Coaches Check Out Senior Wing

At this point it's slim pickings out there for avaialble high school seniors who can play D-1 ball. So 6-6 wing <b>Tony Dandridge</b> of San Bernardino (Calif.) Cajon is getting quite a few coaches coming to his game to check him out...

Tony Dandridge, 6-6 SR SF, San Bernardino (Calif.) Cajon, is one of the leading scorers in the state of California, averaging 30 points, and it's brought out quite a few college coaches to his games to check him out.

On Tuesday night, Dandridge led Cajon to a second-round win against St. John Bosco in the CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA playoffs, 74-58. Dandridge scored 33 points. In attendance were New Mexico's head coach, Ritchie McKay, LMU's head coach, Steve Aggers, and Larry Reynolds, the head coach at Long Beach State, as well as assistants from Oregon, UC Santa Barbara, and Stan Diego State. With the 2005 class being thin for talent, college coaches are thoroughly scouting any qualified 2004 prospects for the late signing period. And Dandridge is a solid mid-major prospect, with a good feel and offensive instinct, a nice mid-range game, and a good strong body that he uses effectively around the basket.

Dandridge said he's been offered scholarships by LMU and Portland State. "I'm hearing the most from New Mexico, LMU, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, and Long Beach State," Dandridge said.

The high-scoring wing said he has tentative plans to officially visit New Mexico this weekend and believed he will. He said he'd like to take a few visits before he made his decision.

Dandridge said he has a 3.2 GPA and scored a qualifying 990 on his SAT.


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