Carolina Challenge: VT Eyeing Kimbro

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6-4, 185-pound shooting guard/wing forward Tony Kimbro averaged 13.5 points, five rebounds and two steals per game this past season for NCISAA state champ Christ School (Arden, N.C.). Kimbro, a junior who has caught the attention of Virginia Tech and other major Division 1 programs, showed off a nice 3-point shot while averaging 18.3 points per game at the Carolina Challenge.

“Playing here is really good because you get to see where you stand against a lot of your competition,” Kimbro said on Saturday. “Playing against [North Carolina 2011 recruit] P.J. [Hairston], I get to see what I’ve got to work on because he’s a very talented player. Checking him, because he’s got a good game, helps me see where I am defensively. I’ve got to work on being quicker and being more physical. I have to be more aggressive against guys like that.”

Kimbro, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, is in his second year at Christ School. Being around talented teammates like junior guard Demarcus Harrison and junior center Marshall Plumlee has been a benefit.

“It’s good. Demarcus is the only person I check in practice because he can do stuff like shoot off the dribble. He shows so much,” Kimbro said. “And Marshall is eager to work out. He works out so much. Being with him, you see him working out and you figure you might as well workout too. Those two guys really help push me along, I think.”

Oklahoma State is the only major FBS offer for Kimbro, who is looking to impress more Division 1 coaches this offseason.

“I’m just trying to show them that I’m not just looking out for me. I’m not going to shoot all the shots just to get points. I’m trying to work on stuff other people don’t work on, like defense and boxing out and stuff like that,” Kimbro said.

Kimbro says that Clemson and Virginia Tech are expressing serious interest and Kentucky is showing a little interest as well. He has spoken with Tech assistant coach Ryan Odom on several occasions. What is