Class of 2017 Jesse Little

MBA Hoops/Starkville High School class of 2017 big man Jesse Little, who played in last weekend's Adidas Memorial Day Classic, talks about his overall game, how he is trying to improve it and playing for the MBA Hoops basketball program this summer.

  • Name: Jesse Little
  • Classification: 2017
  • High School: Starkville High School
  • AAU Team: MBA Hoops
  • Position: Power Forward
  • HT-WT: 6-foot-10, 180
  • Ranking: NR
  • Colleges of Interest: Lipscomb, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, Samford

  • Little talked about the things that he is trying to improve.

    "I am trying to work more on my offense, expand my game off of the dribble, so that I can play a little bit more on the perimeter," he said. "I want to attack more off of the dribble and become more comfortable taking shots."

    Something that he has always had is the desire to be as team-oriented as possible.

    "Being team-oriented is the best way to win, so you want to get everybody involved," said Little.

    He is currently playing for AAU team MBA Hoops. So far, it has been a great experience for him.

    "I like it so far," said Little. "It is definitely harder than it was with the teams I played with before. Because of that, it has made me be tougher."

    A teammate of his on his AAU team is also a teammate of his on the high school level, Tyson Carter. He expects big dividends from playing with him all summer.

    "When the season comes, it will help our chemistry a lot because we will have played with each other the entire summer," said Little.

    Although he is not spending any time when it comes to recruiting, he has four teams currently showing interest in him according to his dad, Randy Little - Mississippi State, Middle Tennessee State, Samford and Lipscomb.

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