An injury has sidelined four-star junior prospect Orane Chin for the last three weeks but the time away from the hardwood isn't keeping coaches away from the 6-foot-7, 205-pound forward from Dr. Krop High School in Miami, Fla.
Chin, the No. 53 ranked player in the class of 2007, is the leading scorer for Dr. Krop, one of the top teams in Florida, at 17.4 points a game. However, due to a knee injury, Chin was the team's leading cheerleader until this weekend.
Without Chin, Dr. Krop defeated Miami Norland on Saturday and received even better news over the weekend when the team learned that Chin was cleared to play.
Dr. Krop head coach Shaky Rodriguez says Chin is still 50 percent away from full strength but the junior will give the team spot duty. His scoring and 7.7 rebounds per game will certainly help the team's quest for a state title.
"He simply scores with ease," Rodriguez said. "Orane could score 30 a game if he wanted but he's a good team player. We have four players averaging double figures so he knows he doesn't have to force things as an individual player. He's a good talent at 6-6. He's athletic, can pass it, shoot it and just really versatile."
The athletic forward is having a big junior season and the big schools are starting to show their interest this season. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Tennessee and others are amongst his suitors.
"Everybody writes him," Rodriguez said. "Basically everybody in the ACC and SEC has shown an interest in some form or another."