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One of the top 2017 prospects in the Country out of the State of Nevada, Charles O’Bannon Jr. of Bishop Gorman High School (NV) 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 give us insight into his recruitment at this time….
What is your official height and weight?
CB: 6’4 and 180
What position do you see yourself playing in college?
CB: I see myself playing a shooting guard or a small forward.
What AAU team are you playing with this year?
CB: Team Vegas Elite
Describe your game for coaches and fans who haven’t seen you play yet?
CB: I am a scorer ,very vocal, and love to do the small things to win games.
What makes you stand out the most from other players you compete against?
CB: I would have to say my scoring ability and the fact that I like to slash. A slight advantage when my opponent thinks all I do is shoot .
What part of your game do you feel like you’ve improved on the most in the last year?
CB: My ball handling by far, it has improved and will continue to improve.
What aspect of your game are you working the hardest on to improve?
CB: My defense, I am okay on defense but I want to be a great defensive payer.
What schools have shown strong interest so far?
CB: Tulsa, Southern Utah, Arizona, Pepperdine, Washington, Notre Dame and I have gotten an offer from UNLV.
Who are some of the college coaches who have made an impression on you and your family?
CB: Rick Pitino and Jim Harrick.
Do you have a top five to ten schools you’re looking at right now?
CB: UNLV, Duke, Louisville, Michigan, Syracuse, Uconn, Florida, Arizona, Kansas, and UCLA
What schools have you visited? Do you have any visits planned for the future?
CB: I have visited UCLA, Duke, NC State, North Carolina, and Wake Forest but, I would also like to visit the ones that i listed above.
Would you prefer to play college basketball close to home, or is that not a factor for you?
CB: Thats not a factor for me.
How hard do you work on your game? How much time do you put in?
CB: I put in tons of work in the gym. Between 3- 6 hours a day.
How old were you when you first picked up a basketball?
CB: About 5 years old.
What things are really important to you when it comes to choosing where to play college basketball?
CB: The coaching staff and the style of play that the team’s offense is set up and the environment.
Who are some of the mentors who helped you get to where you are right now?
CB: My mother.
What’s your favorite moment as a basketball player so far?
CB: Winning the Fab 48 last year because we came back from being down by 26 points and came back to win the championship.
What are your short term goals as a basketball player?
CB: To win another state championship.
What are your long term goals?
CB: To go to a high-major college and onto the pros.
Do you have a Facebook or Twitter that you’d like to share?
CB: Twitter @mrobannon5
What style of play do you prefer?
CB: I prefer a Kevin Durant type of play.
Who’s a player in college basketball or the NBA that you really respect?
CB: Kobe Bryant because he has made it clear that no one in the world can guard him and that he will score on anyone. Also people can’t be compared to him after what he has done in the past 17 years of his NBA career.
Do you prefer Nike, adidas, or Under Armour?
Special Thank You to the O’Bannon Family for allowing MMHR to conduct this Q&A with their son. Please keep in touch with any up to date recruiting news.