KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Everybody loves to talk about rankings and as we move through the month of July the most hotly contested race for the No. 1 spot in any class is
HAVE TO APPRECIATE HANSBERRY’S PRODUCTIVITY
The arc of top 150 power forward Amani Hansberry
and his development has been really interesting to watch because faced with a fork in the road of his development he chose to work hard and get better rather than rely on his early reputation.
When the Team Durant and Baltimore (Md.) Mount Saint Joseph first hit the scene as a freshman, he was bigger and stronger than those in his class and could overpower most in the post. He also had a great motor. As the next couple of years passed, his peers caught up to him and his status slipped a little between the end of his freshman and beginning of his junior year.
Lately, Hansberry has been on a tear. He’s gotten into the best shape of his high school career and has really added to his all-around game and fins ways to be productive each and every time out. He will make some jumpers, he is always going to be active on the glass, he’s a terrific passer and he’s sneaky switchable on the defensive end. The guy is just fun to watch because of his smarts and efforts and you have to respect that he always finds ways to be productive.
So far, Hansberry has taken official visits to Boston College, Illinois, Penn State and Virginia Tech. He said he’s got a trip to Miami set up for the end of July and that unless somebody who can really change his mind jumps in and goes all out to get him, he’s probably going to move into decision mode shortly after that visit to Coral Gables.