Abron Takes In Lonestar Showdown

Devonta Abron, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound post prospect emerged on the recruiting scene with a successful AAU season for the Dallas Mustangs. Abron showed off a versatile skill set that grabbed the attention of numerous schools including most of the Big 12 schools as well as several programs in the SEC. Websider's David Sandhop spoke to Abron after A&M's big win over Texas.

Tonight, two Seagoville High School alums will be saying their goodbyes on senior night at Reed Arena to the Texas A&M fans. Seagoville products Donald Sloan and Derrick Roland have been an integral part of the recent Aggie basketball success. The pair have gone to the NCAA Tournament their first three years and will undoubtedly make it a four year sweep when the field is announced in 11 days. So it comes as no surprise that a promising Class of 2011 prospect from Seagoville is taking a long look at the Texas A&M basketball program.

Devonte Abron, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound post prospect emerged on the recruiting scene with a successful AAU season for the Dallas Mustangs. Abron showed off a versatile skill set that grabbed the attention of numerous schools including most of the Big 12 schools as well as several programs in the SEC. The Dallas product attended the Texas A&M Elite camp in June and observers noticed his physical maturity and mental toughness to play with older, more experienced post prospects. While Abron has been to the Texas A&M campus for the summer camp, he attended his first Aggie basketball game last Wednesday when Texas A&M hosted in-state rival Texas and came away with a convincing 74-58 victory.

"It was a great atmosphere. It surprised me how loud they got," Abron said. "On every score, the students would get hyped and go crazy. It was good."

After the game, Abron talked to a couple of players in the locker room, most notably senior guard and leading scorer from Seagoville Donald Sloan.

"They weren't celebrating or anything like that. The players said they still had work to do and position themselves for a run in the NCAA's," Abron said. "I got to talk to Sloan about A&M. He said it was a good program and the coaches there know what they are doing. He said he liked the school and all the people. He said it was a good school and that it's a great choice to play if that's what I decide."

Abron has also turned some heads of collegiate recruiters this past high school season, averaging approximately 24 points a game and 13 rebounds for a Seagoville team that made the playoffs but lost early to powerhouse Dallas Lincoln. The Dallas native says he's worked hard to improve all aspects of his game and it really paid off this season.

"I think I've improved my rebounding the most. That's something I worked on very hard," Abron said. "I also improved on my outside shooting and my ballhandling. I feel the strength of my game is that I'm versatile. I can play inside or outside."

It's still early in the recruiting game, but Abron says he has three schools that stick out on his list right now.

"Texas A&M, Arkansas, and Florida International are my top three schools right now," Abron said. "I went to A&M this week, and I' going to Arkansas for a game next Saturday. I want to wait a little bit before I make a decision."

Abron's hard work and extraordinary athletic ability makes him a coveted blue chip prospect for 2011.


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