Felton talking to other schools

SUWANEE, Ga. -- One of the most talented guards in the country -- Jalek Felton -- has been a UNC commit for six months, but he's also communicating with other schools.

Five-star guard junior-to-be guard Jalek Felton announced his verbal pledge to North Carolina on December 30th.

But since then, the 6-foot-3 gifted combination has admitted that he’s still considering other college options. On Friday at the Under Armour Finals, Felton told Scout that he’s been communicating with other schools.

“It’s about the same,” Felton said of his recruitment. “I’ve been hearing from Kentucky, South Carolina and Kansas a little bit. It’s been the same, and North Carolina, of course. It’s been the same.”

“It’s still open,” he added. “I just verbally committed, but it’s still open.”

So is Felton listening to other pitches?

“Oh, yeah,” Felton responded.

“I talked to Kentucky two nights ago and then South Carolina, I talked to them,” he said.

Felton has visited North Carolina many times and is planning to take trips to other schools in the fall.

“I’ll take visits,” Felton said. “I’m not sure where yet, but in the next couple of months I’m going to take some.”

On the court, Felton is a versatile guard prospect that can fill multiple rolls. At the UA Finals, he’s showed off his shot making and passing ability.

Felton is the nephew of NBA player and former North Carolina star Raymond Felton, who also sponsors his travel team – Team Felton. The older Felton has been in attendance at the UA Finals this week.

“He’s very talented,” Raymond told Scout about Jalek. “He can do pretty much everything. He can shoot it. He can pass it. He can dribble it. He has everything in his game. He’s definitely very talented. He’s 6-5 and can play the point or the two.”

“He can play wherever you need him to play or whatever his team needs him to do,” he added. “That’s a great gift to have when you can play multiple positions.”

Felton is currently regarded as Scout’s No. 14 overall prospect and No. 3 point guard in the 2017 class.



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