Junior combo guard P'Allen Stinnett is one of the fastest rising prospects in the country. Stinnett, 6-foot-3, 175-pounds, from Palo Verde High School is leading the city of Las Vegas in scoring and drawing the attention of several high-major schools. In fact, Stinnett received his first high-major offer last night.
"P'Allen received his first offer last night from Iowa State," said Stinnett's AAU coach Anthony Brown from the Las Vegas Prospects club. "Coach Tention from Arizona is coming in Friday. He has already been in once to see P'Allen. And Coach Theus from Louisville said he was coming next week some time to watch P'Allen in the playoffs."
Averaging 31 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds per game, Stinnett will lead Palo Verde against Centennial High School Friday night in a game that will determine the number one seed for the upcoming playoffs.
Rivals.com saw Stinnett play early last summer at the Tournament of Champions and was impressed with his play. Stinnett is a wiry athlete who is explosive in the open court and a very good finisher at the basket. H also seemed to by in the right spot at the right time and played the game at a faster tempo than anyone else on the court. With a solid all around skill package, strength gain is the number one priority for Stinnett to take his game to a higher level.
"He's a jumping jack," said Brown. "He's so good at attacking the basket and has a very good all around game. He just needs to get stronger."
Stinnett, who is slated to attend the adidas Superstar Camp along with playing for the Las Vegas Prospects, has one other offer from Western Illinois.
"Everybody is late on him," said Brown. "Last year was his first year to play AAU ball."