Haleyville, Ala.--One of the young basketball prospects who had a good performance at Bruce Pearl’s Elite Camp in Auburn is an in-state big man who will be a junior for the 2016-17 season.
Logan Dye, a 6-8, 225-pound forward and center at Haleyville High School, showed a nice shooting touch, strength on the boards and good passing skills.
“It was good,” Dye said when asked about his camp experience. “I had a good time. I could have probably done a little better job of crashing the boards. Overall, I would give myself a ‘B’ or ‘B+,’ but it was a great experience.”
As a sophomore Dye averaged 15.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game and was named third team Class 4A All-State.
At the camp in Auburn the prospect got a chance to match up with talented big guys from around the Southeast. Dye says that he liked the competition.
“Yes, it challenged me,”?he said. “I still have that chip on my shoulder. Not many people know who you are so when you go in there they don’t want to throw you the ball, you go get it--you do it yourself. You have to keep going.”
Asked what he sees as his best attributes as a player, the class of 2018 prospect said, “Probably my shooting and my first step, dribble stuff. I have worked on that all summer and it should help me out a lot. Hopefully, it will help me get a ring.”
Logan Dye is heading into his junior season.
Still waiting on his first offer from a high major program, he is hearing from colleges as far away as Stanford on the West Coast and several SEC programs such as Auburn, Alabama, Mississippi State and Ole Miss as well a other colleges. Samford made the first scholarship offer for Dye.
This summer he has been working on his three-point shot and overall consistency on his jumpers. He notes that previously most of his shots away from the basket were mid-range shots or jumpers just inside the three-point line.
“It incorporates so much more into your game if you can do it from inside out,” he said of gaining a consistent three-point field goal. “A lot of coaches like that.”
Another point of emphasis has been to work on his strength and overall conditioning. “If I can get to the point where I can push everybody out of the way it will be easier to rebound,” he said.