MDC: Andrew Steele Spotlight

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --- With the addition of Larry Drew to North Carolina's 2008 recruiting class, is there room for Andrew Steele? The 6-foot-3 guard talked at the Memorial Day Classic about his favorites schools following a big win for his Alabama Challenge squad.

Going up against The Family on day one of the event, Andrew Steele stepped his game up. Although the Birmingham (Ala.) John Carroll standout has been labeled as a point guard by some, he showed a lot of two guard skills on Saturday.

Steele, who is the younger brother of Ronald Steele, played off the ball and excelled at going to the rack and finishing at the rim. Coaches have taken notice of Steele's slick game and he's getting a lot more attention than in the past.

"I guess [my game's] better than last year because this time last year I didn't have as many looks as I have so I must be doing something better," Steele said following his team's win over The Family.

"It has been [crazy]," he continued. "I'm hearing from a bunch of different schools. Once I think I have my mind made up somebody else enters the picture. It kind of changes a lot. I've just got to keep an open mind."

Steele said he's hearing the most from North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Kansas, Mississippi and Kentucky. The Tar Heels, who entered the picture recently, have kept in contact with him since taking a commitment from Drew.

"I think they want me to play the two because they offered another point guard in my class," he said about UNC. "I think they want me to play the two, but I'd also play a little bit of one. Primarily I'd play the two."

"Coach [Williams] texted me two weeks ago. Coach Robinson, he came down to school back in April for a workout. I talk to [North Carolina] a lot."

With his older brother playing at Alabama and Steele's proximity to their campus, many think Steele is a lock for the Crimson Tide. Steele, however, says that isn't the case.

"They can [get me out of Alabama]. I've got an open mind. It'd be kind of hard because it'd be the easy choice for me, but I'm not set on it."

Steele is planning to participate in a team camp in the coming weeks. He's been invited to both Alabama's and Kentucky's and he plans to attend one of them. Following those camps, Steele will participate in NBPA Camp and the Nike skills camps.

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