Gauchos Forward Keeps Options Open

Reporter Mike Sullivan is in Disney World to watch the Super Showcase and he had the opportunity to watch Gauchos swingman Tevin Baskin ...

The Gauchos have traditionally been an AAU program that features terrific guard talent. It's certainly no exception this season with the likes of Sean Johnson, Russell Smith, Durand Scott, Doron Lamb, and Tyreak Johnson on the roster.

But forwards are important too. And having Connecticut based front court player Tevin Baskin has been a blessing for head coach Dwayne Mitchell and his Gauchos.

Currently, the Gauchos are competing in the Super Showcase at the Wide World of Sports complex on the grounds of Disney World. And Baskin has produced when given an opportunity.

A clear example of this statement was the quarterfinal matchup against the Arkansas Wings inside the Milk House. The morning game played today showed that Baskin can do several things well on the court.

Baskin has enough size at 6-foot-6 to defend players in the post and is agile enough to cause some mismatches for players who are not as fast with their feet.

Many division one programs are taking a serious look at Baskin too. "I'm keeping my options open," he said.

But the area schools, including Fordham, Manhattan, Stony Brook, St. John's, and Rutgers have been watching his progress this summer. In addition, Baskin has interest from Clemson, Massachusetts, Xavier, Seton Hall, Auburn, and Pittsburgh.

There are still several more days left in the July evaluation period, more chances for Baskin to show his skill level to the division one college coaches and scouts.

"I'm just going to work as hard as I can," he said.

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