Durham drawing new interest

The past month has been a busy one for Abington (PA) point guard Anthony Durham. The 6'3 senior, who has seen his recruitment really heat up, spoke with Hawk Hill Hardwood on Saturday about where things currently stand with him.

A 6'3 point guard, Anthony Durham attends Pennsylvania's Abington High School and has run for the past few years with The Hunting Park Warriors on the AAU circuit.

"My strengths on the court are that I play really hard and never give up on a play," Anthony began. "I can score the ball, I can pass the ball, just whatever I need to do to be a good team leader."

Last year was Anthony's first year at Abington, after transferring from Academy of the New Church (PA). As a junior, Durham averaged roughly 19 points per game. This summer, he played in the backcourt for The Hunting Park Warriors before missing Vegas with an ankle injury.

In addition to his relentless motor, Durham's calling card is, without question, his explosive athleticism, something that he elaborated on. "When I hurt my ankle in July, I came back hard and have been doing lots of explosion activities with the strength and conditioning coach. I've been doing lots of two-a-days."

Over the summer, Anthony explained that he had interest from "Niagara, Long Island, and Quinnipiac, but then when I missed Vegas my phone stopped ringing." That has all changed now.

"I got offers from Saint Bonaventure and Saint Francis, and they came last week," Durham stated. In addition to those two offers, a bevy of college coaches have been making the trip to Abington in October.

"Rider, St. Joe's, Drexel, Delaware, George Mason, and La Salle have all been in," he said. Last night, Anthony made the trip to Rider for their Midnight Madness festivities. "It was really fun," he began. "They had a packed house and I just had a good time."

On Sunday, he has a visit planned to a Philadelphia school. "On Sunday I'm going to go to Drexel and watch practice, walk around, and meet with the coaches," he said, clarifying that it would be an unofficial visit.

Then, on Friday, he told Hawk Hill Hardwood that he planned to make the trip to Saint Francis, one of his recent offers, for an unofficial visit.

With Saint Joseph's one of the schools to recently check in on him, I asked Anthony where things stood with the Hawks. "Coach Duda came in to see," he explained. "And he said that he was going to get Coach Martelli to come up and see me soon."

Also worth noting, for Hawk fans, is the fact that Durham was AAU teammates with 2013 Hawk commit Jai Williams. When asked what kind of relationship he had with Jai, Durham replied, "that's my man."

With one Atlantic 10 offer already in hand, Anthony Durham could be on the verge of a slew of new offers. The athletic 6'3 point guard is certainly one to monitor for City 6 fans over the coming weeks and months.

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