In a match-up of 6-10 junior forwards that had Arkaansas head coach John Pelphrey on hand to watch,…
Three Stick Out For O'Bryant
Johnny O'Bryant has plenty of options. The top 10 prospect in the 2011 class holds offers from nearly every school in the south and he's beginning to develop a handful of favorites. Among the schools that O'Bryant mentioned were Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, Wake Forest, Kentucky, Memphis, Harvard, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State and Oregon. He recently took a pair of unofficial visits to local schools. "I've just taken two," the 6-foot-9, 215-pound forward said. "I went to Ole Miss and Mississippi State. I think they are both good schools and they have a lot to offer." Although it's still early in O'Bryant's recruitment, it's clear that he's starting to develop a few favorites. He listed a trio of schools that he's starting to get a good feel for. "There are three standing out a lot," O'Bryant said when pressed on his list. "Memphis, Ole Miss and Harvard." So what sticks out about Memphis, Mississippi and Harvard? "With Memphis I like their style of play and coach [Josh] Pastner, I really like him as a coach," he said. "He used to be a player and he's pretty young and I just think I can related to him." "Ole Miss they are a good home based school," O'Bryant told Scout.com. "I could go there and play and not be too far from home." "It's more about education than basketball I guess," O'Bryant said about Harvard. "If I go there and things don't work out with basketball, a degree from Harvard could help me get a good job." O'Byrant said he doesn't plan to make his college decision anytime soon. At this time he's focused on his junior season at East Side. His squad started playing games a few weeks ago and he's off to a strong start. "We actually are seven games in right now," O'Bryant, a top 10 prospect in the 2011 class, said. "We just came back from the Rumble Ridge in Arkansas yesterday. I'm averaging 23 points a game."
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