Blakeney shows improvement

We are only a few weeks into the spring AAU circuit and Antonio Blakeney is already establishing himself as one of the more improved prospects in the 2015 class.

One of the top performers from the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions this past weekend was Antonio Blakeney.

A 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of Orlando (Fla.) Oak Ridge, Blakeney helped Each One Teach One reach the semi-finals. What stuck out most about Blakeney's game was his improved efficiency.

"It has to be like that with this team because we have so many great D-1 players," Blakeney told Scout.com.

"With all the good players that we have you can't be a high level scorer," he added. "You have to take efficient shots because you aren't going to get that many shots. Everybody is good. We have a lot of good scorers."

Blakeney also appeared to have gained athleticism since last December at the City of Palms Classic.

"I've been doing these pool workouts," Blakeney said. "They've been telling me what to do and I was doing them every day and it got me way more athletic."

What else is Blakeney working on?

"I have to keep working on my ball handling and moves in transition and just becoming a better leader on the floor," Blakeney said.

On the recruiting front, Blakeney has reeled in a host of scholarship offers from high major programs.

"The schools that are making me their priority are Louisville, Florida, Memphis, LSU, Providence, Kansas, USC and Florida State," Blakeney said. "They are basically saying I'm their priority and their top guy."

"Right now I'm just wide open," he said. "I'm trying to figure out some of these schools and trying to build a relationship with some of these colleges. All of them pretty much have the same thing to offer. I'm just trying to build relationships and see where I can come in and play early."

Blakeney is currently regarded as a four-star prospect.


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