USF a finalist for 4-star PF Demetrius Henry

With time winding down, Faith Baptist power forward Demetrius Henry is one of six remaining top-100 prospects still available in the 2013 recruiting class. The 6-foot-9, 218 pound 4-star prospect has narrowed his choices down to three schools

4-star big man Demetrius Henry is one of the top remaining uncommitted prospects for 2013 and has trimmed his list to three according to Faith Baptist Coach Kenny Gillion.

"He has narrowed it down to South Florida, Miami, and South Carolina," said Coach Kenny Gillion. "All three of those schools have been on him for the longest time, and have stayed with him throughout the process."

"Out of his final three, South Florida was the first to get on him. Demetris played with Josh Heath since middle school as well as on Team Breakdown with Josh over the summer," said Gillion. "With that said, Coach Heath has been on him for quite a long time now."

"With South Carolina he has a very good relationship with the coach Lamont Evans, who's been on him for awhile," said Gillion "As well as Coach Frank Martin, going back from his days in South Florida."

"When Coach L (Jim Larranga) came in, he made it a priority once he got to Miami to recruit Demetrius," said Gillion. "He he likes his bigs to be able to step out and knock down shots."

"Those head coaches were the ones that have been recruiting him the hardest and for the longest time, so that's the big reason," said Gillion. "He also feels that each school is going in the right direction and he can be a big help to each."

Gillion said that those are the three schools, there is no leader and they are in no order. He did however say what the main factors that Henry is looking at in making his choice.

"The biggest thing he's looking for is a guy who can from a basketball standpoint, put him in the best situation to be a pro," said Gillion. "The second thing is a coach who can understand his game, and that he's not a power type guy, and be open enough to let him be a ‘face up' forward. And finally just to be upfront with him and make him a better player."

"Also from an educational standpoint, he wants to be challenged in the classroom," said Gillion. "He's one of the few that academics are big."

The coveted big man hasn't taken any official visits yet, but plans on doing so once his season winds down

 "Once he gets through this season he'll set up his visits, most likely in March," said Gillion. "Whether it's official or unofficial, he'll get to all three and then decide which he's going to go to."

The 4-star prospect is rated the No. 20 best PF and the No. 93 overall best player for 2013. This season he's averaging 17 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocked per game.

"Demetrius has played great this season, and playing against top talent has made him a better player," said Gillion. "Whoever gets him, we'll be getting a good one."

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