With nearly 250 players at the adidas Superstar camp in Atlanta, Ga., it’s easy to find good college prospects. That’s what David Potter, a 6-foot-5, 170-pound shooting guard from Washington D.C. is hoping recruiters see in him. The rising junior had a strong first night without the coaches on the sidelines. Don’t be surprised if he continues that throughout the weekend.
Potter was the top scorer on a team that had high-major players like Ricky Sanchez, Alex Stepeheson and Derrick Jaspers in a disappointing loss in the first night in action. Potter had 13 points and six rebounds while only turning the ball over once. He scored with a mid-range jumper, driving lay ups and two three-point plays. And that’s exactly what he wanted to do.
“I think I’m going to open some eyes here,” Potter said. “I want to make use of my time here and make a name for myself. People have seen me play but I don’t know if they’d had a chance to see a lot of me because I’m a younger player. Hopefully I can do well here by not playing selfish but also showing my strengths.”
The Washington D.C. native honed his skills at the IMG Academy in Pendleton, Fla., where he’ll return for his junior season. Potter also plays for D.C. Assault on the AAU circuit. A number of schools have found their way into his good graces already.
“Maryland, Florida, Georgetown and Clemson are pretty much my core schools right now,” Potter said.
There are no immediate plans to visit any schools, he does have one on the horizon.
“I might take an unofficial visit to Pitt in August but I need to talk to my mother first before making any kind of plans,” Potter said.
Rivals.com will be at the adidas camp for the remainder of the week as well as coverage from the Nike All-American camp in Indiana and the ABCD camp in New Jersey.