Atlanta, GA (Future150) -- Throughout Future150’s camp series, the staff has seen several of the top players in the country that deserve to have their name out. While it is always nice to see high-major studs, it’s even better to see low-major prospects striving to improve.
Jahmari Etienne, a 2013 shooting guard out of Stone Mountain, Georgia, is one of those prospects that caught the eye in Atlanta.
With his soft southpaw stroke, Etienne proved he is capable of playing at the next level.
“I’m a quick and athletic player,” he began. “I have a good shot, but my mid-range shooting is the best for me right now.”
Etienne resembles Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden with his game (and even physical appearance). Could he become a mid-major version of the young NBA player who starred at Arizona State?
Schools have already taken notice of Etienne’s talent. Morgan State, Bryant University, and Tennessee Tech have all extended offers thus far, but more are involved.
“Lehigh and St. John’s and some other schools are looking at me too, but I would say these are the main ones right now. I would say Bryant and Tennessee Tech are coming the hardest.”
Despite being a senior this year, the 6-foot-3 guard may choose to take a post-grad year and hopefully open up some more options for himself. Nevertheless, Etienne has factors for the school he will eventually attend.
“I want to go to a school where they let the guards play. That’s the main thing. From a school standpoint, I want good academics,” he explained.
Etienne has seen his fair-share of North America so far. Prior to landing in Georgia, he had a short stay in Canada, where he got to know Andrew Wiggins and other talented Canadian players.
“Canada was great. The game is really taking off up there. They aren’t any slouches. And Wiggins is the real-deal.”
Continue to follow Etienne as he pursues his dream of taking his talents to the next level here on Future150.com.