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Daniel Giddens Drawing High Interest
by Garrett Tucker, Future150 (10:31 AM CT, Tue May 7, 2013)
Daniel Giddens is very popular with high-major coaches.
Daniel Giddens is very popular with high-major coaches.
Garrett Tucker
Garrett Tucker:

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

Powder Springs, GA (Future150) -- The 2015 class is still a couple of years away, but several top-tier coaches are wasting no time in getting on some younger stars. In fact, tons and tons of high-majors are starting to show high interest in Wheeler (GA) standout Daniel Giddens.

Giddens, a 6-foot-10 forward, has been very popular amongst college coaches so far this spring. As expected, his college list goes on and on.

Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Florida, Maryland, Texas, UCLA, NC State, Tennessee, Syracuse, and Kentucky are among the schools showing interest. That list will only continue to grow, too.

The sophomore informed at the Atlanta Spring Classic that his latest offer comes from Arizona.

“I’ve seen Arizona play a little bit. I like their style of play. They like to get up and down.”

Giddens does admit he wants to learn more, though.

“I haven’t seen too much since they are out west, but I like what I have seen from them. I want to learn more,” he said.

Another Wildcats team is also keeping tabs on Giddens. That team, of course, is Kentucky.

“Kentucky came to the gym earlier during school ball. They talk to my dad a lot,” he noted.

It has been hard to argue with Kentucky’s production the past few years, and Giddens is aware of the talent they continuously put on the floor.

“They have like what, ten top 100 recruits coming in next year?” he laughed. “But you always have to listen to what Kentucky has to say. They get players to the NBA, and they are good at what they do.”

Despite being ranked No. 12 overall in the 2015 Future150 rankings as well as one of the top players in the nation, Giddens is focusing on an education first.

“Basketball is nice and all, but I’m looking for the best program for me. Education comes first,” he said.


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