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October 13, 2014

Recruiting Notes: Sharette Dixon Classic

By: Pat Lawless Publisher

The Sharette Dixon Classic took place Saturday night. Many impressed but, Rawle Alkins stole the show with 34 points. New York beat New Jersey 103-93 in the Upperclassmen Game and New Jersey beat New York 86-75 in the Sophomore Game. GNGB talked to some of the players that took part in the event about their current recruitment situations and more.

Trevon Duval ('17 G/St. Benedict's Prep, NJ)

Trevon Duval, Class of 2017 shooting guard from St. Benedict's Prep (NJ), impressed at the Sharette Dixon Classic with 13 points. He caught up with GNGB and discussed his recruitment and much more.

Duval talked about the upcoming season with St. Benedict's (NJ): "This year the role I have on the team is to run the point and lead the team to a national championship."

"I think our team is looking very good as we haven't loss in the fall league we play in yet. I think we have a good team this year."

When asked how he has progressed from last year he answered by saying,” I believe I've gotten stronger and I am now transitioning more into a point guard."

“I’m now good at getting to the free throw line as well as getting to the basket. I also create for others and handle the ball well. I am trying to be more vocal on the court and looking to add more of a point guard mentality to my game.”

The Class of 2017 guard holds offers from Cincinnati, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Texas Tech, SMU, Miami, Pittsburgh and Villanova. UNC, Kansas, Virginia and more have expressed interest in him. All of the schools that are recruiting him are basically all on him the same amount.

“I think Villanova might be on me the hardest by a little bit but, I would say all of the schools on me are about even,” said Duval

It is still early but, he does have an idea of what he will be basing his decision off of in the future.

“I’m looking for a school that will help me grow as a player and possibly get me to the next level,” he told GNGB.

Trevon went on to tell GNGB what he wanted people say about him after seeing him on and off the court.

“I would like people to look at me as a humble, soft spoken kid that is a good student,” said Duval.

Breein Tyree ('16 G/St. Joseph's Metuchen, NJ)

Breein Tyree, Class of 2016 guard from St. Joseph’s Metuchen (NJ), caught up with GNGB and discussed the upcoming season as well as what is the latest with his recruitment.

His High School team is losing a lot in Karl Towns, Wade Baldwin and Marques Townes. Tyree talked about his role on the team this year and how they are looking so far: “We are going to be a young team this year as we graduated a good amount of seniors this past year.”

“We had some new transfers come in that will help us and I’m taking under more of a leadership role this year, which I am looking forward to.”

He named the offers he holds now: “I hold offers from Virginia, Virginia Tech, Creighton, Rutgers, Seton Hall, USC, St. Joseph’s, La Salle and more.”

Tyree is receiving interest from Villanova, Michigan, Texas Tech and more. He and his coach have a couple of visits planned.

“My coach and I plan on visiting St. Joseph’s, Temple soon. I also plan on visiting Villanova for Midnight Madness.”

There is a lot going on with Tyree’s recruitment and expect even more recruiting news coming from him soon.

Desure Buie ('15 G/Wings Academy, NY)

Desure Buie, Class of 2015 point guard from Wings Academy (NY), is down to three schools in Manhattan, Hofstra and Seton Hall. Buie caught up with GNGB and discussed these three.

Manhattan- “They have a very good staff and players. They like me a lot over there and I have a lot of interest in them.”

Hofstra- “They also have a great staff and they are all very close with me. I visited their practice recently and it seemed very competitive. They practiced with a high intensity.”

Seton Hall- “I’m close with the coaching staff and they’ve seen me play a lot.”

Buie is looking forward to this upcoming high school season: “We are going to be good this season and I think we have a great shot at winning the championship this year.”

Buie has a lot to look forward to this year. It will be very interesting to see what college the New York City guard picks.

Quick Recruiting Notes

  • Rawle Alkins, Class of 2016 shooting guard from Christ The King (NY), says Arizona is coming at him a lot harder. He isn't sure of his Midnight Madness plans but, he says he will visit Villanova on October 24th and Indiana on October 25th. 
  • Bryce Aiken, Class of 2016 point guard from The Patrick School (NJ), picked up an offer from Illinois on the day of the event.

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