During the spring new prospects surface on the recruiting radar. Here is a look at a few prospects, including Myles Turner, who raised their stock at the Real Deal in the Rock.
Myles Turner is establishing himself in the 2014 class.
Myles Turner (center, 6-11, 225-pounds, Euless, Texas)
Big 12 coaches are aware of Turner's abilities, and coaches from the rest of the country will be aware once they see him play over the next couple weekends. At nearly 7-feet, Turner impacts the game on both ends of the court. He is a rim protector on the defensive end, and he is a skilled offensive player who can stretch the defense with his three-point range. Beside the offers he has from practically every Big 12 team, Turner has also heard from the likes of Connecticut, Kentucky, Florida and UCLA.
Damiyne Durham (shooting guard, 6-4, 175-pounds, Oakwood, Texas)
Durham will be a new face for college coaches this spring. The lanky shooting guard didn't play travel team ball last year and plays for a tiny high school. Although he averaged 30 points per game this high school season, Durham isn't being recruited by a single school. He left a big impression at the Real Deal in the Rock, hitting three-pointers, slashing to the basket and finding open teammates. Durham will certainly be recruited after he plays in front of the college coaches.
Kaiser Gates (2015, combo forward, 6-7, 190-pounds, Alpharetta, Ga.)
One of the bright spots for the Atlanta Celtics was the play of Kaiser Gates. The combo forward played with energy and took advantage of his athleticism. He rebounded outside of his area, was effective in transition and made shots from the wing off both the pass and the dribble. Auburn, Georgia and Georgia Southern have offered but look for his recruitment to expand over the spring and summer.
Dylan Smith (2015, combo guard, 6-4, 155-pounds, Mobile, Ala.)
Long and thin for his position, Smith makes it a habit of getting into the lane with his dribble penetration. He is a crafty ball handler, has body control and finishes with touch. Smith also possess the court vision to find teammates while he is on the move. A promising prospect, Smith has heard from Alabama, Seton Hall and South Alabama, but has yet to receive any offers.