Local Recruit Knows How To Win

One of Ohio's top big men knows one thing, winning. Aaron Pogue, a 6'9 290 power forward from Dayton Dunbar high school has won a lot the last few years. He played for the Indy Heat last year, The Dayton Dunbar Wolverines this past winter, and played for both the Indy Heat and the D-1 Greyhounds this summer. The one thing that has stayed constant is that his teams win.

Last July Aaron won a Reebok Big Time championship with the Indy Heat (Oden, Cook, and Conley). This past winter Aaron and his High School teammates won a State Championship. Then this past A.A.U. season he helped the Indy Heat win the Spiece Run-n-Slam and also make a final four appearance at this years Reebok Big Time tournament in Las Vegas. He also helped the D-1 Greyhounds win the King James Shoot-Out, and ended his A.A.U. career with a National Championship in Orlando, Fl.

Dayton has shown interest in the hometown winner. Aaron has had the chance to narrow his list down a little and Dayton is right in the mix of things. Dayton Insider had the chance to ask Aaron a few questions about his recruitment.

When asked if he had his list narrowed down at all Aaron responded "my list is USC, Pitt, Dayton, Michigan State, and Illinois. Tennessee and Florida have been calling a lot and I like both of those teams."

I also asked Aaron how serious he was about Dayton. "Dayton is right up there, I thought about it a lot on the way home (from A.A.U. Nationals) and I want to play for a coach that I think will help lead me both on and off the court. Dayton's coaches have shown that they care about me and what happens. I also want to play somewhere that my mom can see me either on television or in person."

Dayton Insider scouting report on Aaron Pogue: He is a big post player who shows great moves in the post. He is just a monster on the boards and shows signs of very good athleticism for his size. He needs to improve his condition and focus as he tends to go with the flow at times instead of dominating the post. Defense also needs work, Aaron is not a shot blocker.

Stay tuned to Flyer Country as we follow Aaron and his recruitment. Go Flyers!!!

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