Monday, October 17, 2011

DePaul Offers Three In-State Prospects

The state of Illinois is jam packed with talent and DePaul is wasting no time in it's recruiting approach.

Coach Oliver Purnell has already successful sold the program to one recruit and received a verbal pledge from 6-3 point guard Billy Garrett Jr. Garrett Jr is considered one of the best lead guards in the country.

Purnell has a great floor general, now its all about surrounding him with talent.

DePaul has it easy with nearly all of the top talent in the nation being from the state of Illinois or very close to Chicago.

The Blue Demons know who they want to target and isn't keeping the word in. Coach Purnell and his staff decided to offer three in-state guards.

2014 guards Darius Austin, Darreon Reddick and Paul Turner all picked up offers last night after attending DePaul's Midnight Madness.

Each recruit walked away from the festivities that night and was impressed. The same word was reiterated from everyone who attended the event and that "crazy."

Austin, a 6-6 wing, has high major game and is a great swingman. He's at his best when he's getting to the rim and finishing through contact. He has a physical game, great handle and finish at the rim with both hands.

His jump shot is developing and should be another asset as it continues to improve.

Reddick, a 6-3 guard, is a versatile threat out the backcourt. He has the ability to get his teammates involved but his scoring ability has gotten many thinking he could play the two at the college level.

Similar to Austin, Reddick has consistently shown that his jump shot was No. 1 priority in the gym. Improving his stroke will only improve his stock.

Turner, a 6-4 shooting guard, also has shows flashes of versatility in the backcourt. I feel his destine postion in college will be the two but he's proven that he can play the one. On the circuit, Turner tore it up in the mid range and proved that he was way ahead of his peers.