Daon Merritt, a 5-9, 175-pound well-built point guard from St. Raymond's High School in the Bronx, is built like a fireplug but is as quick as any guard in the country. This makes for a neat combination for his individual offensive game.
Merritt played last weekend at the TOC and did a solid job in directing the New York Ravens. He scored when he had to and he also led his team in assists.
Merritt is a junior who has attracted the interest of some major college programs. Merritt, who averaged 16 points and nine assists for coach Gary DeCesare this past season, has expressed interest in Louisville, Georgetown, UConn, and Pittsburgh.
Merritt told RivalsHoops.com that there is a possibility that he will take some unofficial visits this spring. As of this story, no visits have been set up.
Merritt, a native of Jamaica, Queens, is a stocky lead guard who is quick to the hole. He excels in the transition game. Daon is adept at breaking down defenders and getting into the paint for close-range pull-ups.
Daon played an integral role in the New York Ravens Championship run at the Providence Slam Fest earlier this month. He is expected to suit up for the Ravens the rest of the spring and summer. Merritt will also participate in the ABCD camp this summer.