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Michigan State snags homebred forward
Last year, Zach Norvell was maybe the most talked about non varsity level player in Chicago. Not that he wasn't capable, but at Simeon High few freshman play varsity ball.
Now in his sophomore season, the 6-foot-4 southpaw is a four-star prospect and one of the top players in the state of Illinois.
His high school team needs him to run the point and that's what he's been working on.
"I've been working on point guard skills," said Norvell. "My ball handling, making open shots and as a point guard I know I need to be able to distribute and make shots.
"Knowing that we are trying to get our fifth state title I have to be a vocal part of our team.
Norvell has good size, he can play with physicality and he can knock down shots. His first two offers have come from Memphis and Bradley while others like SMU, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan State, DePaul, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Creighton and Tennessee have been involved early.
"I always wanted to be recruited highly and to be able go to college anywhere I want," said Norvell. "To see that it is starting to happen for me is great."
At this point, Norvell hasn't even begun to really think about the recruiting process. For now, he's more concerned about working on his game and has one area in particular he is focusing on.
"Shot selection," said Norvell when asked about his biggest personal focus moving forward. "Knowing when to take shots and when not to and being able to keep up the pace of the game."