Herb Tanner Ready For College Basketball

Herb Tanner may be one of the few American born players on Stoneridge Prep's roster, the smooth 6-3 guard from Boston could be the squad's most college ready prospect ...

Herb Tanner has a nice feel for the game, sharp passing tools and the ability to swing between multiple positions. Based on his play at the NEAA, Tanner should be getting significant mid-major recruiting looks this winter.

"He's a very fundamentally sound player," Stoneridge Head Coach Babacar Sy said after Tanner was named to the NEAA All-Tournament squad. "I was glad to see that we had a player like that in our program."

At times, Tanner will wear his heart on his sleeve. He often reacts demonstratively to a teammate's mistake and appears at times to bristle to suggestions made by coaches.

"No doubt about it, he can be coached," Sy said. "He's a very outgoing person, he'll tell you what he thinks, and that's fine with me. But he's not a knucklehead, he's just very emotional about the game."

UMass, James Madison, Texas El Paso and Missouri have shown interest in Tanner, with the first three mentioned having already offered scholarships.

"He hasn't taken any visits because he is waiting for his SAT score," Sy said. "My whole team took the SAT on Nov. 5."

Tanner will sign late, and we'll keep you posted as to his recruitment this winter.


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