The 6-foot-6, 175-pound averaged 17 points, 10 boards and 5 assists per game this season in establishing himself as one of the elite talents in Alabama. However, he struggled and was 3-of-15 from the field in a season-ending playoff loss to Richard Hendrix and Athens High last week.
Pope is long and prefers to play on the perimeter. He's a tough matchup because of his ability to shoot it from the outside. He still needs to add strength and work on his footspeed, so that he's able to defend smaller and quicker wings.
``This year I didn't look at it like I was going to be the man or anything like that," Pope said. "I just knew I had to do a little bit more of everything."
That's exactly what he did.
``Right now I like Cincinnati and UConn the most," Pope admitted. "But I want to go somewhere that has my major (business), has good coaches and players and somewhere that I feel comfortable overall."