Virginia Tech recruit Montrezl Harrell was one of the participants in last week’s NBPA Top 100 Camp, which features 100 of the most talented prospects in the country. Harrell and two Virginia Tech targets — 2012 wing Andrew White and 2013 combo guard Allerik Freeman — answered questions on recruiting and more.
Allerick Freeman, G, 6’4″, 210 pounds, Olympic High School (Charlotte, N.C.), Class of 2013
Notes: Is a combo guard for his high school team. Averaged 18 points last season. Led the team in scoring and was second in rebounding and second in assists. Averaged five points per game in the NBPA Top 100. College coaches believe Freeman has the ability to be a point guard on the next level. Freeman believes he could play either spot.
“It depends on what school I attend,” said Freeman, referring to which position he will play on the next level. “Some schools want me to run the combo, but others want me at the lead spot.”
Recruiting update: For this summer anyway, Freeman is focused on improving his game and not on determining where he will go to college.
“I still have a lot of work to do before I can think about [making a college decision],” said Freeman, who has been offered by Florida, Georgetown, Miami, N.C. State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Freeman is open and does not have a favorite. The schools he knows the best early on include Clemson (no offer), Georgetown, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.
“Virginia Tech, they’ve been recruiting me since I was a freshman,” Freeman said. “Coach Autry was my [recruiter], but he left and Coach Johnson is the new guy. And Coach Greenberg. I know the whole staff really well. I’ve gone to Virginia Tech for football games and basketball games. I know the players. My boy Marquis [Rankin] is going there. My boy Jarell [Eddie] is there. I know the players.”
My take: I liked what I saw out of Freeman last week. Skills-wise, Freeman may be more of a combo guard now, but only slightly. He has the ball-handling ability to play the point guard position on the college level in my opinion. For his size, he is very quick and agile. A great athlete. Recruiting-wise, there doesn’t appear to be a clear favorite, though he did speak highly of Virginia Tech and Georgetown....
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