”

    VCU: “I got up there for a visit late June. It was great, being around them. And Bones [Hyland] came back. So I saw him, played a little bit of pick up. It was just great being around coach [Mike] Rhoades. I’ve never really had that family culture.” 

    Wichita State: “Coach [Tyson] Waterman reached out last week just telling me he believed in me. He was at one of the games. Just really that he believes in me.” 

    All of the schools Demary listed above were represented at the UAA finals. Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes was court side on Friday for Demary’s game. St. John’s had assistants Greg Vetrone and TJ Cleveland present. VCU fielded assistant Jamal Brunt, and Wichita State was also represented.

    Demary isn’t sure if he will narrow down to a top schools list, nor does he have an ideal date for committing. 

    “After the live period I’ll probably sit down, take a few days off and look at the next step,” Demary said. 

    When asked to describe his game, Demary compared himself to the likes of Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart. Demary said he gets things done on both sides of the ball. 

    “I feel like I bring every aspect of the game to a team,” Demary said. “I can do anything a team needs. Scoring, assists, defense, rebounding, just bring all the hustle things, all the little things for my team.”

    Demary is ranked the No. 20 combo guard and No. 117 player nationally by 247Sports.

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