The Southern Stampede are off to their best start since joining the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League three years ago, currently sitting at 5-3 after the first two sessions. A big part of their success has been the play of their lead guard, Ty Hudson.
Coming off a high school season where he led his team to the state semifinals putting up big numbers along with the way, Hudson is averaging 15 points per game in EYBL play. It's not just the scoring that has impressed scouts and college coaches alike; he's really developed into a better point guard, which has led to his recruitment taking off.
"I've been talking to VCU, La Salle, Xavier, Clemson, Auburn, Houston, Kansas State and Western Kentucky lately," Hudson said. "They have all offered except Auburn, VCU and La Salle. They all call me pretty regularly, though."
Hudson will be heading up into ACC country early next week as he plans to see what the Clemson Tigers have to offer.
"I'll be at Clemson on Monday with my mom. I like Clemson a lot, to tell you the truth. I talk to their coaches like twice per week. They tell me how the academics would be and how they need a point guard in the 2015 class."
Kansas State's staff spends a lot of time recruiting Georgia. They have made Hudson a priority at the point guard position.
"I like Kansas State a lot too. I didn't watch them as much this year, but I do like their style of play. I really like their coaches too. Coach [Chester] Frazier is cool. He's young and I can relate to him."
A familiar face on the Houston staff has helped the Cougars get Hudson's attention. It doesn't hurt to have a former NBA assistant coach in head coach Kelvin Sampson leading the charge either.
"I talk to [assistant] coach [Kellen] Sampson a lot. I have a good relationship with him because he started recruiting me at Appalachian State. They have a former NBA coach, so that's plus for them, and they are in a big city."
Shaka Smart and company have yet to offer the Georgia native, but an offer from the Rams would be a big deal for Hudson.
"VCU has been coming hard lately. I actually just got off the phone with Coach [Jeremy] Ballard. It would mean a lot if they offered. Me and my mom put together a list of schools that I would be interested a while back and they were on that list. They play my style of basketball. They have my major and it's not too far from home."
Hudson remains open to all schools at the moment. He wants to see what happens during the July recruiting periods before making any cuts or a commitment.
"I'm still open right now. I'll probably sit down with my mom and my coach and we'll trim down my list at the end of the summer. I'll commit whenever it feels right. I'm big on relationships, so my relationship with the coaches at each school will be important."
Dan McDonald is a contributing national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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