One of the most explosive athletes in the 2019 class is Cassius Stanley. At the Nike Elite 100, Stanley showed that off in a big way, while also performing well with his perimeter jumper.
About the Elite 100, Stanley said, “I think I did alright. I got hurt, and that messed up my game a little bit. Still the camp was great and the competition was great so I really enjoyed it.”
One part of Stanley’s game that some has questioned is his outside jump shot. During the camp Stanley made those jumpers, and he says he is working hard in the gym to be more consistent.
“It has been all shots in the gym all winter and spring,” noted Stanley. “All I do is work on my perimeter game and I feel it is coming along nicely.”
With Stanley being so young his recruitment hasn’t yet reached where it will, but he already has had a chance to check out the two local options.
About the trip to USC, Stanley said, “I know the coaching staff well. My dad went to USC, and he knows some of those coaches, and I liked the campus and they have very nice facilities.”
While Stanley’s dad went to USC, his mom went to UCLA, and Stanley also enjoyed seeing things in Westwood.
“The UCLA campus was very nice,” explained Stanley. “I love how free it is. I liked the vibe I got as I walked around, and knowing that I only live 10 minutes away was nice.”
It is clearly still very early in the recruiting process for Stanley and he isn’t trying to narrow things down anytime soon, but he does know what he is beginning to look for in a potential college destination.
“We are just looking for a place that I can get a good an education and somewhere that will help me basketball wise so that can carry me on later in life to make a living,” said Stanley.