After winning the Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament and being named the tourney's Most Valuable Player, James Florence is hoping his recruitment continues to bring more options at his disposal.
The 6-foot-1, 175-pound guard from Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga., scored a career high 33 points in the championship game of the M.A.I.T. against a solid Niagara Falls team.
An athletic scorer, Florence shines in Wheeler's up-tempo, end-to-end style of play. He can turn on his point guard skills when need but also keep the scorekeeper busy.
"I've been up and down this year," Florence said. "But one of the good things about this team is I don't have to score all the time. We all lean on each other. Coach wants me and the other guards to get the tempo going so we can get up and down and get into transition or get J.J. (Hickson, a top junior big man) the ball."
Much like Sharaud Curry, his teammate from last season now a freshman at Providence, Florence is waiting until after the season to make a decision.
Florence said High Point recently offered while Purdue, James Madison, Boston University, Tennessee, and Jacksonville have all inquired in the last couple of weeks. Mercer, Tulane and Wofford are his other offers.
"I want to wait it out," Florence said. "I want to take as many visits as I can but if I'm blown away by someone, there is no need to push it back."
Wheeler begins it's postseason play this weekend.