Joevan Catron is a name that you'll hear plenty about in the coming months. The Harvey (Ill.) Thornton Township standout shares his thoughts with Scout.com.
Last summer, Joevan Catron
, a 6-foot-6 warrior forward, carved out a niche on the circuit as tough minded, hard playing inside-based forward. The other night he had a game – 25 points and 11 rebounds – indicative of his talents on the inside. However, Catron says he's ready for a new position.
"I think the 3 spot," Catron said. "That's my spot. I think I'm versatile and I can do a lot of things. I think I need to work on my [outside] shot but I can do that also."
Whether or not he can successfully transition to the small forward remains to be seen but all we know is the state of Illinois has churned out some impressive undersized PF's in the past few seasons. Ollie Bailey qualifies as one of those guys and he's putting in work at Rutgers.
Catron said Arizona, Illinois and Marquette are coming at him the hardest. "Illinois has offered," Catron said. "I've visited them a couple of times but I haven't visited any other schools."
The Illini have a unique connection to Catron in the form of assistant coach Tracy Webster who is alum of Catron's high school.
Catron said that Oregon came to check him out and so did Michigan State this past season.
"I don't pay much attention to it. AAU coaches might tell me after the game and at that point I'm glad I played well."