Recruiting Report: Kenny Pittman (2018)

Recruiting
Illinois

Posted On: 10/11/17 12:00 PM

Simeon 2018 shooting guard Kenny Pittman can flat out let it fly from deep.  He flew a bit under the radar last season for the Wolverines, but look for him to make noise this year.  He is coming off a strong summer on the circuit with Young & Reckless.  Pittman has quality size on the wing and can really shoot it.  Best spotting up on the perimeter and hitting threes off the catch.  Smooth athlete.  Game off the bounce flashes, but isn’t consistent.

How did it go with Young & Reckless on the circuit?

“The summer went really well.  I experienced playing with a lot of really good players such as Maurice Commander, Robert Harvey, Zion Young, etc.  I played real good.  I expanded my game being more than just a spot up shooter.”

Now with Simeon they are preparing to get back to state.

“Open gyms are going really well.  We are looking good.  I will have a bigger role this year for Coach Rob (Smith).  I don’t know who is starting yet, but when Rob throws me in there I will be ready.”

It is a huge advantage for players like Pittman who play at powerhouse programs to go against elite competition every day in their own gym.

“That is really good because you get to experience a lot of good players so when you go to the college level you won’t be used to just playing one or two good players.  At Simeon we get to play against a bunch of good players.”

Where do things stand with recruiting?

“Mostly the same.  Chicago State and Tennessee Martin have offered.”