During his sophomore season 2014 point guard Landry Assinesi improved tremendously for St. Joseph's High School. The 5'10 155 pound prospect went on to becoming an All-Region selection. His play along with some good showings during the summer have caught the eyes of a handful of regional colleges early on. We caught up with Assinesi to talk about it all recently.
"Last year I averaged 10 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals per game," Assinesi said.
He said one game in particular he felt was a turning point for him last season as his best game of the season.
"The game against Blacksburg High. I had 13 points, 8 assists, and 5 steals. It made it so memorable because I proved that our team had potential and we had a bright future."
The pass first point guard talked about his game and where he feels his strengths and weaknesses are currently.
"My strengths are getting in the paint and creating for others, my first step, my speed up the court with the ball, being a great passer, and that I have high basketball IQ."
The 2014 prospect said he really wants to improve on his defense, decision making when it comes to whether or not to take the ball to the hole, and his shooting.
So far Assinesi has heard from a number of schools early on and he shared them with us.
"I've heard from Randolph College, Wingate College, Newberry University, and Tusculum College so far."
Assinesi says the goal for his team this season is to win the region. His personal goal is to be named All-State and All-County this upcoming season.
Asked to compare his game to another player's he had a quick response.
"I would compare my game to J.J. Barea's."
He also talked about what he is looking for when checking out potential colleges.
"Location, early playing time, style of play, and it must be division 1 or 2."
SCPrepNation.com will have more updates with Assinesi as his junior season gets underway in a few months so stay tuned!