The first Georgia Tech basketball 2018 recruiting target profile is for Commerce, Georgia native Drue Drinnon.
- Nationally: 234
- Point Guard: 36
- Georgia: 14
- Georgia State
- Georgia Tech
- Kansas State
- Ole Miss
- Virginia Tech
- Wake Forest
Overview and Recruitment:
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Any Georgia Tech basketball fan that has covered 2018 recruiting so far is most likely familiar with this Peach State product.
The 6-foot-0, 165-pound Drinnon hails from Commerce, Georgia and played for AAAAAAA school, Pebblebrook. Last season, Drinnon was played alongside Collin Sexton, the fourth best prospect of the 2017 recruiting class. Sexton will be playing at the University of Alabama this fall.
Drinnon, however, won’t be returning to Pebblebrook this fall as he announced on Friday that he’ll be attending “The University School”.
How that will impact his recruitment remains to be seen, but he will be closer to the Florida Gators, one school that has been recruiting the top-40 point guard. The race for a commitment from Drinnon is a highly contested one as several programs are recruiting the three-star prospect just as hard as the Yellow Jackets.
Right now, there’s not much of a feel from recruiting analysts of where Drinnon may go but Georgia is expected to be the landing spot as of right now according to 247Sports crystal ball. The Yellow Jackets should be in the running long term and this could be a recruitment that goes down to the wire.
Offensively, Drinnon has the ability to score from all ranges. He can get to the inside and beat defenders to the basket, he has the ability to pull up from mid range and he has the ability to drain the long range three. His ball handling skills are a strong part of his game and allow him to get past defenders who may be physically stronger or bigger than him. The two biggest part of Drinnon’s game that is able to be seen just off watching his tape is his basketball IQ and his ability to be clutch. Defensively, Drinnon uses his same fast twitch abilities to create turnovers and create fast breaks.
Defensively, Drinnon uses his same fast twitch abilities to create turnovers and create fast breaks. Not a lazy player by any means, he looks to go the extra mile to make a play when needed on both sides of the ball.
Overall, it’s hard to say why Drinnon may not be as highly ranked as other recruits but he certainly has the talent and skill level to be just as good at the next level. At the next level, he is a player who can have an offense built around him thanks to his solid combination of shooting and passing abilities.