Junior Sleeper Visiting Kentucky

One of the fasted rising stars in the state of Kentucky is Covington Holmes forward Elijah Pittman. After an appearance in the Sweet 16 last year, Pittman has continually elevated his game. KSR spoke with Pittman's coach, David Henley.

One of the fasted rising stars in the state of Kentucky is Covington Holmes forward Elijah Pittman. After an appearance in the Sweet 16 last year, Pittman has continually elevated his game. KSR spoke with Pittman's coach, David Henley.

Elijah Pittman, a 6-foot-7 forward has seen his game develop over the last several months. Several schools have begun to show interest in the Holmes' junior. "Everybody is interested. Schools from all over," said Henley. Some of those schools are Miami of Ohio, Xavier, Cincinnati, Ohio, West Virginia, Georgetown College, Morehead, Kentucky, Tennessee and St. Bonaventure.

So why so much interest now? "I'd say with Elijah, it's his confidence. He's always been a confident kid, but as a sophomore he was on the all-tournament team at the Sweet 16. That gave his confidence a boost. He knew then he could play with anybody," said Henley.

"He has the ability to change the game on the defensive end of the court. He's so long. He's got a seven-foot wingspan. He's athletic and changes a lot of shots," said Henley.

Still, Pittman is a little raw, but that hasn't stopped him from performing well for Holmes. "He needs to work on beating people off the dribble," said Henley. "But he's played well for us. He's leading us in scoring and rebounding. He's shooting about 70 % from the free-throw line," said Henley. "He's dominated several games for us."

At this time, Pittman doesn't have any favorites. He's still in the early stages of his recruitment and he's not worried about it much at this time. "He hasn't mentioned who his favorites are. He's kind of a carefree, happy-go-lucky kid. He just lives in the moment," said Henley.

Pittman and his teammate Ricardo Johnson will be making an unofficial visit to Kentucky this weekend for the Vanderbilt game.


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