Unsigned wing Curtis Haywood II made a huge impression at the National Prep Showcase in November. Now many high-major schools are picking up the interest in him, and he continues to improve at Brewster Academy.
“The season is going well,” said Haywood. “I like the coaching staff at Brewster and the school as well as my teammates. On the court I think I’ve done a lot of things well, but I know most coaches are impressed with my ability to shoot the basketball.”
With those improvements to his game and added exposure, Haywood has seen a major uptick in his recruitment.
“I’m hearing from Georgia Tech, Indiana, Arkansas, Illinois, Oklahoma State, Vanderbilt, Tulsa, and Western Kentucky,” listed Haywood.
Georgia Tech has been in several times to see Haywood, and continues to push as hard as any school at this stage.
“It is a good opportunity,” said Haywood of Georgia Tech. “I could get a chance to start and it is in a great city as well. Also it is a great academic school so that can lead to a lot of good things after college.”
Another school beginning to turn up the heat is Indiana.
About the Hoosiers, Haywood said, “They’ve been telling me they need a shooter and they have been keeping in touch a lot.”
He continued, “I like Indiana. It is a great program and in the Big Ten, great competition. Also Tom Crean is a very good coach who has put a lot of players in the NBA.”
While Haywood is currently attending school in New Hampshire, he is originally from Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State has definitely made it known they are interested.
“I’ve been to a bunch of team camps there and I have a lot of friends that go there,” said Haywood of Oklahoma State. “They’ve been keeping in contact and checking in on me. They should be coming on Wednesday to see us play New Hampton.”
For now no visits have been set up and Haywood is open to all suitors, and he says he plans on making a decision after the season.