Corey Chandler - One of Top Rising Jrs.

Corey Chandler has already established himself as one of the top rising junior prospects in New Jersey. The question remains just how far and wide his star will shine this summer on a national level.

Corey Chandler, a 6-1 combo guard from Eastside H.S. in Newark, N.J., was one of the better perimeter scorers on display this past weekend at the Rumble in the Bronx Tournament in New York.

While his height suggests that he'll need to be a point guard at the Division I level, what Chandler does best is score. He's adroit at leaking out and scoring in transition, and is also quite capable as a three-point marksman.

According to Eastside Head Coach Anthony Tavares, it's the other parts of Chandler's game that still need honing.

"When I first got Corey, he was just a shooter," Tavares explained. "But now he takes it to the basket better, and he's a great athlete and kid."

From watching him in several games this past weekend, it's clear that decision making could be Chandler's biggest issue right now. He's become a capable ball handler, but for him to take the next step, he's going to need to make better decisions as to when to pass and when to shoot.

Still, the early returns for Chandler are favorable, and while his recruitment is clearly in its infancy stage, Tavares said that Rutgers has expressed some early interest. Eastside is the same school that produced current Villanova guard Randy Foye, although the Wildcats haven't been too involved early, Tavares added.

Chandler expects to attend the Reebok ABCD Camp next month in his native Garden State, and he'll likely continue to play in tournaments with Sandy Pyonin's New Jersey Roadrunner program. It is at those types of events where Chandler will prove just where he stacks up on a national level.

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