Four-star power forward Rayshaun Hammonds really started to rise last year as a prospect, and he continues to get better and make strides with his game. Now heading into his junior season Hammonds is showing everybody the upside he has, and college coaches are flocking to his school.
“I am working on my ball handling and shooting definitely,” explained Hammonds. “Also I am really working on my defense and rebounding. I am focused on being a great defensive player.”
As a new age power forward with the ability to play inside and out, Hammonds has high expectations for himself and his school.
“The main goal is to win state,” noted Hammonds. “Also I want to be the best player in Gwinnett County.”
Recruiting wise some high powered schools have been through to see Hammonds.
“I had Iowa State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Tennessee, Clemson, Xavier, West Virginia, Georgia State, Florida, and Florida State,” noted Hammonds.
In terms of visits, two SEC schools have gotten recent trips.
“I went to Georgia a few weeks ago and I went to Alabama in September,” said Hammonds.
About the visit to Athens, Hammonds said, “It was a real nice trip. I like the campus and the coaches were real cool. They talked to me about my grades and everything, and I just had a good time.”
When it comes to Alabama, Hammonds was also impressed with the trip and Head Coach Avery Johnson.
“When I went there I met to Coach Avery and his family,” noted Hammonds. “I liked the campus and the coaches over there. They are definitely a school that will be up there in my recruitment.”
At the moment there is no timetable for a commitment from Hammonds, but he does know what he will be looking for in a school.
“I am just looking for a school with a good environment and with coaches I can relate to,” he explained.