Tabbs sees stock rise among Big Ten programs
WEST BERLIN, NJ – Kicking off his final season on the travel circuit, Wynston Tabbs has something to prove with his new Team Takeover squad. The 6-foot-3 rising senior got the start off the ball at The Scrimmage, a one-day kick-off event, and scored in a variety of ways, making his case as a breakout candidate heading into the open evaluation periods the next two weekends.
Sporting a solid, well put together frame and a three-level scoring package, Tabbs is someone who can efficiently score.
Tabbs visited Rutgers on Saturday and received an offer from the Scarlet Knights; look for Tabbs' offer list to continue to expand in the coming months.
IN HIS OWN WORDS
Tabbs’ stock is ready to soar. He's at his best in a scoring role but is also capable of being used on the basketball as a playmaker.
“Rutgers just offered me today; Penn State, St. Joseph’s, La Salle, Towson and St. Louis (have also offered),” Tabbs said.
Tabbs broke down some of the contenders.
Rutgers (on the visit): “It was great. I loved the campus. It was quick since I had to come in but I loved the campus. Coach (Steve Pikiell) is very energetic and he told me what he wanted me to do if I were to come in.”
Penn State: “They are on me a lot; I like that. Coach (Pat) Chambers is a cool guy. He told me where I would fit in if Tone Carr was still there. I would still play the same role that I am playing with Team Takeover.”
St. Joe’s and La Salle: “I got to visit both. They are about 10 minutes away from each other. They both do a good job with their guards; that’s what I like about them.”
Don't expect Tabbs to commit in the foreseeable future; the well-rounded scorer is still in the information-gathering stage.
However, he does have a timeline in mind.
“I probably will make my decision a month or two after the AAU season," Tabbs said. "I will sit down with my parents and (mentor) Stanley (Hodge) and just talk to them about it."
Tabbs plays with an edge, can consistently make shots from every spot on the floor and is improving as a playmaker. Expect his name to pop up in the updated 2018 Rivals Top-150 rankings. He should land many more offers this spring.