Assistant coach Larry Harris took a trip from Worcester, Mass., to nearby Amherst where Newton North (Mass.) junior Anthony Gurley was playing in the state title game.
Gurley is a 6-2 ½ shooting guard who can score in a variety of ways. Always known as a deadly 3-point shooter, Gurley has proven critics wrong and has scored the majority of his points going to the basket and pulling up from mid-range.
Gurley, who was more of a role player with BABC a year ago, will likely be Leo Papile's go-to guy this spring and summer.
Gurley scored 33 and 32 points to lead BABC to a title at a local tournament this past weekend.
"Last year the spotlight was on Jeff (Adrien) and he got all the attention," Gurley said. "We ran the offense through him, but this year it's more guard-oriented."
That bodes well for Gurley, who led Newton North to its first-ever state crown a little more than a week ago.
Wake Forest has been on Gurley for a while now. Ditto for Miami, Boston College, Providence and Georgia. Marquette called recently.
"I don't know too much about N.C. State," Gurley said. "I've gotten a few things in the mail, but I need to find out more about them."
Don't expect Gurley to fly under the radar for much longer. He's a rarity. A great kid with composure who can put the ball in the basket from just about anywhere on the court. He's also a good defender and does well in the classroom.
Harris wasn't just impressed with Gurley, either. Gurley's backcourt mate, Corey Lowe, will likely be monitored this spring and summer. Lowe is a 6-1 1/2, 175-pound junior who runs the point, but has been a more consistent outside shooter than Gurley in high school.
Gurley finished with 25 points in the title game, a 74-65 victory against Springfield Commerce. Lowe had 24 in the win.
Lowe plays with a less-exposed Middlesex Magic team and has gotten the bulk of his interest from the likes of Boston University, Northeastern and schools of that level. However, DePaul, Stanford, Boston College and Virginia have also expressed interest.