Gurley Flying Under Radar

Anthony Gurley has done a good job flying under the radar - and it's likely that won't change anytime soon. Not with his schedule over the next six weeks.

Anthony Gurley doesn't have a big-time following and that may not change until July. It's because the Newton North High (Mass.) 6-2 ½ junior guard won't play in front of a ton of college coaches in April.

Gurley, who put up 33.5 points per game this past weekend in a local tournament and helped lead his Newton North team to its first-ever state title a little more than a week ago, will play at Boo Williams – but then he'll play in a couple of local events and also take a trip with BABC to Italy for an overseas tournament in April.

That could put him in a similar position that Jeff Adrien faced last July when he had a coming-out party of sorts at the Peach Jam in July that earned him a scholarship offer from UConn.

It's not to say that Gurley isn't being recruited. Wake Forest has been involved, as is Miami, Providence, Georgia and Boston College. N.C. State went down to watch him for the state title game and Marquette put in a call to Gurley's coach, Paul Connelly.

Gurley is a 6-2 ½ shooting guard who can score in a variety of ways. Always known as a deadly 3-point shooter, Gurley has proven critics wrong and has scored the majority of his points going to the basket and pulling up from mid-range.

Gurley, who was more of a role player with BABC a year ago, will likely be Leo Papile's go-to guy this spring and summer.

``Last year the spotlight was on Jeff (Adrien) and he got all the attention," Gurley said. "We ran the offense through him, but this year it's more guard-oriented."


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