Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Iowa's top recruit for next year, 6'0" guard Tony Freeman, was in Chicago to play in Tuesday night's Roundball Classic, a high school all-star game that featured some of the top players in the country.
Freeman played 25 of the game's 48 minutes and produced to following line:
1-7 FG, 1-5 3P, 2-4 FT, 1 reb, 3 ast, 1 TO, 2 blk, 1 stl, 5 pts
His line was one of the weaker ones in the game (box score here), but it was hard to expect a big game against some of the best talent around. It was just nice to see him selected for the game. His three assists tied for his team's lead, which was nice to see, as next year's team could use a steady pass-first point guard (in my opinion). Assuming he's as talented as some people say, I'd really like to see him come in next year and take over at point guard. Ideally, he would create shots for the rest of the team and allow Jeff Horner to spend more time at shooting guard, with Mike Henderson providing a scoring option from the bench (though Henderson's defensive reputation will likely earn him plenty of minutes).
Freeman was only a second team all-state selection in Illinois, but last month Michael O'Brien of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote that Freeman has a good national reputation and has outplayed some of the states more heralded guards.