The Essentials: 7-0, 260-lb center for Carmel and Spiece Indy Heat
The Schools: Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Xavier have offered scholarships. Butler, Kentucky, Ohio State and Purdue have expressed interest.
The Numbers: 8.3 ppg, 7.8 rebounds and 4.8 for Carmel, which finished 15-7.
The Quote: “I’m pretty much focused on trying to get my schoolwork done right now. I really don’t just have one college I like. I’m looking for somewhere I can develop more and get playing time. It’s pretty open right now.” – Hammons to Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianapolis Star.
The Ranking: The Hoop Scoop ranks Hammons the 94th best prospect in the 2012 class.
The Scout Says: “We’ve seen the progression for this kid over the past year and we can see the light slowly coming. The 7-footer out of Carmel (Ind.) is being more aggressive on both ends and is starting to show his potential. Offensively he has a go-to move in a right jump hook, now we’d like to see him add from there, but he already has what many young posts are missing. Defensively he contests shots and he certainly got his hands on quite a few on Sunday.” – Scout.com analyst Evan Daniels on Hammons at EYBL Los Angeles.
Filed to: A.J. Hammons