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Top-25 prospect Eric Dailey Jr. talks recruitment, overseas offer

August 31, 2020

On a program with major depth and talent all over its roster, IMG Academy has produced high-level prospects every single season. One of the younger players on the roster and one guy that even has the option to play overseas: Eric Dailey Jr.

The 6-foot-7, 220-pound wing is being prioritized by many programs and for the past few months has said that he’s just focused on his game and wants to work on getting better.

Among the programs with offers extended include Texas A&M, Miami, Florida, Iowa State, Michigan, TCU, Tennessee, Florida A&M, and Alabama.

He also has interest from Kentucky, Texas, Auburn, Wake Forest, Purdue, Florida State, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, and South Carolina.

Dailey Jr. mentioned several programs that are heavily prioritizing him. He broke three of those down with

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Michigan: “Coach Howard said I have the same mindset on myself that people in the program have and that is to develop and get better physically and mentally as an athlete and a person.”

Texas A&M: “Coach Buzz said I’ll be a great fit for their program and one of the players in my class that can help make the program bigger.”


He also mentioned Iowa State, saying that Steve Prohm has pitched him as a player that could give the program some buzz and he would be one of the Cyclone's highest-rated recruits.

Another possible option for Dailey Jr. is the opportunity to go overseas and play in the EuroLeague and then make the jump straight to the NBA. FC Barcelona is the lone program to have an overseas offer extended to him. “They want me to do two years in the Euroleague and then make the jump to the NBA,” he told

Dailey Jr. is no stranger to the overseas game, rather than playing in AAU, Dailey Jr. would play tournaments in Spain and Madrid during his summers, so he is familiar with their playstyle and it could be an option if he and his family opt to go that route.

He also said that they would’ve taken him this year and they did indeed want him as soon as this upcoming season but Dailey Jr. says “It wasn’t the right time for me and my family.”



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