Twenty-five days ago, talented 2013 shooting guard Allerick Freeman announced that his college choices were down to just two schools — Villanova and Kansas. At Dave Telep's Carolina Challenge, however, the story appears to have changed. Since then, the North Carolingian has received interest from coaches at Duke, and according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com Ohio State and UCLA are now on his list as well.
Freeman has said that Kansas and Villanova are still his leaders, but according to BlueDevilNation.net, he told reporters that, "he would still entertain a school that is the right fit."
He is one of the highest-rated guards in his class. He averaged 9 points per game during the Carolina Challenge event that annually features the top players in the state of North Carolina. He has reportedly been working on his point guard skills to try and become a true combo guard, complementing a good jumpshot.
At 6-4, he could be a versatile option in Jay Wright's line-up, something Villanova seems to covet lately.
Duke has been putting out feelers to a lot of talented players recently to help them find ways to fill scholarships that seem to be vacated early by underclassmen heading to the draft in an annual exodus. The Blue Devils have invested in the one-and-done player pool more in recent years. The success of some recent guards like Kyrie Irving and Austin Rivers at Duke, might be appealing to Freeman.
As it stands, however, Villanova is still in better position that the newer schools on his radar. The Guard U reputation is still alive on the Main Line, and has kept the Wildcats on the minds of talented guards who want to showcase their skills.
Sam Cassell, Jr. picks Maryland
Sam Cassell, Jr., the son of the former NBA point guard of the same name, had been talking about taking visits to Villanova and Florida State, but ultimately decided to commit to Maryland today. The 2012 shooting guard was rated 3-stars by ESPN.
He is a long 2-guard with an accurate shot from the perimeter who could have been useful to a Wildcat team that struggled in that department in the season just ended. He also has good enough handle to play point guard in some situations.