Senior PG Talks Wake

Pace Academy (Atlanta, GA) point guard Josh Swan has all the tools college coaches are looking for. The talented lead guard has been a bit under recruited up until this point despite a stellar junior season. DeaconSports spoke with Swan about his season thus far.

6'3 point guard Josh Swan is looking to lead his Pace Academy team to a successful season and along the way prove he can play at any level.

Swan is coming off a stellar junior season in which he averaged 23 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists per contest. For his efforts, Swan was named First Team All-State as well as Region Player of the Year. "This season is going well so far," said Swan. "We are 3-0 at this point. Our first game a lot of us were still in football mode and were a little too aggressive. Our last 2 games have been much better. We beat 5A Pebblebrook this week which was a good win."

Swan, who was named team captain for the second straight season, is doing his best to lead the young Pace team on and off the court.

"We lost 3 seniors from last years team and we have 3 freshmen stepping in. Those guys are doing a good job. I am just trying to be a mentor to the younger guys both on and off the court. I am very comfortable in the leadership role."

On the court, Swan likes to slash to the rim and make things happen, but he also has a very solid jumper in his arsenal.

"I like to get up and down the court and attack the rim. I also shoot the ball pretty well and will take open jumpers when they are there."

During the AAU season, Swan sustained an injury very early on when he made a steal and went in for a dunk and was undercut. His team also had a mix up and was unable to play in the AAU Nationals which may help explain why such a talented player is flying under the radar.

"I am hearing from Colgate, Wake Forest, Boston College, Wofford, Coastal Carolina, Western Carolina and a few others."

Former Demon Deacon Cal Boyd coached Swan when he was a freshman so the talented guard is very familiar with the Wake Forest program.

"I am really interested in Wake. It is close to home and has great academics to go along with big time basketball. My dad has talked to one of the Wake coaches a few times as has my high school coach. I think they are coming to watch me play soon."

Swan indicated he will make a college choice when he finds the right fit.

*Highlights of Josh Swan from the 2009-2010 season


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