Point Guard Re-Opens His Recruiting Process

A jet-quick lead guard who can score is headed first to the Winchendon School

Justin Dentmon may be a point guard in size, but the jet-quick 5-11 guard has excellent scoring tools.

Dentmon put his scoring acumen on display at the recent Nike Memorial Day Classic, where he played for the Illinois Warriors. The elusive 180 pound scoring lead guard from Carbondale H.S. in Carbondale, Ill., said that he's headed for the Winchendon School in the fall to bolster his academic credentials.

Denton had signed with Illinois State last fall, but he now appears likely to fly the Redbirds' nest.

"I've decided to open my recruiting and keep my options open," Dentmon said. "Illinois State is still an option."

Because he did not qualify academically, Dentmon is free to reopen his recruitment without penalty. He said that he's interested in programs like Connecticut, Miami, Georgia Tech and Southern Illinois in addition to Illinois State. Jim Calhoun's program has been in contact with Dentmon, according to Justin.

While at Winchendon next year, Dentmon hopes to boost his core GPA and test score. He should be one of the better guards in the prep school ranks during the 2004-2005 season.

Dentmon's quickness makes him very difficult to contain. While he needs a little time and space to get off his three-point shot, he's able to do so thanks to his wheels. And he's proven over the past year on the AAU circuit that he's not afraid to take big shots down the stretch of games.

Dentmon plans on playing with the Warriors again this summer, so we will keep you posted of his exploits before he arrives at Winchendon in the fall.

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