Early Look: Curtis Eatmon

Kansas fans, meet Curtis Eatmon, a four-star point guard prospect from the class of 2006. The 6-3 floor general is a Rancho Cucamonga, CA native and is currently getting set for a postseason run on his Los Osos High School basketball team.<br>

Curtis Eatmon’s Grizzlies currently own a 13-15 overall record and a big reason why is the time he missed earlier this season while recovering from an appendectomy.  

“He didn’t play for twenty of those games due to his recovery,” Eatmon’s father, Curtis Eatmon III explained.  “He’s trying to get back into the flow.  He came back in time for some league action and has been a big lift for his team as his conditioning has improved with each game he gets under his belt, and now the playoffs begin on Wednesday.” 

Eatmon’s return couldn’t have come at a better time for the Grizzlies and the junior guard is well aware of the kind of impact he could make for his team in the postseason.   With the most important games of his junior year approaching, Eatmon has his sights firmly set on his high school season and will focus on his recruitment after the season is complete. 

“Right now I’m just focusing on my season and getting better,” Eatmon said.  “Then whoever offers me, then I’ll make that decision (on a school) later on.” 

With no offers on the table just yet, Eatmon is taking his time in sorting through his prospective schools.  The California point guard says he’s received mail from all over – including Chapel Hill, NC. 

“I’ve gotten letters from North Carolina, Cincinnati and several PAC-10 schools.  They’ve been mostly from the PAC 10, I’d say.” 

Eatmon also lists Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Pepperdine, San Diego, New Mexico, Colorado State, Utah and Oklahoma State as interested schools and his father indicated that Kansas might also have some preliminary interest in his son as well. 

So, what does Curtis Eatmon IV do best? 

“I’d say I’m best at pushing the ball baseline to baseline, hitting the outside shot and passing.” 

Eatmon’s father prefers his son’s floor vision as his best attribute. 

“Curtis has uncanny court-vision.  He’s kind of a Magic Johnson type.  He can see the court remarkably well and hit the outside shoot.  Plus he can make people around him better and he really excels in an up-tempo style of game.” 

While it’s very early in the process and the degree of Kansas interest is still unknown, check back for more on this rising star from the West Coast.

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