By Jeff Borzello
With three top-40 players in its frontcourt, the Florida Rams’ Blue team gets most of the attention from Matt Ramker’s AAU program.
At the Adidas Invitational in Indianapolis, though, it was the Black U-17 team that stole the show and surprisingly won the championship. They won all nine games, capped with a victory over New Heights (N.Y.) in the title game.
The main reason for the run? Look no further than 2013 prospect Kasey Hill, whose performance has some people calling him the best point guard in the country.
“I can create and shoot, score off the dribble,” Hill said. “I can slash, I can pass.”
Hill, a 6-0 Montverde Academy (Fla.) product, was clutch too – he knocked down a stepback 20-footer to give the Rams a two-point win over Gateway Basketball Club in the first round of the tournament.
Since his MVP performance at the Adidas Invitational, Hill made headlines by picking up an additional offer from Kentucky. Florida, Louisville, Florida State, Miami (Fl.) and Kansas State had each already offered him.
He said he is also hearing from South Florida, UCF and Providence.
“The school that I fit in the best at – with the school and on the team,” Hill said when asked what he is looking for in a school.
Expect his recruitment to pick up even more as coaches now trek to see more than just the Rams’ Blue team.
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