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Basketball Recruiting

2022 prospect AJ Storr is emerging as a national recruit

December 2, 2020
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AJ Storr transitioned from the state of Illinois to Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas. The under-the-radar junior made the move to Vegas from a development standpoint and so far it has been working in his favor and he’s drawing attention from many high-major programs.

The 6-foot-5, 180-pound shooting guard, brings tons of versatility to the defensive end and he’s also an elite bucket-getter. He’s a two-way player that oozes with potential and for that, he’s established himself as a high-major recruit after a strong summer.

Storr is a prospect I had the chance to watch virtually and I was under the impression that after seeing the first few games, he was must-see television. His ability to score and just ignite his team on the offensive end was evident. You could just assume that he was going to get his way especially on the offensive side of the ball. Defensively he also proved his worth, shutting down his opponents and priding himself on it.

Stockrisers.com had the chance to talk with Storr on the phone and we talked about his recruitment and more.



Which programs have offered?

“The schools that have offered are IUPUI, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, the recent offer was Illinois, New Orleans, Austin Peay, Chicago State, Iona College.”

Which schools are you talking to that haven’t offered?

“Some schools I’m talking to that haven’t offered yet are Tulsa, Cincinnati, Seton Hall, Marquette, Purdue, and schools like that.”

What are the schools with interest saying to you?

“The schools that are interested in me that haven’t offered yet they’re explaining to me how I fit their playstyle and how I could come in and have an instant impact.”

What did earning that Illinois offer means to you?

“That Illinois offer definitely means something to me, because you know my hometown is Illinois I was born and raised there. Also the coaching staff, I love the coaching staff and their personalities and just the way they’re recruiting me.”

Thoughts on the new virtual visit process?

“I would say virtual visits to me is kinda better for me than the in-person visits. You don’t have to walk around the campus and stuff and you could get a tour laying down [laughs].”

How will you approach choosing a college program, what are you looking for?

“I want to be in a place that feels like a second home. Somewhere I could talk to the players and coaches and be comfortable and talk to them like my family.”

Describe your game and which NBA players do you build your game after, if any?

“My favorite player is Lebron, I love Lebron obviously he’s the greatest player of all-time. But as far as building my game around players it would be Kobe Bryant and Kawhi Leonard because I’m a two-way player who can play both sides of the court and can also score the ball.”

How has your game improved over the past few months?

“My game has improved over the last couple of months. I’d say my jump shot got better and my ball-handling has tightened up. The next step will be to get in tip-top college shape and run the floor non-stop without getting tired.”

Discuss your reclassification into the 2022 class.

“I started school early as a kid, I really been waiting to get back into my right grade for a while now and I finally got the chance to do that.”

 
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