Manning molding into lead guard

Tamron Manning continues to develop his game. The talented guard out of Georgetown (Ky.) Scott County is developing into a lead guard and has increased college interest.

College coaches are searching for point guards in the 2012 class and there's a prospect – Tamron Manning – in Kentucky that is starting to mold into a lead guard.

A 6-foot-3, 185-pounder, Manning is known for his lock down defense and terrific court vision. He recently led KYA to the Kentucky State AAU title and was their most valuable player throughout the event.

"I think I am turning into a point guard," Manning said. "I think coaches see my vision and how I see the floor."

"I think I fit better as a point guard, but I have a body of a two guard. It has its advantages of being a bigger point guard. I'm starting to slide into the point guard role, but if I need to play the two I can do that too."

But Manning was quick to point out he'sa capable scorer as well. His jump shot off the catch is solid and he has a nice pull-up floater.

"I'm a scorer and I'm an underrated defender," he added. "I think I can guard three positions. I can score the basketball in transition and in half court and I also get my teammates involved. I love getting assists."

On the recruiting front, Manning is starting to see increased interest from college coaches.

Currently he holds scholarship offers from Ohio, James Madison, Akron, Marshall, Eastern Kentucky, Coastal Carolina and Gardner-Webb.

"It's starting to pick up," Manning said of his recruitment. "I like how it's spanning out." To go with his offers, Manning has picked up interest from Dayton, Washington, Missouri, Florida, Virginia Tech, Arkansas, South Carolina, Florida State, Alabama and LSU.

Recently he was in touch with Mike Anderson at Arkansas, Anthony Grant, of Alabama, and Seth Greenberg at Virginia Tech. He also spent some time talking to new Florida assistant coach John Pelphrey.

"I'm trying to start taking some visits here pretty soon," Manning said. "I don't know when I'm going to decide. I want to decide before the season starts, but I don't know if I'll be that fortunate. I'll just have to see how everything works out."

"Right now I really want to get to Virginia Tech," he said. "I really want to get to Alabama because I like coach Grant a lot. I really want to get to Florida."

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