Posted On: 08/11/18 11:32 AM
It’s been a big offseason for 6-foot-3 shooting guard London Riley.
The Discovery rising junior has continued to solidify himself as one of the state’s best 2020 prospects, and has been working hard to make his case.
“I feel like I shoot the ball really well, better than most people in my opinion. I feel like a have a nice variety of shots, like pull-up, spot-up 3s, one-dribble pull,” said Riley. “I like to bring energy to the floor and talk a lot. And my defense has improved. I’m pretty active on the defensive end.”
Riley spent his offseason playing with AC Georgia, they played up in 17U divisions all spring and summer.
“My role on that team was to be a leader as one of the best players. And I needed to bring offense to the game,” said Riley, who said playing up a grade level had its benefits.
“It helped me a lot to be more aggressive and play smarter. We were playing up, it seemed like everyone was playing harder, they wanted it more, because they knew it was their last chance to get scholarships. We had to play hard every single game to compete. I felt like that was good.”
Last season with Discovery, Riley played a big role with the team. He’ll again have that role this season as a junior, but with some added leadership responsibilities.
“My role as a sophomore was really to be a scorer. I brought a lot of offense. And my role this year as a junior, I’m not an underclassmen anymore, so I’ll need to be more of a leader now; bring everybody together and make sure everything is good,” said Riley.
Over the course of his spring and summer, Riley has picked up interest from D1 programs North Florida, Longwood, Tennessee State and Mercer
“They’ve all been there, they’ve been calling or texting my coaches,” said Riley, who’s out to prove he’s one of Georgia’s best guards.
“In my opinion I feel like I’m underrated, and I think I showed that this summer. So, I feel like in the next couple of months, hopefully my recruitment will pick up more, now that coaches know what I can do.”