Hammonds makes statement
The buzz surrounding class of 2017 forward Rayshaun Hammonds has been building for a while down in the state of Georgia. That buzz proved to be proved to be accurate as Hammonds exploded at the Under Armour Association event in New Orleans. At around 6-foot-7 and 200 pounds, Hammonds has a unique skill set and body. His long arms allow him to play bigger than his listed height, and his skill allows him to play some on the wing. “I just want to show my versatility,” Hammonds explained. “I want to prove that I can get to the hole, that I can play defense, and also that I have improved on my defense. I have worked hard to be a better leader, talk on the court, and listen to the coaches.” Running with the loaded Atlanta Xpress squad, Hammonds and his teammates have big goals for the spring. “Our expectations are to win the Under Armour nationals and also just to win and get better individually and as a team,” said Hammonds. Recruiting wise, several schools have put in early work on the trail with Hammonds. “I have heard from Georgia State, Georgia, Tennessee, Stanford, Tulane, and California,” said Hammonds. “Also a few other schools have been contacting me.” Hammonds is an excellent student, and the education at Stanford is definitely something that appeals to him. “I feel real good about Stanford,” noted Hammonds. “It is a good school, the education is obviously top notch, and it is a school that can set you up for life. Also it is a school with a good tradition and good coaches.” Also Stanford’s archrival California is right in the mix, and he likes what the Golden Bears are saying as well. “Cal is a good school, and they are on the rise,” said Hammonds. “I like the coaching staff there, and it is a good situation for me I feel.” At the moment Hammonds says he is in no hurry to make any kind of college decision.
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