Diasparra: Horton Will Succeed On D-1 Level

Scout.com's East Coast recruiting expert Mike Sullivan had a chance to get Westchester Hawks head coach Phil Diasparra's thoughts on Kenny Horton's individual game ...

Westchester Hawks' head coach Phil Diasparra has a good pair of eyes when judging division one talent. So it was wise to get his thoughts on the recent decision by Ossining High School's Kenny Horton. After all, Horton spent a good portion of his summer competing for the Westchester Hawks at several major AAU events.

"Ken Horton is a fine student/athlete," Diasparra stated. "He is a 6-foot-6 wing player that can shoot the three and can go inside and do damage."

Horton recently made a verbal commitment to Quinnipiac College in the state of Connecticut. It appears that Horton made a wise choice regarding the level of competition in division one too.

"He is very long and gets his hands on the ball everywhere inside," said Diasparra when discussing his defensive skills.

But Horton can do more than deflect balls in the passing lane. "He is also quick and can run the court on the break and in transition," Diasparra stated. "He is also a good defender because he is quick and long."

The Hawks possess a team also disciplined in structure and recognizing trends within a game. Horton impressed Diasparra too on that level.

"Kenny has a high basketball IQ and you only have to show him once what you want and he gets it done," he said. "Kenny is a fine young gentleman with good family up bringing. He will succeed wherever he goes."

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