Hunter Dickinson is expected to be one of the biggest recruiting targets in the class of 2020… literally.
The 7-foot-2 center is a five-star player from prestigious DeMatha Catholic in Maryland. His recruitment hasn’t hit a fever pitch quite yet, but expect that to come soon.
Dickinson is ranked No. 19 overall by 247Sports‘ composite rankings. He’s the No. 4 center, and top player in Maryland.
So far, he’s been to Indiana powers Notre Dame and Purdue. There are plenty of other schools knocking on his door, though.
According to Prep Circuit, powers like Kentucky, North Carolina, and Syracuse are among the programs looking for Hunter Dickinson to visit.
From the report:
“Oregon, Louisville, Florida State, Maryland, and Syracuse have said that they want me to do official visits with them,” said Dickinson. “Kentucky has said that they want me to do an unofficial visit with them as well as North Carolina.”
A list cut shouldn’t be coming from Dickinson until after this high school season.
“I was probably going to wait till after the high school season around the first live period to cut down my list,” he said. “I’ll then plan on making a decision before next high school basketball season.”
At 7-foot-1 or 7-foot-2, depending on where you look, Dickinson’s size is the lede in any report about him. He models his game after the skilled bigs of the NBA though.
“Some of the guys I look at are DeMarcus Cousins and Joel Embiid,” he said. “I like watching them because they are big men, but they are also good enough on the perimeter without being a liability. They have a presence down low, but they are also good enough to guard the wings in the NBA. Just like them, I want to be able to have a presence down low on both ends, but also be able to be effective on the wing.”
For the modern pro game, at the very least, the ability to be some kind of threat from the outside is getting more and more important, even for the biggest players on the court.