Future150 Southeast Analyst. Covering high school basketball across the Southeast.
Birmingham, AL (Future150) -- In the past few months, the college basketball world has seen several top-notch players be ruled ineligible by the NCAA due to academic qualifications.
With books now becoming more prominent for college basketball, there is the possibility that some stars may not make it. But Future150 Camp alum, Riley Norris (Class of 2014, Albertville, Ala.) is one of the few that excels when the pressure is turned up.
Norris, ranked No. 33 in the 2014 Future150 rankings, boasts a GPA over a 4.0 and a mid-twenties ACT. With that being said, it opens up his options, and the sky is the limit for the junior.
The 6-foot-7 forward holds offers from some of the top schools in the SEC, such as Auburn, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Arkansas, but he also has some high academic institutions in the picture, too.
“Vanderbilt, Stanford, Harvard, and Yale are some of the high academic schools looking at me right now,” he told Future150. “Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and UAB are some others.”
As one would expect, academics are going to be a big part in Norris’ college decision down the road.
“Academics are definitely important, and then it just has to be a good fit. I want to go somewhere I can go in and play.”
The schools are stationed throughout different parts of the country, but Norris is quick to say that location will not be a factor.
Either way, with his excellent play on the court and his high academic standards, it is safe to say Riley Norris will get out of a rural Alabama town and move on to bigger and better things.
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