Cumberland adds another offer
Four-star wing Jarron Cumberland had a huge summer playing with Ohio Basketball Club. The 6-foot-4 and 205 pound Cumberland is a big time scorer in the 2016 class, and is now continuing to pull in offers. Heading into his junior season at Wilmington (Ohio), Cumberland is ready for a big year, and says he has high expectations for himself. “I’m ready for this to be a big breakout year,” explained Cumberland. “A lot of coaches are going to be at my games this year, and I have been working on my ball handling, shooting, and being more explosive. When I am driving into the lane now I am looking more to dunk and finish better.” Recruiting wise Cumberland continues to pull in major attention. “Butler offered me (Sunday), Purdue, Iowa State, Xavier, Cincinnati, and Tennessee have been the schools talking to me the most,” said Cumberland. The recent offer from Butler came on an unofficial visit to the school, and Cumberland said he came away impressed with what he saw. “It was a nice visit,” said Cumberland of Butler. “I really liked the campus. They are welcoming and the gym didn’t look brand new, but it is really nice. I know they have a good atmosphere there, and I really liked the whole coaching staff.” The first high-major school to offer Cumberland was Purdue, and the Boilermakers have stayed consistent in making him a major priority. “Purdue has said that I am their No. 1 guy,” said Cumberland. “Their style of offense has a lot of ball screens and I like to play that style, but you also have the opportunity to beat your man one-on-one. Coach Painter has told me if I go to Purdue that I would have the ball in my hands a lot.” One school that is close to offering but hasn’t done so yet is Xavier. Cumberland says that one could be coming his way however. “They have been talking to me a lot,” said Cumberland. “I know they are finishing 2015, and once that is over they say there is a good chance they offer me. They want me to come on a visit and see the school, and they like me a lot.” While no decision is imminent, Cumberland does know what he will be looking for in a school. “I am looking for a school whose style of play suits me, and also if I would be able to play as a freshman,” said Cumberland. Currently Cumberland is viewed as the No. 19 small forward and the No. 83 player overall.
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