Monday, June 13, 2016

G3 TO IUPUI - Indiana's Mike Saunders Jr. Recieves First Division I Offer

Mike Saunders Jr. receives first college offer 

The class of 2020 is preparing to enroll in high schools across the country; in the world of recruitment especially in the early stages of high school attention is typically given the bigs and dynamic wings in any class.  Early offers have come in and have been verified and documented but those to this point have been for players 6’6 or taller.

Mike Saunders Jr. out of Indianapolis, IN to date in the last 72-hours has become the exception to that “rule”. Playing for one of the most well coached teams, and national power at the 2020 level the G3 All-Stars who are associated with the NBAs Goerge Hill; Saunders has been a winner on every level.

His success can be attributed to a tremendous skillset that has been on display at multiple spots this spring and early summer – most recently he has put on shows at the Under Armour Next Combine as well as the Cross Roads Elite Camp held by ESPN Hoop Guru Paul Biancarti.  He is extremely experienced both on and off the ball and has a killer instinct, will to win, and the poise to succeed in any situation; frankly speaking Mike Saunders Jr. may have the highest IQ not for just the PG position but maybe for the entire class of 2020.

Evaluating his progress he is just as comfortable working off ball-screens in pick and roll situations as he is in a traditional motion system where is adept as post feeds, mid-range shooting, and extending the defense with his prowess from behind the stripe.  He put pressure on the defense when putting it on the deck and has hit a growth spurt recently that has propelled his stock through the stratosphere. We like him just as much as a drive and kick player as we do in isolation or two man game situations.  When the pill is in this guards hand something good always seems to happen.
There is no situation that he fears and his progression to work as an old school floor general and a new millennium scoring lead has caught the eyes already of D1 schools and coaches even with his just readying to leave the 8th grade.  

Our sources have confirmed that one institution has gone beyond interest - IUPUI has formally offered class of 2020 Mike Saunders Jr. his first of many to come offers.  They too even at this juncture see the tremendous upside and value of a player of Saunders caliber.  This is surely just the beginning for what will be one of the tops PGs in the 2020 class for years to come.

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