Damien Leonard has big night at adidas

Damien Leonard continued his winning ways Tuesday night in Las Vegas' adidas Super 64 Tournament. The 6-foot-4, thinly-built guard nailed five three pointers in seven attempts as his Florida Rams breezed to a big win.

Damien Leonard continued his winning ways Tuesday night in Las Vegas' adidas Super 64 Tournament. The 6-foot-4, thinly-built guard nailed five three pointers in seven attempts as his Florida Rams breezed to a big win.

Leonard was all smiles after the victory, "Tonight was fun," he said, "I was able to move the ball well and get the big guy involved." The big guy was Fabrico DeMelo, the 7-foot, 270 lb man-child, who also had a big night in front of an all-star cast of coaches that included Kentucky coaches John Calipari and Orlando Antiqua.

"I saw them in the stands," Leonard said, "I always know which coaches are out there." Leonard believes his biggest strengths are shooting, passing and rebounding, but knows he has to develop other areas of the game, "I'd say driving to the rim is one of the biggest things I have to work on," he said, "I'd really like to work and at getting to the basket."

"Clemson, Wake Forest, Kentucky, Texas, Villanova, Louisville, Miami, Virginia Tech and Memphis are among the schools that are recruiting me right now, but I have not thought a whole lot about it to date. Right now I am just concentrating on my summer and improving against the great competition. Kentucky has not yet offered."

"Right now I am looking at visiting Kentucky and Wake Forest in August. I really like the dribble-drive offense."

Leonard says that he is very much open to playing outside the state of Florida. He also says he grew up a North Carolina fan but that since he has been exposed to so many other programs those early aspirations of being a Tar Heel no longer come to his mind.

"Kentucky had been recruiting me even before Calipari got there, and they are here tonight so I am pretty sure they are interested."


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