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Posted On: 09/23/18 10:19 AM
When you spend the summer playing with one of the nation’s best grassroots teams, you’re bound to come out of it a better player.
For 6-foot point guard Caden Flowers, playing with Team Lillard 15U was an experience of a lifetime, and he’s ready to breakout this season as a sophomore with Capital Christian.
We caught up with the talented point guard recently, and he explained what it is that makes him such a dynamic young prospect.
“I definitely bring a lot of energy to the court, I love talking on defense, offense, like a point guard does. My big-man, if they’re running with me on the fast-break, I make sure I get him the ball; I’m not really selfish at all. I love playing defense too,” said Flowers.
“I’m a true point guard, Chris Paul kind of stuff; that’s who I look up to.”
With Team Lillard, Flowers says it was the closeness of the group that made that team so successful.
“Our team chemistry was amazing. We all knew our role on the team,” said Lillard. “It was a great experience, we were more than just friends, we became brothers on and off the court.”
And now, with his sophomore season just two months away at Capital Christian. He’s looking to take his JV experience from a season ago and his Team Lillard experience, to show that he’s a much-improved player.
“I’ve just been working out all summer, we work out everyday now, and we have a great program. So, I’m going to to try and make an impact with the team and help us win state championship; that kind of thing,” said Flowers.
Still very young, the recruitment still has plenty of time to happen. But there is some early intrigue surrounding the point guard,
“I’ve talked to a few schools, UC Irvine, Colorado State are a couple. And I have a few schools emailing me academically, I’m pretty good academically,” Flowers said.
“We have coaches that come to our practice from time to time. So, even though I don’t have any offers right now, I’m going to get one this year.”