Versatile Forward Has ASU in Top Three

At 6-9 210, Sylvester Seay has been labeled as a player who's outside shot is just as effective as his post play. The talented forward, who will play this coming year for Winchendon Prep (Mass.) talked to DevilsDigest about his recruitment with the Sun Devils.

Sylvester Seay, a 2005 class prospect who up until a few moths ago attended another Massachusetts prep school, Lawrence academy, will play once again on one of the better AAU teams in California - Inland Empire. Seay will participate in some of the top July tournaments nationwide such as the ABCD Camp, and the Big Time in Las Vegas.

A couple of weeks ago, Seay participated in ASU's team camp and shared with us his impressions. "It was pretty fun," he said. "My coach didn't play me a lot, so I never got into a rhythm (smile). But I liked it a lot there." The forward was able to familiarize himself with the Tempe campus and his reviews would definitely be classified as favorable. "ASU is a good program," he remarked. The school has good academics, and a good academic support system. That's a main focus of mine. I'm thinking about majoring in architecture and ASU has a good school for that."

ASU, Virginia Tech, UNLV, Colorado and Texas A&M all offered scholarships to Seay, who listed ASU in his top three. He hinted that the Sun Devils might have an advantage being close to his family's California home, as well as playing in his preferred league. "I've been away from home for four years," Seay explained, "and now my mom wants me to play closer to home. The Pac-10 is a run and gun league. Everybody is athletic in that league, so I think it would fit my game."

According to Seay, he averaged approximately 19 points and seven rebounds last season. "I'm a lot better in my dribbling and shooting," he said when he assessed his skills. "My coach and other coaches said I can play any position besides center, and that I can guard all those four positions on the floor. I'm comfortable playing down low, but playing wing is my bread and butter. If I have a tall guy guarding me I can play wing. If I have a shorter guy guarding me, I can take him down on the block…I could get better with dribbling and my defense."

Seay admitted he had some work to do in the classroom in order to qualify, but he added: "I'm not really concerned about my grades now. I know I need to work on it, and that's gonna be the first thing I do when I go back to school. If I don't have the grades, I can't play regardless. I'm taking it one step at a time."

Following the end of the AAU circuit, Seay will start lining up his official visits. He claimed that ASU is all but assured a visit in September. However, he does anticipate a decision to come much closer to the November signing day.

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