Drummond Wins Gold Medal, Ready for AAU's

Scout.com's top 2012 prospect is fresh off winning a Gold Medal in Germany. Now he's set on winning some games at the AAU Super Showcase and Nationals.

Andre Drummond, the nation's top 2012 prospect, is back in the United States.

While majority of the top high school prospects were playing in events in Cleveland, Indianapolis and Augusta, Drummond, a 6-foot-11, 265-pound post player was overseas playing for the USA U17 team.

"It was a great experience out there," Drummond said. "We started out in San Antonio, Texas and then we flew out to Lithonia for a couple of days and then we went to Hamburg, Germany, where we won the Gold medal."

"I feel that I played very well against the competition out there," the five star prospect added. "With the minutes I got out there I did very well and I produced."

Although he averaged less than 13 minutes a game, Drummond put up 8.6 points and 6.8 rebounds throughout eight games.

"It was great playing with those guys," Drummond said. "I played with those guys last year in Argentina and it was a blessing to play with those guys again."

"The feeling is unexplainable," he said about winning a Gold medal. "Not many kids can go out there and say I won a gold medal for my country playing basketball."

Now Drummond's goals will change. Playing for the Connecticut Basketball Club in the AAU Super Showcase and the AAU Nationals, Drummond hopes to lead his squad to a few tournament titles.

"I went out there and had a good time in Germany," he said. "Now I'm ready to come back and have a good time with my AAU team and win some tournaments. I just want to go out there and have fun and help my team win this championship."

On the recruiting front, Drummond isn't willing to discuss specific schools, but mentioned that a number of schools from the ACC, Big East, Big 12, SEC and PAC-10 were making him a priority.

Following summer ball, Drummond plans to begin narrowing his list of schools and start taking unofficial visits.

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