Prep PG Set For 3 Visits

After an impressive season as a post graduate at New Hampshire's Tilton School, <B>John Han</B> is seeing his efforts pay off.

Jon Han, a 6-foot-0, 160 pound point guard and native of New York, has gone from getting scant recruiting interest as a senior at Lawrence-Woodmere Academy in Woodmere, New York, to entertaining offers from mid-major programs and interest from higher level programs.

"I'm taking a visit to Kent State soon," said Han. "I think I'm taking it after the Texas (Kingwood Classic in Houston) trip (on April 22-24). I'll probably take a visit to Providence, too."

Han had also heard from one of college basketball's elite programs before they landed another commitment.

"UConn was interested in me," said Han. "But then they got the commitment from Craig Austrie."

Not bad for a guy who was receiving limited interest from Division II schools out of high school.

Others who have shown interest include Hawaii, Vermont - whom Han will likely visit unofficially with his coach in the next week - Binghamton, and Loyola (MD).

Why the buzz? Well, if you were a critic of the wiry lefty before the season, it would have been hard not to have been won over. Han is a player who consistently rises to the level of his competition, and above it. He began attracting interest last summer with New Heights, and continued to impress coaches over the course of his season at Tilton. A crafty guard with good court sense and vision, Han sticks the three with regularity and is unafraid to take it to the heart of a defense. He is a very capable distributor, and anticipates well on the offensive end. Jon is a decent athlete and while he's not super quick laterally, he compensates for it with superior instincts.

Han will play with New Heights at the Kingwood Classic in Houston and the Real Deal on the Hill in Fayetteville, Arkansas, later this month. Afterward, he'll sit down and hash things out with his recruitment.


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