Conley making progress

Joshua Conley has made strides as prospect over the last several months and is now one of the top 2015 small forward prospects on the West Coast.

One of the biggest sleepers out west in 2015 is 6-foot-6, 170-pound Inglewood (Calif.) small forward Joshua Conley.

A standout from the SoCal Hoop Review, here's an evaluation of Conley from the event:

Conley was way more prospect than player in the fall and he still has a ways to go, but he's made a notable jump already. At about 6-foot-5, he's always looked the part with his size, length and athleticism, but he's starting to figure it out. It starts for him on defense, where he was frustrating opening players, while also blocking shots and rebounding, and on offense he showed a nice feel for the game with his passing, while also finishing.

When a teammate passes him the ball, if another player on his team is open, he'll make a pass in a split second to the open man, showing really impressive instincts. Classic late bloomer that should have a strong offer list by the end of July.

While Conley isn't thrilled with his junior season performance, he feels like he's making progress on his game.

"I think my season was average; I could have done a lot better in some areas, but I've been in the gym working," Conley said.

"I've improved in some areas. I need to work on my left and shooting but I'm putting in the time. I've become a better slasher and improved my court awareness and ball handling. My jump shot has improved but it can still get better."

There are a handful of schools that are recruiting Conley, but nothing serious has materialized as of now.

"Some schools have told my coach they're interested but they haven't talked to me yet," he said.

Because it's so early into his recruitment, Conley isn't sure what he'll be looking for in a school

"I'm still figuring it out," Conley said.


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