Salpointe Catholic High School's talented 6-foot-5 rising junior wing prospect Majok Deng is among the top prospects in America's 2019 class, and is an elite prospect in the West. Deng has generated loads of recruiting interest for himself early in the recruiting process. I caught up with Deng this week and went over his list of schools.
Recently, Deng received another big division-I offer from Stanford University - a tremendous accomplishment for this young man. Stanford was the 11th offer for Deng. He advised me this week that he also has offers on the table from the University of Arizona, Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Cal, Vanderbilt, Utah, New Mexico, Portland, Grand Canyon and San Francisco.
Many more schools look to be in the hunt for Deng, so many more offers could be on the horizon over the next year.
Deng missed playing much of the spring, as a result of tendinitis in his knees, but he looks prepared to have a big July for himself. Last spring and summer, Deng led his club program, Powerhouse Hoops Black U15, to an amazing 27-1 overall record during the club season, and a 15U tournament championship at the West Coast Elite Spring Classic in Las Vegas. Deng will compete this summer for Powerhouse Hoops U16 squad.
Deng is a sure-fire talent for the future with an amazing motor. I look forward to watching him play this July, and also in this year's Southwest Showcase (July 1 -2) @ The Kroc Center in Phoenix.
Deng has a bright future ahead of himself. I will continue to follow his recruitment closely, and bring you any recruiting updates as they continue to develop.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Deng is a special young talent in the state, and has a unique ability to play the game - possessing a high motor that allows him to outplay his competition consistently. Deng is a high-major athlete with a serious motor on both ends of the floor. He is very active on both ends of the court and plays with excellent confidence - his best attributes as a player. Deng is a very good slasher and open court player, and is difficult for opposing defenders to keep off the glass. He is a mis-match for defenders at this point in his young career, as he is able to play inside and out. Deng is also a very good shooter with range on his shot, but likes to operate from mid-range where he is able to go around defenders and make plays around the paint. He is fundamentally sound and is a very good ball handler and passer. An excellent teammate, as he plays with reckless abandon and is a winner. Deng is also a lock-down defender - his best attribute as a player. He has a bright future ahead of him and will be an asset to any program that he plays for in the future.