Anthony Durant is a 6-foot-8, 225-pound uncommitted senior who has spent the last three years at St. John's Military Academy in Kansas.
This season he led the entire state of Kansas in scoring.
``He's an inside-outside guy," said St. John's coach Roy Lawrence. "He plays in the paint on defense, but plays the two and the three on offense."
The elder Durant began his career at Suitland High (Md.), but left after one year for the rigid structure of the Kansas military school.
Durant has come a long way in his three years at St. John's. Not just on the court, either.
But he put up 18 double-doubles this season and had 83 blocks in 20 games. He's garnered the interest of schools such as Hartford and also plenty of junior colleges.
``Tony was always capable of scoring effectively in the post when he was younger, and has developed a stronger presence out on the wing, because of his height, later in high school," DC Blue Devils coach Rob Jackson said. "Now with his added height, he presents a match-up problem for any college program. Sometimes it's the "late-bloomer" factor that provides a jewel of a player for a coach."
``He's a versatile player who can step out and shoot the three," added Durant's father, Wayne Pratt. "He's a monster on the boards and gets a lot done down-low. His only problem is conditioning. He's going to be a steal because once he gets down to 210 pounds, he'll be able to dominate."