Salpointe Catholic High School's 6-foot-6, 205-pound senior forward Talbott Denny was among the top unsigned senior prospects in the state, especially after a terrific spring performance for himself. Denny helped himself this spring more than any other Arizona unsigned senior prospect with strong performances on the club circuit.
After strong performances on this year's spring circuit with his Tucson Pump N' Run club team, Denny generated heavy recruiting interest for himself from many division-I programs across the country. As a result, Denny received several scholarship offers from smaller programs, and also division-I offers from Lipscomb University and Houtson Baptist University. He also received strong interest from Cal-State Northridge and Colgate.
After taking an official visit to Lipscomb University, Denny has decided to sign a national letter of intent with the program and head coach Scott Sanderson and his staff.
"Well the coaches were great," said Denny. "Nashville is an awesome town. They have engineering and said they would work with me and my schedule, some family lives there, and I feel like I have a good chance of playing pretty early. Overall, just a comfortable place for me where I feel I can be successful."
Denny is coming off a very good senior campaign, where he turned in his biggest and best season of his high school career - leading Salpointe to a 24-8 overall record on the season, and the quarterfinals of the Division-II state playoffs. Salpointe would eventually lose to Arcadia HS (80-67) at Wells Fargo Arena.
Denny turned very good numbers on the season, averaging 15.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.3 steals per/game.
Denny was impressive this season and this spring in his ability to play on the perimeter as well as on the low block. In the post, Denny was able to overpower low post opposition with his strong body and athleticism. What was most impressive was that he showed a developed perimeter game and an ability to make plays off the dribble and get to the basket, where he is a strong finisher.
Denny is also an excellent student and carries close to a 4.0 CUM GPA.
Congratulations to Denny and his family on this amazing accomplishment for himself, and good luck to him in the future.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Denny is a very nice looking physical specimen with a college-ready body. His strong, physical build allows him to play inside and out, where he is able to overpower most post players around the basket. He is athletic enough to finish strong around the basket, where he is able to take physical contact and finish plays. He has also developed his perimeter skills over the past year, and has shown an improved ability to play on the perimeter and shoot the basketball with range, although he is at his best from mid-range. He is a capable ball handler in the open floor, but is at his best in the halfcourt set where he has improved his mid-range game. A strong rebounder on both ends of the floor. A good defender that plays with good intensity. Runs the floor hard. Has a great attitude and is a very good teammate with very good work ethic.
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