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Antonio Blakeney Receiving Early Interest
by Garrett Tucker, Future150 (1:21 PM CT, Fri November 30, 2012)
Blakeney can score the ball in a variety of ways.
Blakeney can score the ball in a variety of ways.
Garrett Tucker
Garrett Tucker:

Future150 Southeast Analyst. Covering high school basketball across the Southeast.

Orlando, FL (Future150) -- While it is still early for sophomores, a select few of talented players receive as much interest from colleges as juniors and seniors. Cardinal Mooney (Fla.) shooting guard Antonio Blakeney has been hearing from several schools for quite some time now.

In-state schools USF and UCF, along with Georgia Southern, have already extended offers to the 2015 star, and for good reason.
In his first game of the season last week, the 6-foot-3 shooting guard dropped 42 points.

“My strengths and the ability to shoot the ball and score off the bounce,” he began. “I also feel like I penetrate well and find my teammates.”

To this point, Blakeney has helped lead his squad to a perfect 3-0 record. As he continues to win and put up high numbers, more and more interest will come in.

“Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Ohio State, Miami, Stanford, Alabama, Notre Dame, and Murray State are some other schools showing interest in me.”

As previously mentioned, it is still extremely early for a 2015 prospect like Blakeney, thus explaining him not taking any visits to this point. However, he has outlined a plan of what he is looking for in a college.

“I’m looking for a college that I can get a great education, and also a school that has a coach that really likes my game,” he explained. “I would like to have the opportunity to play early in my career, too.”

With that being said, Blakeney compares himself to another highly regarded player that received tons of playing time at Florida under Billy Donovan last season.

“I’d say I play a lot like Bradley Beal. We can score in a variety of ways and handle the ball.”


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