Posted On: 03/20/18 2:49 PM
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A top-50 ranked prospect in Northern California’s 2019 class, 6-foot guard Devin Small is looking forward to a spring and summer of 17U ball.
The Weston Ranch junior will have his existing versatile skill-set on display with Team Arsenal this offseason, and will work to hone some skills, too.
“I feel like I can get to the basket good, I can knock down open 3s, pull-ups. I can also defend very well,” said Small.
“I need to improve my handle, become more of a vocal leader, just talking more. And just improving everything; defense, shooting, just a better overall player.”
As a junior at Weston Ranch, Small was good, and says he averaged 16 points per game. He was a leader and a primary scorer for the Cougars.
“My role was to be a scorer and a leader. One of our main players went down, so me and a couple other guys had to step up,” said Small.
And now, with his 17U season on the horizon, Small is eager to get back with his Team Arsenal guys. He played with the team last summer, too.
For a lot of guys, 17U is when recruitment can start to spike. That’s what Small is hoping for this offseason.
“I haven’t really gotten much recruitment,” he said. “I think I’m under the radar; last year was my first year playing AAU, so I don’t feel like I started getting the proper exposure until last year.”
Small added: “I just want to pick up an offer; it can be from anywhere. And I’m just going to keep working.”