Mike Conley, Jr. knows how to win. That was one of the many compliments thrown around by college coaches last weekend after they watched the Indiana point guard. The No. 39 ranked player in the class of 2006 by Rivals.com was one of the many standouts last weekend at the Kingwood Classic. Read on for more inside the Ultimate Ticket….
Conley has helped prove the coaches right with were their observation. His Spiece Indy Heat team is one of the favorites for this weekend’s Run N Slam tournament in Fort Wayne, Ind. After making it to the finals at the Kingwood Classic, Conley knows the field will be looking to knock off his young and talented team.
“Everything is going pretty good right now for us. We are winning. You can’t complain about that,” Conley said. “Everybody wants to beat us. That bulls eye has been on our backs for a long time.”
That bulls eye might be permanent. Conley won a state championship at Lawrence North High School. He and AAU teammate Greg Oden, Rivals.com’s No. 1 player for the class of 2006, are also starters for LNHS. Getting everyone’s best game is something the young point guard is used to. The difference on the summer circuit is a deep and talented roster.
“Having these guys around me makes my job a lot easier,” Conley said. “I’ve got a 7-footer and a 6-foot-10 guy down low. They control the game so well both offensively and defensively. Then you look at Daequan Cook (No. 17 in 2006) and the rest of our team. Yeah, my job looks pretty easy, doesn’t it?”
Like the Kingwood, Conley and Co. have a heavy schedule once again as they face off against Seattle Rotary Select on Friday night and then face off against defending Spiece Run N Slam champions Philly MJC.
Conley, the son of former Olympic gold medallist Mike Conley, is listing Wake Forest, Michigan State, Indiana, Kentucky and Duke as the main schools involved in his recruitment.
Stay tuned to RivalsHoops.com for updates from the Spiece Run N Slam.