Interest Mounts After Good Summer
Demetric Bennett pieced together a very good summer. Now, he's reaping the rewards for his efforts. According to his high school coach, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern, SMU, Virginia Tech, UAB and Murray State are interested in him.
Each of the aforementioned schools will conduct in-home visits with him, according to Monroe coach James Little. "You know, he started out kinda slow and went to Orlando and played well," Little said. "He kind of opened some eyes." We thought his shooting exhibition at Nike would have taken care of that.
Last year, Bennett averaged 25 points and shot 42% from 3-point land, according to Little. "He was first-team all-state as a junior. A couple of schools wanted him to come unofficially in August but we started school so early. After the home visits we'll narrow it down to two or three and maybe be two and then he'll make his decision."
Little is no stranger to coaching prospects. He had Chris Daniels a few seasons ago and last year for Georgia, Daniels averaged 11.4 points. We asked Little to compare the two prospects, though they play different positions; Demetric is a guard and Daniels is a forward. "Chris was the guy who could come into a program and fill a stat sheet.
"Demetric can come on the scene and explode. I hate to [compare them] but they are different. Demetric is more of an offensive guy. He had a couple of games where he had 48 [points] and 36. Chris is more of a sharer."