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Notebook: Calhoun separates himself as scorer

Posted on: April 12, 2011 6:03 pm
Edited on: April 24, 2011 2:36 pm
 

Posted by Jeff Borzello

HAMPTON, Va. – He’s not overly explosive or extremely quick, but Omar Calhoun has cemented himself as one of the best pure scorers in the country.

Calhoun, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Christ the King (N.Y.), has deep range on his outside shots and is lethal on pull-up jumpers from inside the arc. He can also beat defenders and finish at the rim.

Over the weekend at the Boo Williams EYBL event, Calhoun averaged 29.4 points in five games, including a 38-point performance against All Ohio Red.

In terms of recruiting, Calhoun currently lists offers from West Virginia, Virginia, Villanova, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, St. John’s, Rutgers and Vanderbilt, with interest from North Carolina and Kentucky.

“I visited UNC, it was nice,” he said. “I’ve also been to Pittsburgh, Villanova, Connecticut and Seton Hall.”

Calhoun plans to trim his list after the July live period.

Several schools courting Marcus Hunt

With Tony Parker and Alex Poythress dominating the paint for the Georgia Stars, Marcus Hunt gets plenty of opportunities to impress on the perimeter.

Clearly, Hunt is intriguing to many schools.

Over the weekend, the 6-foot-6 swingman from North Clayton (Ga.) listed Florida State, Nebraska, Alabama, Miami (Fl.), UTEP, Louisville, Missouri, Florida and Georgia as schools currently tracking him. Hunt also has an offer from Georgia Tech.

Hunt is a very good offensive player who can score from the perimeter and around the rim, and his strength and size make him a tough match-up.

Recruiting

Nunn and Tate lead loaded Meanstreets 16s

It’s not often that an AAU program 16s squad is better than its 17s, but that might be the case with Meanstreets this season.

There’s no Anthony Davis on the 17s team, or even a Phil Greene. However, the 16s boast several high-major prospects, led by guards Kendrick Nunn and Jaylon Tate.

Nunn is a high-level guard who can create his own shot and get to the basket against most defenders. The lefty from Simeon (Ill.) finishes in traffic and also draws fouls. Over the weekend, he listed Memphis, Alabama, Saint Louis, Ohio, Pittsburgh and Arizona as schools on him early.

Tate, a 6-foot-2 De La Salle (Ill.) product, had several nice offensive plays at the Boo Williams EYBL event, knocking down perimeter shots and also driving baseline for finishes at the rim. Tate picked up an offer from Northwestern in March, while also receiving interest from Marquette, Xavier, Florida and a host of Big Ten schools. 

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