June was the key month for Allerik Freeman.
Prior to it, he was considering a prospect that could play at the high-major level. After big-time weekends at the Nike Elite 100 and NBPA Top 100 Camp, Freeman became one of the most sought-after players in the country.
An impressive July vaulted him to the No. 15 spot in the CBSSports.com Top 100.
“I feel like I’ve been getting better and I played more on the main stage this year,” Freeman said.
While he has always been able to use his strength and finishing ability to execute off the dribble, Freeman expanded his game in the past few months to make himself more dangerous.
“My pull-up three ball,” he said. “I’ve zoned in on my mid-range game, and just using my speed and size.”
In terms of recruiting, so many schools are pursuing Freeman that he barely remembers all of them.
He holds offers from North Carolina State, Miami (Fl.), Florida, Kansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Xavier, UNLV, Georgetown, Baylor, Oklahoma, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Memphis, Texas, Villanova and Wake Forest, while also hearing from North Carolina, Clemson, Marquette, DePaul, Florida State and Arizona.
With upwards of 30 schools vying for his services, Freeman is ready to start eliminating suitors.
“I’m cutting it to nine by August 25th,” he said.