Adrian Caldwell: Has 4.5 GPA & SoCon Interest

SCPrepNation.com continues to bring you the very best in South Carolina high school recruiting news and Wade Hampton High School PG Adrian Caldwell is a star on and off the court. With a 4.5 GPA and putting up 18 points, 4 assists, and 5 rebounds per game he's already hearing from SoCon schools. Top academic programs may want to give him a look before he gets that important first offer.

The term "qualified" is used often in the recruiting world. College coaches seek players who will qualify and gain admission to their respective schools. Schools with high academic standards often don't get the top flight talent throughout the nation into their athletic programs because of their strict eligibility and admission requirements. We talk with a lot of prospects throughout the year but we're having a hard time tracking down a prospect with a higher GPA than Wade Hampton senior PG Adrian Caldwell.

Currently Wade Hampton sits atop the Region 2-AAA region standings. Coach Daryl Nance has his team playing at a high level and while his squad has talent across the board, the Generals "go" because of standout 2008 PG Adrian Caldwell. The 5'10 floor general runs the show and has done a fantastic job thus far in his senior campaign. Schools from the region have been showing him interest as he's getting it done on the hardwood and in the classroom. You see we speak to and interview a lot of prospects each and every week and honestly we can't recall a student-athlete with a higher GPA than Caldwell's. He filled us in on what schools have been showing interest and after talking to him it's quite possible that more academic powerhouses may want to jump in the recruiting scramble for his commitment.

"I'm hearing the most from Furman, Gardner-Webb, Presbyterian, Charleston Southern, and Wofford. Out of those schools Furman is probably coming after me the hardest."

Asked if he had any offers on the table yet he replied, "No sir, not yet. I am supposed to be getting an offer from Furman soon. If I had to list my three favorites at this point I'd say it's Furman, Presbyterian, and Gardner-Webb."

Averaging 18 points, 4 assists, and 5 rebounds per contest Caldwell also affectionately known as "Scoot" by his schoolmates and friends has put together a senior season that has the makings of a great finish as the Generals head towards playoff play. He could average more points but Caldwell understands his role as the leader for his team and gets everyone else involved. If a bucket is needed then the senior is capable of going out and coming up with the clutch basket for the Generals.

Asked to recall his best performance this year he recalled a tough game against fellow AAA powers and crosstown rivals J.L. Mann. "This year against J.L. Mann at home was probably my most memorable game. I had 24 points, 4 assists and 6 rebounds. We won and that game moved us to number 1 in the region." Caldwell has scored more points and put up bigger numbers but it's the mentality that he savors that game due to the fact that it helped vault his team into 1st place in the region that makes him such a rarity in the recruiting world. With good grades, no, superb grades and an unselfish attitude in only wanting to help his team become better and win as many games as possible is something that colleges should take note of when considering Caldwell.

One legendary retired South Carolina high school coach had this to say about Caldwell, "Scoot can flat out play. He's probably not getting the looks he deserves but I feel like he'd be a good fit at some of big time academic schools who are looking for a talented point guard. He's one of the brightest kids to come through the area in a while and he's a winner in all aspects."

Caldwell has already figured out what factors will be most important for him when choosing a college destination. "The school will have to have very good academics, a good basketball team, and being not too far from home wouldn't hurt." He's unsure as to when he may make a final decision as he awaits that first official offer.

SCPrepNation.com will continue to keep you updated with Adrian "Scoot" Caldwell as his recruitment and season continues on so keep it locked right here for the very best coverage of South Carolina high school recruiting.

A Closer Look At...Adrian Caldwell
3 favorite music artists: Lil' Wayne, Young Jeezy, T.I.
Favorite movie: Friday After Next
Favorite food: Chicken
Favorite subject in school: Math
avorite basketball player: Carmelo Anthony
GPA: 4.5

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