Riley always working

Cody Riley is one of the top players in 2017. Read on to see what he says about his game and more.

There are not many players in the 2017 class that are better than 6-foot-7, 215-pound Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon power forward Cody Riley.

As well-rounded of a player as Riley is, he still recognizes the need for improvement.

"I want to work on being more of a vocal leader out on the court," Riley said. "When things are not going well, I want to work on picking my teammates up.

"I also feel that I need a go to move and I am working on getting one when I feel my team really needs a bucket."

Riley was one of the most impressive players at the Pangos All-American Camp due in large part to his ability to adjust to the opposing defenses.

"It depends on the mismatches," Riley said. "If it is a smaller guy, I know I need to post him up. If it is a bigger guy, I feel I can bring him outside and then go by him. Also, hopefully my jumper is falling because big guys tend to sag off when I go outside."

There are numerous schools recruiting Riley and it is no surprise that he has more offers since playing in EYBL.

"I picked up an offer from UConn and Arizona State," he said. "Kevin Ollie is a great guy and we are trying to build a relationship."

That relationship with a college coach will likely be the main factor in Riley's recruitment.

"I want to have a great relationship with the coach," Riley said. "I also want a school that is a family and not about the individuals that make up a team."

There is plenty of time remaining in Riley's recruitment, but he knows there is at least one school he wants to see.

"I don't have any visits planned for sure, but I will probably visit Arizona at some point this summer," he said.


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