Deshawn Corprew eyeballing options

Virginia native Deshawn Corprew is holding steady and moving toward his senior season. On the heels of a successful travel season that finally brought him some well-deserved national attention, Corprew holds the cards as he sizes up his contenders.

Four schools continue to stand out for DeShawn Corprew, though he doesn’t appear to be rushing into a decision. The solidly built guard — one of the country’s most consistent and under-appreciated wings — pieced together an impressive travel season and continues to list Florida State, Texas, East Carolina, Kansas State and relative newcomer Arkansas-Little Rock.

At this juncture, Corprew hasn’t set up any official visits. He certainly hasn’t lacked for exposure during his prep career — he has played for Boo Williams on the EYBL circuit as well as events such as the NBPA Top 100 Camp and in high school at loaded Winston-Salem (N.C.) QEA — so even if he were to wait for spring, it’s not like schools would forget about him.

Still, while he has been a known quantity, he has not fully been an appreciated one. Because Corprew plays a versatile, all-around game and doesn’t specialize in any single area — and because he doesn’t frequently make his way onto the highlight reels — many have underestimated his potential impact in college.

No, he may not project as a one-and-done, but he could play early due to his strength and basketball IQ and looms as a likely multi-year starter for the right program. As to which school proves right for him, his own intuition and comfort level will play a key role.

”I just need a program where I feel at home and a family environment,” Corprew said.





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