With the new Rivals150 rankings released on Tuesday, there are several new names on the list. One of those is Florida wing Alonzo Gee out of Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer High School. The 6-foot-6, 205-pound athlete checks in as the No. 38 ranked player in the nation. He has an impressive list of scholarship offers that justifies his high honors.
After blowing up at the adidas Superstar camp in Atlanta in July, Gee has seen his recruitment grow to an all-time high. He says the shoe camp was his best event and best showing of what his game is all about.
“At adidas, I think I did real good there,” Gee said. “I showed that my shooting was good and that I can get to the basket really strong.”
Since his showing in the Peach State, the rising senior played well in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Unlike many tourists that visits to the two western towns, Gee didn’t come home with souvenirs. He came home with scholarship offers.
“Before the summer, I just had Charlotte. They were the only school that knew about me,” Gee said. “Now Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Maryland, UCLA and LSU have offered me.”
Gee began the summer as a must-watch prospect and finished as a four-star recruit. He admits being ranked is an honor but it isn’t something he pays much attention to. His thoughts are focused on where he can make the most impact as a college freshman.
“I’m looking for a school were I can play right away and the style of play is important, too,” Gee said. “But most of all, it’s the environment. You gotta like the coach, man. That is what it’s all about.”
Even with the national attention and free educations on the table, Gee said he is in no hurry to make a decision or any visits -- officially or unofficially. He said he will take the first SAT test available and then go from there. According to sources close to Gee, coaches are trying to get an early commitment but Gee said that won’t happen any time soon.
“I don’t have a top school,” Gee said. “It’s open. I just can say one school stands out.”