Deng Leek Wants to Go to Georgetown; Luke Cothron Done with Boo Wiliams

by Alex Schwartz

Last night I had the opportunity to catch up with one of the most intriguing prospects in the class of 2011, 7'0 power forward Deng Leek of Veritas Sports Academy (NC). Leek, who was previously at Our Savior New American (NY), is already drawing the interest of numerous high-major Division I programs. "Virginia Tech, Clemson, LSU, Kentucky, UConn, Oklahoma State, Georgetown, and some other schools" is the list that Deng gave me. Although he has yet to receive a scholarship offer, he said, "they just . . . talk to my coach." There is a school that the big man is specifically eying. "I'm trying to go to Georgetown." Why the Hoyas? "Because I like the way they play, and they play a big man too," Leek told me. In order to get to that level, Leek knows what part of his game he needs to work on the most: "I think I got to get my left hand better." As for his strong point, Deng informed me that he feels it's "blocking shots and rebounding," which makes sense, considering that he is a 7-footer. I'll try to keep you posted on the recruitment of Deng Leek as he moves through his high school years.

In other, unrelated news, one of the top prospects in the class of 2010, Luke Cothron of Flore MacDonald Academy (NC), is already done playing with big-time AAU program Boo Williams, which is based out of Hampton, Virginia. After hearing a rumor that Cothron had left the program, I checked with Boo Williams star big man James McAdoo '11 of Norfolk Christian (VA), and he confirmed that to me. "No, he is not [with us anymore. I] never got told why though," stated McAdoo via text message. This is interesting, especially because when I interviewed Cothron at the Providence Jam Fest, he told me, "It’s alright, it’s good. [There are] good players [and we have a] good team. . . . Boo Williams is the man,” regarding how he likes playing for the. TCothron, a top 10 prospect on Rivals, will likely just run with Southeast Elite now.

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