Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Louisville, Seton Hall Offer Mount Vernon's Hinds

Jabari Hinds has come into his own this summer.

The cat-quick, we-first guard is currently among the top-ranked players in all of New York in his class.

Hinds, a highly sought after product on the recruiting market, has already received offers from Louisville and Seton Hall University.

“Those are offers that are on the table,” said Terry Teachout, the true shot doctor of Section I-NYS basketball.

“I heard it right from the horse’s mouth.”

Teachout, who authored a storied career at Duquesne University and had tryouts with the Cleveland Cavs before kick-starting Teaches Hoops, is a shooting coach at Mount Vernon High.

He’s noticed the change in Hinds’ game, as the 5-foot-11 point guard has opened up his jumper.
“I watched him the other day and he was killing jump shots,” said Teachout.

“He’s an inside and outside presence right now, including from beyond the arc.”

Hinds has been actively pursued by a number of top-tier schools. UNLV offered in the winter, and Hinds took an unofficial visit to UConn shortly afterward.

“Right now, from what I see, I love it,” Hinds told NBE, referring to the Huskies campus.

He’s not the first guard from Money Earnin’ Mount Vernon to induce drool from the UConn coaching staff. Newly-minted Detroit Piston Ben Gordon, as we recall, left a lasting legacy under Jim Calhoun. Louisville and Seton Hall have now jumped into the picture.

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