Scouting Report: Dennis Horner

Who is Dennis Horner? A few people give their assessment of NC State's latest commitment's game.

Who is Dennis Horner? A few people give their assessment of NC State's latest commitment's game:

"He could be a terror in a couple of years. He's a versatile kid that plays so hard. He's more of a three-man at this point, but will continue to grow into a two-guard. However, he can play the three-spot right now on the next level. He's going to get better and better at NC State because he fits what they do, and as his body continues to develop so will his overall game." -- Division I assistant coach

"NC State recruits guys who meet a certain criteria – academics, versatility, skill and character. This young man checks out in all of those categories. He's a legit perimeter player with size. This is not a power forward, this is a perimeter guy who shoots it deep with confidence, has a savvy to his game and will excel in the style that NC State offers. He was valuable to their program and that's why they chased him hard last summer." -- Scout.com's National Recruiting Director Dave Telep

"Dennis Horner is a guy who really knows how to play the game. At first, the staff thought he was similar to Dan Werner - but Horner, another New Jersey native, is more agile and is able to play the three and the two. Both are good shooters from the perimeter, but Horner is quicker, gets to the basket and can also defend in the ACC." -- Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Jeff Goodman

"Dennis has range from 23' feet on his shot. He has also developed a strong dribble x-over pull-up from 8-12 feet that has become one of his staple of moves - this was developed this spring and added a new dimension to his offense. Now he is a serious 'match-up' nightmare for the opposite team.

"Dennis is more athletic and a lot quicker than given credit for. I've seen him take a lot of major D-1 recuits to the rack and lock them down on the defensive side. I always tease his father, but his only weakness, is his weakness, or lack of physical strength. As your NCSU coaches have seen, this is something that you can easily improve upon. Dennis can easily add 20-25 pounts to his frame without sacrificing quickness or athleticism. His brothers are 'big' football players and Edgar (father) is a big man also. When Dennis gets to 215-220, a lot of those drives resulting in two fouls shots are going to be 'and ones.'

"One final note - Dennis is the 'ultimate' teammate. His loyalty, unselfish demeanor, and will to win makes him a very likeable teammate. Don't understimate the value of chemistry on a crew of five players. Dennis provided the 'star' power and our players rose with him. How does a team like South Jersey Select (all kids within 10-15 minutes of each other) beat these regional superstar teams or take the star-tudded Playaz Gold to the buzzer? Chemistry, and Dennis was the main ingredient which we revolved around. -- South Jersey Select head coach Bob Edmunds

"I think I can do a lot of things well. I can shoot the ball, score off the dribble, and pass it. I need to get stronger, but my game is advanced." -- Dennis Horner


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