Drummond Shows Potental At NPSI

Over the weekend we evaluated the top prospect in the 2012 class -- Andre Drummond. Following his on the court action, he spent some time with Scout.com and discussed his game and recruitment.

As far as prospects go, there aren't many high school players with the long term ceiling that 6-foot-11 sophomore Andre Drummond has.

A standout at Oakdale (Conn.) St. Thomas More, Drummond has the look of a future NBA big man. He has the size, the length and the athleticism to be a dominant post prospect in high school and the next level.

At the National Prep School Invitational, Drummond, showed flashes of his game. On Sunday against MCI, the big man put together a sequence of four lays that included a pair of plus one finishes, a monster tip dunk and a off hand finish on the block.

"I fell like I have to prove to these people that they ranked me high for a reason," Drummond said following one of his games this past weekend. "I have to prove to myself that I'm really that good."

While it's clear Drummond is loaded with potential, he does still have a ways to go. Consistency and his motor are two areas that he'll have to continue to develop and Drummond is aware that to reach his potential he has to continue to work hard.

But it's not just work to the No. 1 prospect in the 2012 class. He's enjoying the high school season and the process in general.

"I really am [having fun]," Drummond told Scout.com. "I'm always joking around on the bench and stuff like that because I know we are out there playing hard and having fun."

It should be no surprise that the recruiting process began early for Drummond. He mentioned a number of schools including Connecticut, UMass, Rutgers and Providence, while also mention there were other schools in the mix from the Big East and ACC.

"I'm going to take my time with it," he said of his recruitment.

Drummond has taken unofficial visits to Connecticut and Providence.

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