Three-star combo guard Tony Neysmith, out the class of 2007, is receiving interest from a number of high major schools. This weekend Neysmith, 6-foot-5, 190-pounds from Maudlin (S.C.) High School will spend some time on the campus of one of one of the ACC’s top programs.
“Tony is hearing from South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Florida State, Clemson, Alabama, Georgia, Auburn, Colorado, Northwestern and Purdue,” said Neysmith’s father and AAU coach Tony Neysmith of the Georgia Stars. “He’d also like to hear from North Carolina and Kentucky. Those are two schools he really likes.”
Neysmith, who averaged 10 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds per game as a freshman, will visit Georgia Tech this weekend.
“Georgia Tech invited Tony to come to their campus on the 20th for their Underclassman Day,” said Neysmith. “They have invited the top sophomores in the country.”
One of the more notable qualities of Neysmith’s game is his ability to hit the midrange jumper, an attribute which his becoming a hallmark of the top Georgia Stars’ guards.
“Tony is a very good midrange shooter,” said Neysmith. “He does a good job getting in the lane and pulling up, but he needs to get more consistent from behind the arc. His other strengths are decision making and getting his teammates involved.
Becoming stronger and playing with consistent athleticism are the primary focus of the long, young guard.
“Tony needs to continue to get stronger, which he has been,” said Neysmith. “He continues to work hard. He also needs to be an athlete all the time. He’s working on displaying athleticism all the time.”