Renaldo Balkman, a 6-6, 195 pound small forward from the IMG School in Bradenton, Fla., opened some eyes this past weekend with his fine play at the Rumble in the Bronx Tournament in New York.
Balkman is extremely effective in transition, where he covers the court swiftly with long galloping strides. On top of that, he's a bouncy athlete who can also put the ball on the deck and get to the basket.
Balkman was a major factor in the Tallahassee Wildcats' ascension to the final four at this past weekend's Rumble.
He told the Insiders Report/Rivalshoops.com that he has been offered thus far by South Florida, and also has interest in Indiana, Florida State, UConn, Miami, Cincinnati, Florida, Kentucky, Central Florida and Furman.
A native of Tampa, Fla., Balkman averaged 19 points, 11 rebounds, 2.2 steals and seven blocks per game this past season at IMG.
Balkman said he has a 2.6 GPA and will take both the SAT and ACT in the fall for the first time.
His busy summer ahead will include pit stops with the Wildcats at the Nike Peach Jam, AAU Super Showcase and AAU Nationals.