Noah Locke

Big time shooter Noah Locke is becoming a major focus on the recruiting trail

One of the elite shooters in the 2018 class is Baltimore native Noah Locke. Locke shined at the Metro Challenge, and he continues to be a priority recruit for several schools.

One of the best shooters in the class of 2018 is Noah Locke. The Baltimore native excelled during the high school season, and has a chance to be a breakout player this spring when he suits up with Team Melo in the EYBL.

About his junior season, Locke said, “It was a pretty good season. We lost to Mt. St. Joe in the semifinals, but overall I think I played pretty well. I averaged about 20 points per game and as a team we did a lot.”

On the recruiting trail several schools are already beginning to make Locke a priority in the 2018 class.

“I have been hearing a lot from Florida, Providence, Xavier, Saint Joseph's, Penn State, Kansas State, and a couple of others,” said Locke.

Two of those schools, Florida and Xavier, were playing in the Elite Eight this weekend.

About the Gators, Locke said, “I like that they let their guards go. They are a guard based team, and it is a place with good weather. It is a big time school in the SEC, and I think that would be a good league for me.”

When it comes to the Musketeers, he added, “We have a really good relationship. Coach (Mike) Pegues has been on me a lot saying I am their top target and that they really like my game. I visited there for their first game and I really liked the atmosphere there.”

Providence boss Ed Cooley has put in a lot of work to recruiting Locke personally, and Locke likes what he has heard from the Friars.

“Coach Cooley and I are very close,” explained Locke. “He has been calling me a lot and telling me I am their number one target and that they want me to come. I’ve been there for their Elite Camp and I really liked it. I have a good relationship with Coach Cooley and the assistants.”

For now Locke plans to play out the spring and summer and make some visits before coming to a final decision.

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