Two emerge for Francis

Two powers with head coaches who are very familiar with each other are recruiting Brandone Francis the hardest.

When the class of 2014 rankings are updated, look for Jacksonville (Fla) Arlington Country Day standout Brandone Francis to make a big move up. The current three-star will definitely crack the top 100, and he showed off his skills at the NBPA Top 100 Camp.

"I have never been around so many good players like this," said Francis of the camp. "It is always good to compete against the best."

As he did all spring long, Francis performed well at the camp and proved to be among the best players in his class. Overall it has been a breakout spring for Francis and he is enjoying every minute of it.

"It has just been amazing," said Francis. "Nothing could have happened without my teammates. They have helped me a lot, and I just try to go out there and have fun and improve my game. I just want to show everybody what I can do on the court, make my teammates better, and be the best player I can be."

Recruiting wise Francis has heard from schools like Indiana, Florida, Florida State, Washington, Louisville, Illinois, Cincinnati, West Virginia, and others have recruited Francis this spring.

While Francis has a whole lot of interest, it is Louisville and Florida that have emerged as the schools recruiting him the hardest.

"I think they have separated themselves right now because they are recruiting me the hardest," said Francis of the Cardinals and Gators. "They have been talking to me every other day, and sometimes they hit me every day. They play almost the same with guards and pick and roll."

For Francis he will rely on his family to help him make the decision. While his parents do not live in the United States, he says he has their full support during this process.

"My mother is going to support me anywhere I go," said Francis. "She just wants me to be happy and wants what is best for me, and hopefully watch me on TV and be proud. She doesn't know a lot about basketball, but she just knows it is my passion and it is my love and what I enjoy doing."

He continued, "My dad played at Boston College for four years. He is helping me with my decision. He isn't telling me where to go or anything, but he is helping me and telling me to go where my heart is, and he is going to support me no matter what."

For now Francis is just getting ready for the month of July with Florida Elite, and he will then focus on taking visits after AAU season.


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