Pena names leader

Dago Pena is just looking forward to playing basketball again. After transferring to Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Fla., last year, the 6-foot-6, 200-pound small forward was forced to sit out because of transfer rules. Pena, a three-star prospect, is ready to get back out on the court, and has seen one school in particular move to the top of his list.
"Miami-FL, Kansas State, SMU, Pittsburgh, Western Michigan and Ole Miss are some of the schools recruiting me," said Pena. "Miami-FL has offered me a scholarship and they are my leader. That is the only offer that I have so far. I hope that other schools start to offer once they see me play this year.
"I have been to Miami-FL for a football game," he added. "I have also seen the gym and things like that. They are definitely my leader right now and I am very high on them."
While the Hurricanes are certainly the team to beat for Pena, that's not his only focus at this time. After missing the entire season last year due to transfer rules, the 6-foot-6, 200-pound small forward is ready to get back out on the court.
Having played in two preseason games, Pena is looking forward to the start of the regular season.
"This is my first year playing for Charlotte," said Pena. "I was at the school last year, but I had to miss the year because I arrived at school too late. I have already played in two preseason games and loved it. I am ready for the season to start.
"I feel that my natural position is the shooting guard position, but I will play the small forward position as well," he added. "I will play the two and three in college, but my favorite position is the shooting guard."