The city of Houston has firmly established itself as a prime location for high level high school hoops talent. One of the city's next stars, Justise Winslow has deep roots in the city.
The son of former Houston and NBA second round pick Rickie Winslow, the 6-foot-5 sophomore is building his own reputation at Houston (Texas) St. Johns.
"I think my strength is going to the basket and making things happen," Winslow told Rivals.com. "I'm trying to work on my ball handling a bit."
During the summer with Houston Select, Winslow was a dominant performer. He showed big time ability attacking the baseline and has already drawn interest from several major programs.
Among those who have already been in are Texas, Oklahoma, Baylor, Arizona, Houston, Nebraska, Harvard, Michigan and Florida.
"It's cool," said the number five overall player in the class of 2014 about the attention. "I'm trying not to get used to it but I like it that there's so much interest from coaches.
Of course, being a Houston kid who is the son of one of the town's best, there's also some pressure to stay home at Houston like more and more homegrown talent has been doing of late.
"My dad doesn't push me with anything about staying home but I've seen the other guys staying home," said Winslow. "Houston is definitely going to be one of my final options, but that's a long way away."
Since he's only a sophomore, there's really not much reason for Winslow to be worrying much about his decision. About all he knows is that it's still a bit off and he's doing his best to stay open.
"We are looking at all the options right now," said Winslow. "I don't think I'll worry much about a decision until fall of my senior year."