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Introducing 2023 sharpshooting prospect Drew Steffe

December 22, 2020
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We’re approaching the midway point of the high school season. This means that 2021 prospects are almost fully off the board and coaches will shift gears and look towards future classes. That includes the 2023 class, which is currently midway through their sophomore campaigns, prepping for what will be a busy summer.

This summer 2023 prospects will be able to speak with college coaches. Currently, the recruits are allowed to actually contact coaches themselves, that’s something that hasn’t changed.

Today, we introduce to you yet another talented 2023 prospect. Texas, as I’ve said many times, is on the rise as one of the best basketball states. Talent in all classes and that includes Frisco Memorial’s, Drew Steffe. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard is an elite scorer, his ability to score on all levels, especially from long-range, is exceptional.

Steffe is a prospect who is averaging over 20 points per game and has had his fair share of scoring explosions, most recently against Duncanville and Richardson, both of whom are Texas powerhouses in which Steffe scored 25-plus points against this season.

He’s put himself in conversation as one of his state’s best two-guards, which will have him as a national priority and he’s a name I'd keep close tabs on. Steffe discussed his early recruitment and his game with Stockrisers.com.



Which schools are currently involved in your early recruitment?

“Schools that are involved are Oklahoma State, Arizona State, DePaul, UTEP, TCU, SMU, Tulane, UTA, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Oregon State, and Rice.”

Who are some of the newer programs to inquire about?

“The newest schools with interest are Butler, Creighton, Illinois, Villanova, and Virginia.”

You are allowed to contact coaches, they can’t contact you, who have you made dialogue with?

“I’ve been able to speak directly to a lot of schools but the most recent ones would be Oregon State, Rice, Butler, and Creighton.”

What are your thoughts on Arizona State’s program?

“I love how they get up and down the floor and how they score at high intervals but, I also like how everybody plays with spirit and plays with a high energy level. Also, Coach Burno is a great coach and was really good to talk to.”

Oklahoma State has been on you hard early, thoughts on them?

“Coach [Mike] Boynton is a really good coach and is great to talk to. It’s interesting to watch how they play their freshman in big games and how they use each and every one of their players in different ways. As well, I like how they don’t back down from competition and how they get up and down.”

And how about one of the newer programs in Creighton?

“Creighton is interesting to watch because of how they use their shooters in different scenarios. They come off different types of screens and as well they have a lot of back door action. I like how they put a bunch of focus on defense as well.”

Breakdown the game of Drew Steffe.

“I’m primarily known as a shooter but I think I’m more of a scorer at all levels as well as a playmaker. I can score in a variety of ways, not just shooting threes and I think my on-ball defense has come a long way and I can guard almost anyone I go against. Also, I bring a lot of energy to the game and I’m the most competitive person on the court at all times and I won't back down from anyone.”

Season expectations? You are already off to a hot start.

“The main goal and the main priority is to go win state at all costs with my teammates. Whatever it takes. That’s the top goal easily, but, a couple of side goals is to average 18+ points 8+ rebounds, and 4+ assists a game.”

 
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