PG flying under the radar?

12 Sep

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

As you know, not every great player who has come out of high school  is highly touted. There have been under the radar players like Steph Curry and Andrew Goudelock. Heck even Derrick Williams wasn’t one of the top players in his class. Another under the radar could be Indiana area point guard Adonis Filer.

Sometimes overshadowed on his AAU team by the likes of Glenn Robinson (Michigan) and five-star stud Mitch McGary, Filer is a solid floor leader and the BCS schools have taken notice.

“Right now I’m considering USC, Tennessee, Clemson, Utah, Oregon State, and Depaul,” Filer said.

That’s a pretty impressive list, and although none of those programs have the look of a top 25 team this season, Adonis could be a solid piece that helps get one of them there.

While the guard maintains that he is not favoring anyone at this point and is holding his cards close to his chest. An athletic point guard who can both score and create off the dribble for his teammates.

Depaul has a definite need for a lead guard after Shane Larkin had to reneg on his commitment due to medical reasons. Clemson has recruited the point guard position heavily over the past few years, so they might be set unless they plan on using him at the two. USC is interesting because Jio Fontan will graduate after next year, and could show Flier the ropes before leaving. Tennessee is involved with a few other guards, including Ray Lee, but adding Filer to their thin backcourt would be nice after losing out on Kevin Ware and Chris Jones last year. Utah really needs to recruit the best talent available to them in order to keep up with their new Pac-12 brethren, who seem to be making a resurgence between Arizona, UCLA, Washington, and Oregon. Oregon State would benefit from adding him as Craig Robinson and Co. need a solid lead guard sooner rather than later.

When asked what he was looking for in a school he replied:  “Great coaches, a nice environment, and good academics.”

He also said that he planned on making his decision “probably a week or two before the first signing date.”

No matter when he decides one lucky program will be getting a point guard they can count on for years to come.

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