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One of the top 2016 up and coming prospects in the country, Rodney Herenton of Whitney Young High School (Chicago, IL) has been showing out grabbing major attention from college recruiters and media outlets. Mid Major Hoops Report has invited him to our “Players Corner” where we at Mid Major Hoops Report are proud to highlight him and allow him to give us insight into his recruitment at this time….
What is your official height and weight?
RH: I am 6’1″ and 170lbs
What position do you see yourself playing in college?
RH: I play the Point Guard position.
What AAU team are you playing with this year?
RH: Chicago’s Mean Streets affiliate of NIKE EYBL,
Describe your game for coaches and fans who haven’t seen you play yet.
RH: A strong guard who can get to the rim, defend and has a nice mid range jump shot.
What makes you stand out the most from other players you compete against?
RH: I was able to compete for a starting point guard position on an Elite HS program (Whitney Young). I helped lead the team to a state 4A championship alongside nation #1 player Jahlil Okafor.
What part of your game do you feel like you’ve improved on the most in the last year?
RH: I have improved greatly on my long range/perimeter jump shot.
What aspect of your game are you working the hardest on to improve?
RH: I am continuing to improve on my Jump shot.
What schools have shown strong interest so far?
RH: as a sophomore I am garnering interest from Stanford Univ.
Who are some of the college coaches who have made an impression on you and your family?
RH: Coach K of Duke and Coach Johnny Dawkins of Stanford.
Do you have a top five to ten schools you’re looking at right now?
RH: I like Stanford, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Cal, Harvard, and Stanford. (no particular order)
What schools have you visited? Do you have any visits planned for the future?
RH: unofficial visit with Georgia Tech so far and I will be visiting Stanford University in June 2014.
Would you prefer to play college basketball close to home, or is that not a factor for you?
RH: Playing closer to home is not a factor in my recruitment.
How hard do you work on your game? How much time do you put in?
RH: at least 2 hours a day during school week and 3 hours a day during the weekend throughout the school year.
How old were you when you first picked up a basketball?
RH: 3rd grade at the YMCA.
What things are really important to you when it comes to choosing where to play college basketball?
RH: Academics is a priority as I have a 4.1 GPA at Whitney Young Magnet School.
Who are some of the mentors who helped you get to where you are right now?
RH: Definitely my parents and all of my coaches involved in developing my game while growing up!
What’s your favorite moment as a basketball player so far?
RH: Winning a state championship as a sophomore.
What are your short term goals as a basketball player?
RH: I will continue to work on my point guard skills, jump shot and continue to develop into a top player on a national level.
What are your long term goals?
RH: My goal is to play college basketball at an Elite D1 program that is known for strong academics as well.
Do you have a Facebook or Twitter that you’d like to share?
What style of play do you prefer?
RH: Dribble Drive Motion Offense.
Who’s a player in college basketball or the NBA that you really respect?
RH: Trey Burke LeBron James, and Chris Paul.
Do you prefer Nike, adidas, or Under Armour?
RH: Nike but respect them all.
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO HERENTON FAMILY FOR ALLOWING US TO CONDUCT THIS INTERVIEW WITH THEIR SON, PLEASE STAY IN TOUCH AND INFORMED WITH ANY RECRUITMENT UPDATES IN THE FUTURE!
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