He’s the top shooting guard prospect in the country and didn’t even play high school ball last year.
Sit back, relax, and let The Fizz break down Tony Wroten for you.
Wroten was declared ineligible to attend the high school he had been going to during his sophomore year following a district investigation into where he actually lived.
Turns out the district says he was living somewhere else and getting dropped off in the morning.
As a kid with big-time college potential and possibly pro aspirations, you might too if Brandon Roy had gone to your high school.
So now Wroten’s on the summer circuit and already has offers on the table, even though he says he won’t start thinking about college until the end of his junior year.
Washington (or the U-Dub as its known locally) and Louisville are the two schools to offer.
However Syracuse is in the mix as well, alongside some other programs like Memphis and North Carolina which don’t coach, er, restrict their guards very much.
He’s 6’5″ 180 pounds and can shoot, dish and apparently handle the point with ease too.
Oh and if you missed it while picking your jaw off the floor, he’s a lefty too.
What makes things even more intriguing is his athletic background.
“Hailing from one of Seattle’s most accomplished athletic families. Tony Wroten, Sr. was a star tight-end for the (Univ. of Washington) Huskies, his Mom Shirley was a track star there. His Aunt, Joyce Walker, was a Harlem Globetrotter and his cousins include (Knicks guard Nate) Robinson and former Oregon State hoopster Jimmie Haywood.”
Forget a family tree. Wroten’s got a family National Park. The battle for Wroten will involve two things:
1) Can any coach pry him away from trying to follow in the footsteps of former UW stars like Roy and Robinson?
2) Can anyone out-cheat Tim Floyd to get Wroten when Floyd resurfaces at another school in a few months?
So far, The Fizz really, really likes this ki