On Wednesday, Hawk Hill Hardwood spoke with David George's mentor, Rasool Hajj, and got the latest on the talented senior forward.
According to Hajj, David is currently in the process of applying for a post-graduate year. At the moment, he is considering four schools. They are Blair Academy (NJ), Phillips Exeter Academy (NH), Vermont Academy (VT), and Marianapolis Prep (CT).
David's decision to take a post-grad year is due to a desire to "continue to mature as a person and work on his game." Academically, David is in very good shape, as, according to Hajj, "he is near the top of his class" at Philadelphia Electric and Technology (PA).
While it appears certain that David will be taking a post-grad year, that is not stopping colleges from actively recruiting him now. At the moment, the 6'7 combo forward holds offers from Columbia, Colgate, and Marist. In addition, both Penn and Albany are also showing interest in the athletic forward.
On the court, David is blessed with tremendous athleticism. He runs the floor very well and uses his length to alter shots around the basket. David also has a soft shooting touch that extends to around 17 feet. One room for improvement, which a post-grad year will assist in, is his strength. At the moment, the 6'7 forward could stand to bulk up to battle around the basket at the college level
This summer, David will be running with the Hunting Park Warriors on the AAU circuit. There he will play alongside high school teammates Hakeem Baxter and Jai Williams.
Already holding three offers and seeing new interest pour in, David George is a player that college coaches will be tracking this spring. With an additional year to improve and bulk up, look for even more schools to continue to jump into his recruitment.
George mulling options
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