Hogg shines at Elite 14 camp
Already one of the top 50 players in the class of 2015, four-star small forward D.J. Hogg doesn't look like a guy who is satisfied.
The 6-foot-7 swingman at Plano (Texas) West has taken his game up a few notches since the summer ended and he looks primed for a huge junior season.
He's certainly been in the gym putting in work.
"Playing against the top people at the EYBL last summer, everybody was stronger than me," Hogg told Rivals.com. "So I've been trying to get strong because I know I'll need it in college."
Well known for his ability to shoot from deep, Hogg hasn't just been getting stronger. He is a much more accomplished ball handler and complete player on both ends of the floor.
"Getting to the rim, I'm getting better at that," said Hogg when asked where he's improved the most. "My mid range is better and I'm working on my defense a lot."
So far this Fall Hogg has had programs like SMU, Texas A&M, Texas, TCU, Houston, Iowa, UCLA, Ohio State and Baylor stop through.
Hogg took a recent trip to Waco where Scott Drew clarified the status of a scholarship offer from the Bears.
"I didn't know if they had offered so I had to ask him," said Hogg. "He said that yes he had offered. I like Baylor and they are recruiting me real well."
So far, though, Hogg says that he has no favorites. He is focused on his upcoming junior season but when he does make a decision there are a few classmates he could see himself joining on the next level.
"I think I'm going to wait a little," said Hogg. "I plan to go with a few teammates if possible as a package deal. Maybe guys like Tyler Davis, Mickey Mitchell or Elijah Thomas if it works out."