NJ Forward Needs Experience To Move Up

Reporter Mike Sullivan produces a profile story on New Jersey forward Eric Fanning, who hails from the class of 2011 ...

The good news for the NJABC AAU program is they have plenty of young talent in the pipeline, giving it a chance to be very competitive over the next few spring and summer AAU sessions.

A player to watch over the next three seasons is Eric Fanning, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound combo forward from Trenton Central High School in Trenton, New Jersey.

"He had a strong freshman year at Trenton Central, and really improved while playing for Team NJABC this spring and summer," said Matt Paul of NJABC.

Fanning has done well near the rim. And this is important in the progress of his individual game. "He is a tremendous rebounder, especially on the offensive end, and has strong baseline moves akin to Mark Aguirre from years ago," said Paul.

Experience is one area that will benefit Fanning down the road. He has an opportunity to compete three more seasons on the high school level as well as polish his game on the AAU circuit for two more years.

"He is learning how to play the game the right way, and once he has another year under his belt, the Garden State better watch out for him," said an excited Paul.

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