Whitt has major interest

The Jayhawk Invitational was a chance for Jimmy Whitt to make a name for himself on the national stage and he did just that.

Class of 2015 shooting guard Jimmy Whitt had an impressive showing at the Jayhawk Invitational. The Columbia (Mo) Hickman prospect can score as well as any other player in the class, and he continues to get better.

At 6-foot-2, Whitt has the ability to play either guard position, though he is at his best off the ball. Whitt continues to improve, and is looking to show everybody what he can do.

"I think I am a versatile player who can play on the defensive end as well as the offensive end," said Whitt. "If my coach needs me to guard the best player I can do that, and I feel like I can play point or shooting guard."

He continued, "I am just trying to show people my all-around game and show that I can make plays for teammates and for myself."

Recruiting wise several schools have been really involved with Whitt and were tracking him during the spring evaluation period.

"I just have an offer from Wichita State," said Whitt. "I have a lot of attention from Arkansas and Creighton and a little attention from Ohio State and Kansas."

Since moving to the Big East, Creighton has really hit the recruiting trail hard looking to land some high level players and Whitt is a definite priority.

"Creighton they are recruiting me really hard," said Whitt. "I want to talk to their coaches more, and I know they want to get me to their campus sometime this summer."

Also the Arkansas Razorbacks have made sure to make their presence felt in his recruitment.

"Arkansas is really big," Whitt explained. "I have talked to their coaches a lot and they said they are going to be really after me this summer trying to recruit me."

Though he lives in Missouri, Whitt obviously has seen a lot of Kansas, and having the Jayhawks show some attention is big for him.

"That is really big because they are a local school," said Whitt. "I actually live in Colombia so they are sort of Missouri's rival, so that is a big to hear from a rival school."

For now Whitt is just taking it all in and evaluating all the schools. He does have a good idea of what he is looking for in a program.

"I look for not only a good basketball program, but good academics, and also the opportunity to fit into the program where I can play to the best of my ability," said Whitt.

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