It was easy to miss 6-8 1/2 sophomore forward Sylvester Seay last summer with Elvert Perry's Inland program, but we suspect that's about to change in the coming months.
Playing with excellent guards and wing players, Seay was not a primary option for Perry's program, which featured Colorado signee Antoine McGee and Texas A&M bound Antoine Wright.
So a lot of times, people saw a Seay who didn't get much done. And while the same could be said of Seay on Sunday at the NEPSAC Class C Final (where he scored just five points), there's little doubt that he has a very bright future at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass., and beyond.
While it's still very early on in the recruiting process, Seay said he likes both Iowa and Texas A&M. Of course, Wright, his teammate at Lawrence and another California native, will be an Aggie in the fall.
Seay has a nice frame and good mobility. With Wright and point guard Alvin Reed moving on next year, Seay will have the opportunity to make Lawrence Academy his team next year.
Seay said he averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocks per game this season for the Spartans. And while Lawrence might not face the caliber of competition that's in the NEPSAC Class A, it still plays a challenging diet of prep schools each year.
Seay repeated his freshman year in high school upon arriving at Lawrence in the fall of 2000.
He said he plans to attend the ABCD Camp in July and suit up again for Perry's Inland squad, which plays on the adidas sneaker circuit.
Seay said he is wide open on colleges, and it's certain that many more schools will take a look at him in the next two years.