Every prospect at the Nike EYBL session in Dallas a few weeks ago had good things to say about Larry Brown and the SMU coaching staff.
But perhaps nobody was more positive than Bishop Loughlin (NY) shooting guard Khadeen Carrington.
The 2014 three-star prospect has received interest from plenty of schools around the nation and listed SMU as one of his four favorites along with Cincinnati, St. John's and Uconn.
"I think SMU is a good school," he said. "They have a good coaching staff, too. I talk to Coach (Ulric) Maligi and Coach Larry Brown a lot. They are both really cool."
Carrington's mother, Lima DuFont, has been playing a big role in his recruiting and wants to meet every coach before her son makes a decision. Therefore, a visit to the Hilltop is in order.
"I plan on taking a visit," he said. "My mom is talking to them about setting everything up. She wants to talk to the coaching staff like she has with all the other schools looking at me."
At the Nike EYBL session, Carrington showed why he has received so much interest.
"I think I played good," he said. "I found my rhythm and played an all-around game. I slashed and got to the rim with ease and found the open man too."
The crafty left-hander averaged 17.8 points per game for the New York Lightning on the weekend, including a 24-point performance on Sunday vs. the Georgia Stars. He led his team to a 2-2 record to close out the circuit.
Carrington is working on becoming a more consistent shooter, but showed he can make things happen when the ball is in his hands. He looked to get his teammates going early in the games, but took over late and found multiple ways to score.
Although Carrington said he is taking the recruiting process slow, he also said he plans on making a decision early in his senior season.
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