Out in Las Vegas, three-star 2006 prospect P’Allen Stinnett is tearing it up for Palo Verde High School to the tune of 30 points per game. The 6-foot-3, 170-pound combo guard is also averaging 6 rebounds per game. A diverse group of schools from around the country are showing interest in Stinnett.
"I’m getting interest from Iowa State, BYU, UCLA, Pacific, Western Illinois, Yale, San Diego and San Diego State,” said Stinnett. “I’m still wide open. I plan to wait until this summer until I start narrowing things down."
When Stinnett does begin the narrowing process, location will not be a factor. Being able to contribute early will be the number one factor, however.
"I’m looking for a school that I can come in and play early,” he said. “I’m not to worried about location. I just want to be on the floor."
Rivals.com caught Stinnett in action this past spring at the Tournament of Champions. He is a long and bouncy guard who needs to gain weight, but he has a very quick burst of speed when attacking the basket. Once he gets to the basket, his body control and jumping ability allow him to make tough finishes. A streaky shooter, Stinnett will only get better offensively and defensively as he gets stronger.
"I need to continue to improve on my defense,” he said. “I have picked it up this year. I also need to get more consistent with my jumper.
"I think my greatest strength is my ability to get to the basket and get my teammates involved."