Monday, August 03, 2009

Grant lands his first 2010 commitment

It's only a verbal commitment at this point, but Charles Hankerson, a 6-foot-5, 210 lb, shooting guard from Miami, Florida (something tells me coach will do well in the Sunshine State) told that he is coming to Alabama. Other schools in the mix for Hankerson include Auburn, South Florida, Tulane, Virginia, Central Florida and Rice, all of whom have made offers to Hankerson. Hankerson averaged 20.7 points as a junior at Coral Reef High School in Miami. Scout and Rivals currently have him listed as a three-star rated player, though both sources say his stock is rising. He seems like a good kid. I look forward to seeing him play. If anybody has further information on Hankerson, please share it.

Hankerson told ""The biggest factor for me was my relationship with Coach Grant. He has been recruiting me for a long time and we have a great bond between us. I understand what he wants from a coach perspective and he understands my strengths and weaknesses as a player. I'm relieved to have recruiting over with because now I can focus on ball. I'm already a full qualifier so I can work on my game and enjoy this last year of high school."


bamabballer said...

He comes from a good lineage as his father, Charles Sr., played college basketball at which is now called Hampton University. In 1981, Charles Sr. hit the game winning shot to capture the CIAA Title for his school. Charles Sr. is currently the principal at Miami Northwestern High School. This past season, Charles Jr. led his high school team (Coral Reef 27-4) to the 6A State Title. In that game, he scored 27 points and 9 rebounds to give his school their first state title in a major sport. For the season, Charles Jr. averaged 21.6 points, 6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists to earn the 6A Player of the Year. He was among three finalist for Player of the Year for the state of Florida. Also during that season, his team played in the prestigious King of the Bluegrass Tourney in Fairdale, Kentucky. In that tourney he averaged 25 points per game to led to his team to a second place finish in losing to Franklin High from Seattle, Washington. Charles Jr. has a well defined frame that is college ready, and his exceptionally long arms makes him a excellent on-ball defender. His defensive prowless, three point shooting ability, and above rim play gives him the tools to play three diferent positions. He has a good attitude and takes harsh criticism in stride.

bobbyjack said...

Cool. I was about to post this. Here's a link from tidesports:

We definitely need a PG.

Thank you bballer for the history behind him.

bamabballer said...

No problem. That's why I'm here to promote Bama basketball.