Flatt Seizes Chance To Shine

It's tough catching the eye of college recruiters during the fall evaluation period. So, when you have a chance to play against one of the best, you'd better seize the opportunity and that's exactly what Justin Flatt did.

Flatt Has Big Game Versus Anderson

For Justin Flatt, a 6-3 shooter from Savannah (TN) Hardin County, the chance to play against Rashad Anderson might have been the opportunity of a lifetime. Guess what, Flatt seized the moment.

At one of the recent Bob Gibbons events, Flatt got it going and hit up Anderson for a big number. The performance jumpstarted his recruitment. "It meant everything," Flatt said. "I think I hit like four or five threes and mid-range jumpers. It was just a really great game. They ended up beating us by 9 and I had 39 against them." Flatt said Anderson guarded him the entire game.

"We talked and spoke before the game and talked a little at halftime," Flatt said. "The second half was when things picked up for me. He asked me who was recruiting me and couldn't believe there weren't any high-major schools in there. He thought I would be at least high-major. He's a really good guy guy; a great guy."

Since the event, Flatt's recruitment has picked up. NC State called and so did Florida. The Gators said they might take a look if he waits until the spring. He visited Arkansas State unofficially last weekend and ASU wants him to come back for an official. Tennessee-Martin, Tennessee, Fairfield, Alabama-Huntsville, Troy State, Emory and Henry, Carson Newman and UAB are some of the schools that already had been recruiting on some level.

We watched Flatt perform at the June Atlanta Basketball Classic with the Mid-State Ballerz. He displayed great range on his jumper that much was for sure. Because of that skill alone, he was at least a low-major recruit with the potential to play mid-major basketball. Sounds like he's been doing some work on his game since then.

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