In the class of 2013, few prospects have been hotter with college coaches over the past few months than Allerik Freeman.
The 6-foot-4 guard from Charlotte (N.C.) Olympic has been outstanding in the Nike EYBL with Nike Team Florida. Additionally, he was dominant at the Nike Elite 100 for underclassmen and held his own at the NBPA Top 100 Camp.
Currently ranked No. 44 nationally in the class of 2013, Freeman attributes his success to playing with a little more urgency.
"I don't know, I can't really put my finger on it for sure," Freeman told Rivals.com of his recent explosion. "I'd probably say that I'm starting to push the ball more and it's opening things up for me. My coach used to always get on me to push the ball and use my size and speed. I'm finally doing that and it's making me more successful."
A shot maker with size and strength, Freeman exhibits a high skill level on the offensive end. Deft at creating for himself and others off of the dribble, some see him as a guy who can play some point.
The truth is, Freeman doesn't care where a coach puts him on the floor.
"I see myself as a playmaker," said the four-star prospect. "It doesn't matter what position you put me at. I just want to play basketball and go make a play. It doesn't matter if I'm a one, two or three."
Over the past couple of months, Freeman has been racking up offers at an impressive pace. Among those who have offered are Baylor, Florida, Georgetown, Miami, N.C. State, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, UNLV, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Xavier.
Freeman would like to believe that those offers are a result of what coaches have seen from him in person and not just what they've read about him.
"The coaches that are offering have seen me play my freshman or sophomore year or in an open gym," said Freeman. "We had a ton of coaches come in the last period and had like 26 coaches from low to high majors come in. They are probably basing the offers off of that."
Freeman said he has no favorites and hasn't even thought about chopping down his list. He's looking into visiting Syracuse and N.C. State in August but doesn't have any firm dates.
For now, he's just looking to extend his roll into July when he hits camps like the LeBron James Skills Academy and plays tournaments with Nike Team Florida.
"I'm just thinking about playing basketball," said Freeman. "I'm focusing on just being solid, just doing the things that help my team win. That's my mind set. I'm not trying to go out there and jack up a bunch of shots and show out."