Dayton Wants a Guard

It appears the Dayton Flyers are trying to fill the last scholarship with a guard. Coach Gregory and his staff spent July following a lot of players but seem to be focusing in on a few guards from the Midwest. Here is a quick overview of the three recruits Dayton is spending their time on.

Jacob Pullen is a 6'2 PG from Maywood, Illinois. Jacob spent the last month playing his summer ball with the Illinois Warriors after spending the spring with Mean Streets (Chicago, IL). The feisty point guard, who made the All-Star team at the Nike camp in Indianapolis earlier in the month, has seen his stock grow. Dayton and Kansas State lead the battle for Pullen. He mentions Xavier, Marquette, Notre Dame and Virginia among others. Jacob and his AAU team finished the end of the July live period by winning the KC Prep Invitational. Jacob is rumored to be planning a trip to Dayton this week for an unofficial visit.

Dante Jackson is a 6'5 SG from Greenfield, Ohio. Dante did not play a lot of basketball on the spring or summer circuit as expected, but did make some noise. He ended July with a bang playing with the Kentucky Hoopstars in the AAU Super Showcase in Orlando and then joined Chris Wright and the Queen City Prophets (Cincinnati, OH) for the AAU Nationals. Dante mentions holding offers from Dayton, Xavier, Notre Dame, Indiana, Cincinnati, and Kentucky. Dante is also rumored to be planning a trip to visit with Coach Gregory and the staff this week.

Jake Kelly is a 6'6 SG from Carmel, Indiana. Jake had an incredible July starting with his performance at the adidas Superstar Camp in Atlanta to begin the month. Scout Hoops called him the "Sleeper" of the camp and he may well have been the "Sleeper" of the entire summer. Jake plays one of the guard spots on his Indiana Elite AAU team who took second place at the Golden Dome Tournament in South Bend, IN. The sharp shooter continued to impress everyone with a great performance in Vegas at the adidas Super 64 before his team was upset by the Illinois Fire in bracket play. Jake and his Indiana Elite teammates finished July with a great showing in the Best of the Summer tournament in Los Angeles before running out of steam in a game against the Skyriders (New York).

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