Kimbro Shows Improvements At New School

Tony Kimbro is making the most of his move from Louisville (Ky.) to Arden (N.C.). Scout.com caught up with the talented underclassmen to get an update on his season.

Tony Kimbro admits the decision he made to move out of Kentucky was a tough one, but certainly beneficial.

Prior to starting his sophomore year at Louisville (Ky.) Manual, the 6-foot-4 wing transferred out of Manual to a school a few states away – Arden (N.C.) Christ School.

"I think it's paid off," Kimbro said. "There isn't too much competition [in Louisville] and when you're there you'll think you're good, but when I'm here I see things I need to work on."

"Louisville is good, but there is no one to make you better," he said of the city. "If you want to make yourself better … you go and play with the top players to see if you can play with them."

Playing for a demanding coach and alongside highly touted, experienced prospects like Mason Plumlee and Lakeem Jackson has helped the talented 2011 prospect in a number of ways.

His attitude and grades are better and he's become a better all around player.

"Right now I'm working on my grades," he said. "My core credits is better than it was, plus I have a 3.5 and I'm still working on my jump shot and defense."

"[I've worked on] how to use my right hand, how dribble with my head up and how to play comfortable no matter what happens and just keep my head up."

Kimbro started the season coming off the bench. Now he's worked his way into the starting lineup and has made his mark for the Greenies. He even set a school record with eight three-pointers in a recent game.

Just a sophomore, the recruiting process is just beginning, especially on the national level. Kimbro, whose father played at Louisville, said three schools top his list right now -- Louisville, Oklahoma State and Duke.

"It's too early right now," Kimbro said. "I had my mind set on Duke, but as I watch them play it doesn't seem like my style play because sometimes they play a slow down game. I like a game like Kansas and Memphis that pushes their guards."


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