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A Legion of interest in Michigan guard

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It's no secret that the class of 2006 is loaded. Especially in the big man department. The class of 2007 is not a slouch class either, especially in the guard department. Case in point: Alex Legion, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound shooting guard from Detroit (Mich.) Country Day High School. The sophomore was one of the highlights of the Real Deal on the Hill with his electric play with the Michigan Hurricanes.
This class of 2007 prospect was outstanding from game to game at the loaded tournament in Arkansas. He scored 32 points against a loaded EBO team out of California. He can score in a variety of ways and goes about his business in a workmanlike effort.
In fact, he looked like a guy that's been playing against the best of the best for years. It's easy to forget that he's only 15 years old.
"It doesn't matter how old you are," Legion says. "If you can play, you can play with anyone."
He does do that very well. Playing alongside Tory Jackson, one of the top guards in the class of 2006, and Dar Tucker, another talented 2007 guard has helped Legion take his game to another level.
"I think it makes my game better playing against a higher competition, he said. "The line is drawn a little higher. Playing with those guys makes your job easier and it allows you to do what you do best."
Legion, the No. 24 ranked player in the class of 2007, feels like he should climb up the rankings after playing as well as he's been playing.
"I'm ranked nationally but not as I think I could be so I wanted to come to (the Real Deal on the Hill) and it would be good asset in terms of that but I know you just have to play your game no matter what."
Part of the justification of his talent level is looking at his scholarship offer list. So far, he says Michigan, Michigan State and UCLA have all offered. Legion says all of the Big Ten schools are looking at him and Legion told Rivals.com's Jerry Meyer that he is also hearing from North Carolina, Kansas and Connecticut.
Recruiting, however, is not a priority for the youngster.
"I'm not really focused on recruiting right now," Legion said. "I'm more concerned with getting better and improving."
Scary to think just how good he is with more improvement.
Legion will be back in action this weekend at the Kingwood Classic.
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