Each June, the Pangos All-American Camp seems to see a relatively unheralded player emerge from off of the radar. Through the first few days of camp, Alex Caruso looks to be making the most of his opportunity in front of a throng of assembled media and scouts.
A 6-foot-4 combo guard from College Station (Texas) Consolidated, Caruso feels like he's making a good impression.
"I'm having fun out there," Caruso told Rivals.com. "I feel like I'm doing pretty well."
A slender and rangy guard who can create off the dribble, Caruso has done his damage in a variety of ways. He's scored off of floaters, hit deep jumpers and gotten out in transition for soaring jams off of one foot.
So far, though, college coaches have been a little slower to come along as he's only drawn offers Sam Houston State and Richmond, while Colorado, Boston College, Richmond, Arizona State and Texas A&M have show interest.
Speaking of A&M, Caruso's father Mike is the Aggies associate athletic director and Caruso says that it has had some impact on the way other programs have recruited him.
"They tend to think I'm leaning towards A&M," said Caruso of other coaches. "But, I'm pretty wide open in the process and want people to recruit me."
Those who are recruiting Caruso see him as a versatile guy.
"Coaches like the passing ability and the versatility that I have," said Caruso. "They say that they want to try and play me at the one and can see me fitting in a Princeton style offense. I don't really have a preference of where I play, I just want to win."
Caruso will be very busy the rest of the summer with his grassroots team the Texas D-1 Ambassadors and says that he's in no rush to make a decision. And, he stresses that he's not a done deal to Texas A&M.
"Probably the coaches and the style of play will be most important," finished Caruso. "Location isn't that big a deal at all. I travel all the time with my AAU team so that's not a problem. I'm just looking for somewhere that I have a chance to play and where we can win.