Charlotte (NC) Olympic standout junior Allerik Freeman has picked up several offers in recent weeks.…
Freeman dominates Elite 100
Allerik Freeman just keeps getting better. The talented guard out of Charlotte (N.C.) Olympic had strung together a solid spring, seemingly improving every time he took the court. This past weekend, at the Nike Elite 100, he took his game to another level. "I think I played good," Freeman told Scout.com. "I just tired to play as hard as I could. I just tried to win." "I think I've been getting better," he added. "Just working out and constantly getting up shots and working on ball handling [has helped]." At the Elite 100, Freeman played both on and off the ball and provided his team with the perfect mix of scoring and creating. Through the four-day event, Freeman, a 6-foot-3 guard, was the most consistent performer. Offensively he showed an ability to get by defenders, create shot opportunities for his teammates, as well as consistently knock down pull-up jumpers. Freeman cited his coaches for throwing him into the new position. "My school coach and my AAU coach both put me in the point guard position," Freeman said. "That's one thing that they both focused in on a lot, and that was molding me into a lead guard. "I'm a point, but I'm probably more of a true combo," Freeman added. "I'm a scoring point guard that can create for himself and others. I lock up on [defense] and I'm a good rebounding guard. I just try and push it in transition and play defense." Although college coaches haven't seen his transformation this spring, it's clear they've heard about it. This week alone Freeman picked up new offers from Florida, North Carolina State, Georgetown and Tennessee. He also has offers from South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Miami, Baylor, Oklahoma, Xavier and UNLV on his offer list. Kentucky and North Carolina have also reached out to the four-star prospect. "Obviously I picked up a few offers recently, but everyone is about even to me," he said. "I'm taking the process slow. When the time is right I'll make my decision, but right now I'm just enjoying the recruiting process and being a teenager." Freeman has already taken a handful of unofficial visits, including trips to Georgetown, Villanova, South Carolina, Clemson, Virginia Tech and Baylor. "I'm going to Georgetown, Tennessee, N.C. State and Florida soon," he said when asked if he planned to take any more unofficial visits. But for now recruiting will be put on hold, as Freeman's big outing last weekend earned him an invite to the NBA Camp, which begins on Wednesday. Last week Freeman proved his worth against the nation's top underclassman, now he'll have the opportunity to show his improvements against the nation's top upperclassman.
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