Drew Pember is the Hottest Prospect in Tennessee

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Posted On: 05/5/18 11:51 PM

BMaze Elite 17u (5-3) starter Drew Pember is screaming up the recruiting cheat sheets.

Austin Peay, Samford, and Tennessee all offered the 6-foot-9 skilled forward.  Tennessee’s offer should have established his reputation as high major.

Exiting the first week of May, Pember is receiving contact from a wide swath of basketball programs.  Division II teams are interested.  Low majors are curious.  A handful of high majors are circling in the water.

The following schools are interested:
Chattanooga
UAB
Lee University
East Tennessee State University
Furman
Belmont
Mercer
Western Carolina
Campbell
Appalachian State
Norfolk
Maryland
Lafayette
Pikeville
Florida A&M
Northern Kentucky
Presbyterian College
Davidson
Murray State
Air Force
Navy
Flagler College
Brown
Princeton
Michigan
Cornell
Bucknell
Georgia
Butler
Northwestern
Loyola (IL)
Vanderbilt
TOledo
Holy Cross

No, you did not just finish reading a College News and World Report listing of all schools.  Each of the aforementioned schools called or reached out in some capacity to Drew, his coach, or his family.

Why?

Two things tend to make a spring prospect blisteringly hot.  First, the player crept up on college coaches by either recently growing greatly in skill or size.  Secondly, the player’s potential is fuzzy, perhaps hovering between two tiers.

Bearden junior Drew Pember fits in both columns.

Judging purely by the schools of interest, Drew Pember recruiters wonder if Pember will elevate in to the HM stratosphere.

Why else would Bucknell, Mercer, Furman, Presbyterian spend their time and resources recruiting him?  Because they don’t know how high Pember’s stock will climb.

While Pember is still early in the expanding his options stage, few college prospects pick DII schools over high majors like Tennessee, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Maryland, or Michigan.

BMaze Elite won five of their eight games on the Under Armour Association circuit.  With continued success Drew Pember and teammates will play in Las Vegas in July.  More coach eyes will assuredly bring more interest and ideally more college offers.

Keep tuned to @PrepHoopsTN for all the latest on Drew Pember’s college recruitment.