W. Dawkins

UAB Gets No. 30 Jr C Tamel Pearson

Author: W. Dawkins
No. 30 Jr C Tamel Pearson Commits To UAB

ESPN No. 30 ranked high school junior center Tamel Pearson has committed to Alabama-Birmingham.


The 6-8 big out of Morgan Park HS (Chicago, IL) led his Nike EYBL Mac Irvin Fire squad in rebounding this spring, averaging 6.5 points and 5.7 rebounds.


Pearson also helped lead Morgan Park to the Class 3A state title this year.


“When I first got there, I felt really welcome,” Pearson told the Chicago Tribune of UAB. “It was a great experience, from the coaches to the players who were very cool, and it was very uplifting. They were very straight with me with everything they said. It’s a great school.”


PrepHoopsIllinois’ Scott Burgess believes that Blazers are getting a valuable player Pearson.


“In July, he opened more eyes playing against quality competition, even picking up a few high-major offers,” wrote Burgess of Pearson. “I think UAB got a quality mid-major player who will be able to be an impact big man for their program.”


“He should be able to come in as a freshman and contribute on the boards, defensively, and running the floor,” added Burgess. “With the strides he flashed offensively on the circuit, the UAB coaching staff has a chance to continue developing him as an offensive player throughout his career.”


Pearson prides himself on being a complete player.


“My strengths are low-post scoring, running the floor, blocking the shots on the defensive end,” Pearson told al.com. “On the offensive end, I can pick and pop, shoot it, handle it and make decisions.”


Alabama-Birmingham beat out the likes of New Mexico State, Washington State, Missouri State, and Oklahoma State to land Pearson.



For more basketball news go to http://www.blacktoptv.com/

Top Stories corner

NBADL’s Drive Name USFs Rex Walters New Coach

See Ex-KU Star Rex Walters' 7th Grade Son Gunner (VIDEO)

The NBA D-League’s Grand Rapids Drive, an affiliate of the Detroit Pistons, has named Rex Walters as their new head coach.


“Rex Walters brings a wealth of basketball knowledge and experience and has a passion for developing young players,” Pistons head coach and VP of Operations Stan Van Gundy said…

No. 38 Sr SG Keith Williams Commits To Cincinnati

No. 38 Sr SG Keith Williams Commits To Cincinnati

247 Sports’ No. 38 ranked high school senior shooting guard Keith Williams has committed to Cincinnati.


The 6-5 Williams out of Bishop Loughlin (Brooklyn, NY) averaged 15 points and 4.3 rebounds for New Heights on the Under Armour circuit this year.


Bishop Loughlin is the same NYC school that produced former…

No. 10 Sr Markelle Fultz Looking Forward To UW

Washington Gets Markelle FultzNEW427

ESPN No. 10 ranked high school senior Markelle Fultz is looking forward to playing at the University of Washington next year. “The school is a great fit with the way they play, the players they have there,” Fultz told USA Today. “The coaching staff are like mentors to me. They…

HS Recruit Thon Maker Cleared For NBA Draft

Thon MakerNEW427

Five-star high school player Thon Maker has been cleared by the NBA to skip college and apply for the 2016 NBA Draft, according to ESPN.


NBA regulations state that US basketball players must be a year removed from graduating high school and also be 19 years old to be…

Recommended Stories corner

D-League Reno Bighorns Reveal New Uniform Colors The NBA D-league’s Reno Bighorns have unveiled their new logo.   The new designs now incorporate the colors of the Sacramento Kings, who bo...
TCU’s Chauncey Collins Drops 29 In NBADL Tryouts Former TCU star Chauncey Collins poured in 29 points to lead his Team 1 past Team 2, 83-67 in the 2016 NBA D-League National Tryout Afternoon Session ...
No. 38 Sr SG Keith Williams Commits To Cincinnati 247 Sports’ No. 38 ranked high school senior shooting guard Keith Williams has committed to Cincinnati.   The 6-5 Williams out of Bishop Lo...
poll corner left
poll corner right

Will More High School Kids Skip College and Complete a One Season Stint Overseas For a Quick Million Dollar Pay Day Before Entering The NBA Draft

Loading ... Loading ...