Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Red Stick Report (Baton Rouge, LA)

2011 P 6'6" Tre Drye of Baton Rouge Glen Oaks continues to be a high level performer on the State's #1 ranked 4A team. He dropped 17 points & 10 boards on district foe Zachary. In his second year as a varsity starter, the talented Super Soph routinely posts double doubles. He does not turn 16 until August of 2009. Already, his footwork and ability to post up are advanced for most high school players, regardless of age/class year. Mark it down here that Drye will be a star in the ACC, SEC or the like. He carries a 4.2 GPA too!2010 WG 6'5" Brian Williams of Baton Rouge Glen Oaks who, along with 2010 big timer Lankston Galloway is the cream of a super talented crop in the Class of 2010 in Baton Rouge. Williams willed his team to a big win over Zachary last night with 20 points and 11 rebounds. In terms of his potential, this kid is the truth. Went off for 23 points against Texas #1, 5A Houston Strake Jesuit. Super explosive athlete who has already been offered by hometown LSU and Big XII Oklahoma State. Look soon for the Memphis Tigers to be pursuing him. He recently received an invitation to their Elite Camp in June of 2009. Williams carries a 3.5 GPA.
I first reported on 2010 G 6'4" Ronald McGhee a few weeks ago just prior to the New Year. I met his dad at that time & he informed me his boy was getting recruited by Houston, Louisiana-Lafayette etc. I politely gave him my two cent's worth that his son would end up being recruited at a much higher level. The lanky 2 guard had one of the sweetest strokes I'd seen. Well, according to several reliable sources the Dukies were in town a couple of days ago to watch Ronald practice and seem poised to make him an offer once he takes the ACT/SAT. Now that's big time! As most anyone knows Coach K and the Blue Devils don't just chase anybody.
From this point forward, all info out of Louisiana will be titled our "Red Stick Report" as we attempt to establish our identity there. On info received from the locals, I've been told that's what Baton Rouge means in French. Like the Austin/Cen Tex/San Antonio area this is a vastly under recruited part of the country. My observations there are that the talent level is outstanding and that these kids deserve extra publicity.