2006 Focus: Darris Santee

Darris Santee is a guy that possesses plenty of skill. He can shoot it from the perimeter and also do some work down in the paint. However, it's all about consistency for the 6-8 junior.

Darris Santee knows he needs to establish more of an inside game, but that's easier said than done.

The 6-8, 200-pound junior forward at Marshall High (Texas) is clearly more comfortable roaming the perimeter, but he'll need to get stronger in order to become a power forward at the next level.

Santee was up-and-down at the Academy National Invitational last month, invisible at times (he scored 6 points in a win against Westfield) – and coming up big at other times (he knocked down a desperation game-winning 3-pointer as time expired to defeat Gary Johnson and Aldine High).

``I feel that I'm a threat from the outside and the inside, so we're able to spread the floor," said Santee, who transferred from Hightower High prior to this season. "I know I need to get stronger and be more aggressive going to the basket."

Santee is long and can really shoot it from the perimeter, which has college coaches intrigued by his potential.

Santee said that Arizona is his current leader, but that he's also considering Florida, Texas A&M, California and Illinois. So far, he said A&M and Arizona have both offere scholarships.

``I want to be able to play right away wherever I go," Santee said. "Right now Arizona is probably my leader because of the way they play and the players they recruit, but I'm still trying to weight my options."

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