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Posted On: 11/29/17 5:00 AM
For two seasons now, Des Moines North’s uncanny point guard Tyreke Locure has been torching opponents, and it’s hard to believe he’s only half way through what could end up being one of the more special careers ever assembled by an Iowa high school point guard.
Already with two Division I offers in tow, Drake and North Dakota, Locure’s recruitment is off to a pretty good start. And over the next 12 months, things could continue to look up for the for the preternatural 5-foot-10 floor general.
“I like both Drake and North Dakota a lot, they’re good schools and I like the style of play of both programs,” said Locure, who says other D1s have been keeping tabs on him.
“Other schools that have been reaching out are Iowa, Iowa State, Minnesota, University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin, Wisconsin and Creighton.”
There was plenty of opportunity for Locure to showcase himself in front of those high level college coaches this past spring and summer while playing with nationally renowned MOKAN Elite 16U.
“It was great, they taught me a lot of stuff with how system-oriented they are, and playing without the ball, and how to play with different situations when the ball’s not always in my hands,” said Locure.
But, he says that though there’s a chance he might return to MOKAN next summer, it’s upstart grassroots program Beyond Ball that he could play with, too.
“Right now, it’s either them (MOKAN) or Beyond Ball, but there’s going to be a lot of different stuff going on there with MOKAN; so, mainly, I’m going to be focused on Beyond Ball stuff,” said Locure.
But first, he’s got his junior season ahead of him, and he’s got one thing on his mind: state title.
“This year, we’re going to have the same time team, we’re just not going to have a big man in the middle blocking shots. And we have the same goal as last year: getting down to Wells Fargo. But different outcome, which is to win some games,” said Locure.
“I see how hard it is to get there. My goal is just to win state.”