Take one look at Lance Storrs, a chiseled 6-foot-5, 205-pound wing from Columbia High School, Decatur, Ga., and you’ll see a player that has a body that some college kids envy. One thing though, Storrs is only in the high school class of 2007.
As a freshman, Storrs averaged 10 points, six rebounds and three assists on a team with two Duquesne signees, DeVario Hudson and Brian Kelly. The team advanced to the 4A Elite Eight last year and with the two forwards now playing in Division I, Storrs is being looked upon to lead the young team back the playoffs once again this year.
“It’s kind of up and down right now but I don’t really feel the pressure of being the next Brian or DeVario,” Storrs said. “I just try to attack and play my game but, no, I don’t really have any kind of pressures. I just want to do good.”
A back injury has slowed his start this season but when he gets back to full strength, he’s hoping his explosive first step and ability to pull up from three will also be at the top of his game.
“I need to bounce back from this and help my team get to where we need to be,” Storrs said. “I’m just not as strong as I can be right now because of my back.”
With the versatility to play all five spots at the high school level and strong play during the summer, Storrs has caught the eye of some of the top programs in the South.
So far, Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia and Louisville and according to Storrs’ AAU coach and stepfather Harold Thompson, Clemson is the early front-runner.
Once he’s healthy, he’ll likely be one of the top prospects in the Peach State in 2007.