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Jonesboro sophomore consistent on the court
2018 guard Desi Sills is a promising prospect.
LAS VEGAS Arkansas Hawks 15-under guard Desi Sills continued to impress at the Adidas Uprising Summer Championship in Las Vegas last week.
Sills, 6-0, 160 of Jonesboro was one of the more consistent members of the Hawks. His 18 point performance against Atlanta based Stackhouse Elite Friday night was pretty standard for him.
“They kept on feeding it and I stayed hot,” Sills said. “So they kept on getting me the ball and I felt comfortable shooting.”
He played this past season at Jonesboro Annie Camp Junior High School. Jonesboro Coach Wes Swift is excited about him moving up to the high school level as a sophomore.
“Desi is a very talented combo guard,” said Swift in an April interview. “He shoots the three well both off the catch and off the dribble. He has go by ability both ways and can finish at the rim with both hands. His ability to see the floor and distribute appropriately has drastically improved the past six months.”
“He's a gym rat that wants to be great! We're excited about him at Jonesboro High School and expect him to come in and play big minutes right off the bat.”
Sills, who has the ability to play both guard spots, is drawing interest from Illinois, Iowa, Robert Morris, Virginia and Ohio and is hoping to see Arkansas do the same. Razorback associate head coach Melvin Watkins attended two of the Hawks’ games.
“I didn’t see him, I was just focused on the game,” Sills said. “It’s an honor to have a college coach to come watch the 15 year old Hawks play because some of the 15 kids don’t have the honor to have a college coach come watch them play.”
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