In his match-ups against Dayton Metro and Team Jersey Elite on Day 2 of Hoop Group Pittsburgh Jam Fest, Britt scored a combined 23 points.
“Oh man, I’ve been coming [to Hoop Group] since I was 11- and 12-under. Tons of competitions in New Jersey and other places,” Britt explained. “I like them a lot. They’re really exciting and I’m enjoying them.”
With all that is going on Britt doesn’t want to rush his decision. “I plan on waiting until mid junior year before I really start to take it seriously and look at schools. For now I’m just enjoying what’s going on.”
He also added that the coaches would be the biggest factor in choosing a school. He wants to feel like he can have a strong partnership with whoever it is going to be with.
He is also looking for a school that plays at an up-tempo pace.
His options are open and more offers are sure to flood in as he enters his junior year and continues to improve in areas such as his three point shot which he said was his one of his main things he wants to get better at.
The state of Indiana has produced a lot of rising stars, some of which have walked through the doors of Hoop Group, including Eric Gordon. Now comes 2012 forward Jared Drew.
Drew, a 6’6” swingman from Cathedral High School, has been playing at Hoop Group events since 8th grade. “I love the competition here because there are no easy games,” said Drew.
Drew’s team lost to Drill 4 Skills and he placed most of the blame on himself.
“We couldn’t get going earlier in the game and I blame myself for that,” said Drew. “At the start of the second half I hit a couple lay ups and then we started to pick it up. My team follows me so I need to be a leader.”
Drew has 8 Division 1 offers, including Saint Louis, Austin Peay, Green Bay, Indiana State and is also drawing interest from Butler and Oregon State.
“I came here last year and I was playing with a grade older than me so all the recruiters thought I was already a senior when I was just becoming a junior so my offers came in from schools like Liberty and Richmond,” said Hairston. “Then they found out I was a junior and now I’ve got offers from Boston University and Virginia Tech.”
He also has been given interest from Colorado, LSU and South Carolina State.
The 6’4 guard has had a strong showing in all three games so far including The Gold Match game where Hairston had 14 points against All Ohio Red in a losing effort.
“I’ve been on the circuit for two years now and I love the competition that I get when I play at Hoop Group events,” added Hairston. “It gets great exposure for recruiters.”
Jerome does a great job offensively of scoring but also shows his vocal leadership at times by taking teammates to the side and crediting them or helping them correct a mistake.
With a strong performance here at Hoop Group Pittsburgh Jam Fest and then in other tournaments, Jerome could make a strong case to get some more Division 1 offers before the beginning of senior year, when he said he plans to make his decision for his college career.