Theus scouts top junior point guard in Texas

Who was University of Louisville assistant coach Reggie Theus in Texas to watch last night?

University of Louisville assistant coach Reggie Theus has been a road warrior in recent weeks.

He's been out to Salt Lake to see Brayden Bell. He was in Los Angeles to check in on Marcus Johnson. He spent last Thursday in Mason County to see Chris Lofton. And had weekend duty at the Prime Time Shootout in Trenton, New Jersey.

Tueday night, Theus was back on the road. This time the destination was Dallas, Texas, location of Louisville's last NCAA Championship and the home of 5'11 junior point guard Byron Eaton of Dallas Lincoln High.

According to Coach Bishop at Lincoln, Theus was in attendance Tuesday night for Lincoln's game to scout Eaton, considered one of the top 30 players in the junior class nationally.

Bishop said Louisville coaches have called him a "couple times," during the past few weeks about Eaton.

"They're interested in looking at Byron," Bishop said of Louisville.

Apparently, Louisville isn't the only school that has interest in Eaton.

According to Bishop, Illinois, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, and Arkansas have been the most active schools recruiting Eaton to this point.

Eaton is also a talented football prospect and Bishop says as of right now, his standout point guard is interested in playing both sports at the college level.

Eaton is a bullish guard whose strengths are his physical strength and ability to create. According to Bishop, he needs to improve his assist to turnover ratio.

Against Kimball High Tuesday night, Eaton scored 30 points with Theus watching from the stands in a 65-62 Lincoln win.

Lincoln is 24-5 and Eaton averages 16 points and 5 assists.


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