Arron Afflalo: You have to trust your coach

California guard shoots well and plays tough.

Like many high school juniors, Arron Afflalo likes rap and R & B music. Jamie Foxx is his favorite comedian and he rarely misses a Laker game on television. But unlike most of his peers, this California shooting guard has been gaining attention from many top basketball schools.

"Lots of assistants from a bunch or programs have been out to see me, but just a few head coaches," said Afflalo.

Roy Williams was one of those traveling to Compton Centennial to watch the 6'4 player.

"Arron is a very skilled shooting guard who has a great grasp of the game having been a point guard when he was younger. He is a great shooter, plays well within the flow of the game, and has those point guard abilities to set up his teammates," said Tracy Pierson of

"He has a big body, and might be limited a bit athletically, but he makes up for it by playing hard and tough," added Pierson.

"I need to work on my defense," said Afflalo. "I am a bigger guard so I am able to post up. I shoot pretty well. I like to shoot the three."

Afflalo is averaging over twenty points a game. Last month he had spectators buzzing when he scored 37 points, with 21 in the last three minutes of the game.

Afflalo has already qualified and says he may take one or two visits before the summer. However, nothing is officially scheduled at this time. AAU teammate Gabriel Pruitt stated last month he and Arron may visit Kansas simultaneously.

"I wouldn't mind taking a visit with Gabriel Pruitt," said Afflalo. "I have not really talked to him though. Nothing is set."

When Afflalo does get around to taking visits, he already has some idea of what will influence him.

"The coach is the most important thing I will look at. You have to trust your coach," said Afflalo. Top Stories