Tamron Manning's stock continues to rise

Scott County High (Ky.) wing Tamron Manning is on course to be one of the most highly recruited basketball players in Kentucky's 2012 class. Manning recently checked out two Ohio schools while out on the road.

Scott County High (Ky.) wing Tamron Manning is on course to be one of the most highly recruited basketball players in Kentucky's 2012 class. Manning recently checked out two Ohio schools while out on the road.

Many prospects in both the 2011 and 2012 classes are already winding down their recruitment by making commitments and declaring their leaders. Tamron Manning isn't one of them.

"I don't have a favorite yet," said Manning. "I' m still taking it all in," he continued.

What Manning is taking in is the sights and sounds of campus visits as well as the recruiting pitches from several coaches. The latest offer to come to the table is Akron. The Zips join Marshall, James Madison, Eastern Kentucky, Western Kentucky and Ohio as schools to offer Manning.

Manning took a visit to Ohio recently, along with a visit to Dayton. "I visited Dayton and Ohio University. I enjoyed them both a lot. I took an in-depth tour of each campus," said Manning. "I got to hang out with the players and coaches," he said.

On the high school front, Manning and Scott County look to be a strong team again this season. Always one of the state's top programs, Manning hopes to reach the KHSAA Sweet 16 again this season.

"I am really looking forward to this season. It's a big year for us," he said. "I think we can be a real good team. We have a great chance to make it back to Rupp (Arena)," he said.


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