The 6-foot, 165-pound Franklin High (Wash.) standout doesn't have a clear answer – other than the fact that his AAU team, Rotary Select, didn't have much size and failed to advance in most of its tournaments this past summer.
``We were small," he said.
Now Overton is trying to make up for it and a 21-point, 5-assist performance in a 74-59 victory against Garfield was a good start.
Overton will get a chance to go up against some of the elite teams in the nation next week at the Holiday Prep Classic in San Diego – where Franklin opens against De La Salle.
Overton is quick, aggressive and the lefty can create shots for himself – and his teammates – with his ability to penetrate into the lane and cause havoc. He still needs to work on his decision-making and also become stronger so he can finish at the rim more consistently.
``I want to come in and get playing time," said Overton, who moved from Portland when he was in the eighth grade. "I want to see action as a freshman."