2011 Combo Guard 6'3" Tre Demps of San Antonio Reagan has committed to play for the Northwestern Wildcats in the Big Ten. Demps, (shown below with the Texas D-1 Ambassadors in Myrtle Beach, SC at the Atlantic Slam chose Northwestern because of their top tier journalism program.
I spoke with Tre's Pops, Dell Demps who is the Player Personnel Driector for the NBA's San Antonio Spurs on Friday and he indicated to me that his son now had about 20 offers and would make his final decision shortly. I have to admit that I was a tad surprised at his decision as Tre had always indicated a preference for his native West Coast.
In my 18 months observing Demps when he moved to San Antonio and played for San Antonio Reagan and then subsequently coached him with the Texas D-1 Ambassadors I have observed the following about his game. At 6'3" 197lbs Tre has continued to mold himself as a player. He gets to the rim at will and has a series of pre programmed moves where he positions himself for mid range shots that he can drop with a high percentage. Demps also shoots the perimeter shot well.
He has battled ankle injury problems in the spring, confining him to work outs (which look like they've really helped his game). My first peek at him in the summer of 2010 was at the beginning of June where he performed well, and looked a step faster than before at the Pangos All American Camp in Long Beach, CA. Demps was selected to the "Cream of the Crop" all star event at Pangos. I was unable to attend either Deon Williams or LeBron's Camp but Poppa Dell Demps informed me that his son had an excellent showing at both of these elite level camps.
Tre was a pleausre to coach and always responded to instruction in a very attentive manner. I have no doubt that he will make for an excellent player in the physical Big Ten and have a very productive career at Northwestern and beyond. Demps will finish out his summer basketball with one of the California Pump N Run teams. Congratulations to the Demps Family!