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Friday / July 19.
  • Four-star point guard Kingston Flemings says 6 schools recruiting him the hardest

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    By MATT WHITFIELD

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Col.Kingston Flemings is one of the more intriguing prospects in the Class 2025.

    The 6-foot-3 point guard from San Antonio (TX) Brennan High School was unranked a year ago. Now Flemings is a consensus top 50 recruit and some of the best programs in the country are taking notice.

    “[It’s great] seeing my work pay off,” Flemmings said at the USA Basketball U17 training camp. “I have worked all my life. Being unranked [in 2023] I still felt I was one of the best players in the country. And now I am just playing on a higher stage and proving that I belong, it just means a lot.”

    Ranked the No. 4 point guard in his class by 247Sports.com, Flemings is a twitchy athlete with a silky-smooth handle and shot. Some of the best programs in the country are courting him.

    “Texas Tech, Houston is talking a lot, Michigan is talking a lot, Creighton, UT texts a lot, and Tennessee,” he said. “UCLA is starting to come in. Kentucky and Duke have not offered yet but they have started to talk [to me].”

    Flemings is being recruited by Duke assistant Jai Lucas and if Duke should offer Flemings would be intrigued.

    “Duke has always been a great team, so having them recruit me means a lot.” Flemings added. “If they offered me, I’d be down to take one [official there].”

    Kentucky associate head coach Alvin Brooks is also recruiting Flemings. And the two have a connection.

    “Coach Alvin Brooks recruited me at Baylor, so I already had a relationship with him,” said Flemings.

    Despite the Blue Blood interest. Flemings mentioned six schools recruiting him the hardest.

    “Texas Tech, Houston, Creighton is up there, UT, Tennessee, and Michigan, those are probably the schools recruiting me the hardest,” said Flemings.

    Flemings does not have any officials planned now, but will have an idea of where he wants to visit by the end of the AAU season. He has already taken an official to Texas Tech and seems to hold them in high regard.

    “Texas Tech, they were one of the first teams to actually believe in me and recruit me,” he said. “Coach Kellen Buffington is new on the roster, but he recruited me early when I was unranked and he believed in me, so that means a lot. Coach [Grant] McCasland, who is the new head coach there, had a great year. I was his first offer at Texas Tech, so that means a lot. I love Texas Tech.”

    The hometown Longhorns, about 90 minutes up the highway for Flemings, cannot be counted out either.

    “Texas is always going hard,” he said. “I talk mainly to the head coach Rodney Terry and Brandon Chappell. They are right near my hometown, so I watch them play a lot. I like how their offense runs. I know some people on their team as well. So, I love Texas as well.”

    Of the head coaches he speaks to the most, Flemings mentioned Houston coach Kelvin Sampson. But for now, Flemings is just hoping to make the final cut and play on the USA Men’s U17 team, which begins play in Turkey in 10 days.

    “Hopefully I make this team,” he said. “Even if I don’t it’s been a great opportunity to play out here against the best players. That’s why I love basketball, just playing against talent like this. It’s a great opportunity.”

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    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.

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