2005: Jamal Boykin on Cards Radar

Jamal Boykin is one of the top junior prospects in California and he's getting early interest from Louisville. Fairfax High School Coach Harvey Kitani talks about his star player and Louisville's interest.

6'7 Jamal Boykin is considered one of the top players in the class of 2005 and is one of the state of California's better prospects.

Somewhat of a tweener forward prospect, Boykin plays his best ball around the hoop but can also step out and knock down the jump shot if left open.

"He's a versatile 3/4 prospect," Fairfax's Harvey Kitani said. "He has the power to be physical inside and possesses a feathery shooting touch."

Fairfax is tradionally one of the top high school programs in Los Angeles and this season should be no different with Boykin and 6'6 Josh Shipp leading the way.

"we have real good team chemistry," Kitani said. "And those two are the reason why."

Kitani spoke in glowing terms of his 6'7 junior forward that carries a 3.1 GPA in school.

"Jamal is so mature," Kitani said. "He'll be on a Final Four team because he'll stay all four years and has the talent combined with the character. He'll be a great ambassador at his school like Shane Battier was."

Louisville assistant Reggie Theus was out in September checking on Boykin, and according to Kitani has called a couple since to check on his player.

Kitani said that Georgia Tech and UCLA have shown the strongest interest to this point.

And while it's early in the recruiting process for Boykin, he's certainly a name to keep in mind for U of L in the class of 2005.


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