Birmingham, AL (Future150) -- Loaded with athleticism, Birmingham, Ala. has produced some talented players to the college game for the past decade. It doesn't look like that trend will end anytime soon, either.
Jarvis Calhoun, a shooting guard out of Hewitt-Trussville High, grabbed the attention of several coaches over the summer. With his shooting ability and efficient shot, the junior is a very popular prospect in Alabama.
While players like Eric Bledsoe and Christian Watford have been produced in Birmingham, Calhoun is making noise in his own way: shooting.
The 6-foot southpaw has great range, but his best weapon is his mid-range shot. With that, he keeps defenders on their toes, and it’s paying off.
“UAB, Murray State, Mississippi State, Georgia, Tennessee Tech, Samford, Kennesaw State, and Radford are some of the schools interested in me,” he explained. “But I would say UAB and Murray State are sticking out.”
However, he is quick to point out that he is not limiting his options. Calhoun is still open to other schools coming into his recruitment, and he will welcome them with open arms.
"My options are still wide open. I have a long way to go."
Despite other high-majors showing interest, Calhoun is confident he can succeed at a mid-major like those two schools. With that being said, he is becoming familiar with both programs.
As for UAB, it is home. Located in Birmingham, Calhoun could play in front of the people he grew up under and become one of the great basketball legends from the city.
“It would be great if I ended up at UAB. I like it, it is home to me.”
However, other factors are arising for Calhoun.
“I’m trying to wait on Riley [Norris] and Tyler [Madison] to see what they do. I want to play with good players and people I have played with before. That would make me comfortable.”