Greensboro guard seeks Vandy offer

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. – Although he does not yet hold an offer from Vanderbilt, class of 2012 shooting guard Reggie Dillard is still very much interested in the Commodores. The 6-foot-3, 212-pounder out of Dudley (NC) discussed his recruitment with while at the Nike Peach Jam/EYBL Finals with the CP3 All-Stars.

Dillard listed offers from VCU, Tulane and Charlotte to go along with interest from Vanderbilt and Tennessee. Right now VCU is his favorite and Vanderbilt is number two, but if Kevin Stallings and Co. decide to offer, Dillard said the two would be tied atop his list.

"I would say VCU and Tennessee," Dillard said of which schools are coming after him the hardest. Only one of the five schools he mentioned has Dillard had the opportunity to take a visit to, but he has tripped to another school as well.

"On that list, [just] VCU," Dillard said. "When Wake Forest used to recruit me I used to visit there a lot."

The rising senior said that he would like to trip down to the Volunteer State to visit a couple more schools.

"I'm hoping to get down to Tennessee and Vandy," Dillard said. "I really like Vandy [and I am] hoping by the end of the week to get an offer."

Dillard noted that would like to end his recruitment fairly soon, as he does not want it to drag on.

"Soon, definitely going to be soon," Dillard said of when he plans to commit. "I just want to get the process over so I can just focus on basketball."

Dillard discussed what appeals to him about Vanderbilt University both on and off the hardwood.

"First, the academics," Dillard said. "Two, I looked at their roster [and] they're going to lose quite a few players next year, so I think it's a place I [could play and it is] . . . not too far from home."

Dillard said he is being recruited to Vanderbilt by first year assistant coach David Cason and he discussed the relationship they have built.

"It's pretty good," Dillard said. "They didn't start to recruit me until the summer, [but] . . . when we talk it's like we're [close] buddies or something. I think [we] . . . can build a great relationship."

Asked what he feels the strongest aspect of his game is, Dillard replied, "Attacking the rim and my defense." As for his primary weakness on the court, Dillard remarked, "Probably shooting the three consistently. I can make the 3-pointer, but I need to shoot consistently."

Dillard, who said he carries a 3.7 grade point average in the classroom, talked about whether he will be back at Dudley for his senior year.

"Right now I am [planning to return], but I don't know," Dillard said. "Right now I'm still a Panther."

If not Dudley, then where would Dillard transfer to for his final year as a high school student? "Either Greensboro Day or Wesleyan," Dillard said. "Most likely it will be Dudley because I'm in the Early College Academy and I have enough credits . . . so I'll be able at GTCC [Guilford Technical Community College] taking college classes."

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