As a 5-foot-10, 175-pound point guard from Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery, Ala., Courtney Fortson is trying to prove his worth over the summer. He played well in the spring and is looking forward to playing in front of the college coaches in July.
Presently Tennessee, Florida, Memphis, Cincinnati and Arkansas Little-Rock are recruiting Fortson, but he is definitely open to more schools getting into the act.
"No one has offered yet, but all the coaches have called my AAU coach and said they are going to watch me in July," said Fortson. "I definitely want to go to a high-major school, especially one that plays my style, which is up tempo.
"I've been playing well this summer and am definitely looking forward to playing in front of the coaches in July."
A quick lefthander, Fortson averaged19 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists per game during his junior campaign for his 32-2 high school team.
Aware that it will be tougher to finish at the basket on the next level, Fortson is concentrating on developing his mid-range game.
"I'm working hard on my pull up jumper," he said. "I also want to get my right handed floater to a higher level."
Fortson's AAU coach Norm Williams of the Southeast Elite feels his point guard has already proved his worth as a high-major prospect.
"I most definitely think that Courtney is a high-major point guard," said Williams. "He has outplayed some of the best players in the country at his position.
"He is a great defender and ball handler and finishes well with either hand around the basket. He has a great pull up jumper and shoots it well from outside although he does need to get a little more consistent."