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Nation’s No. 2 Recruit Commits to National Championship Contender
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Keyonte George makes scoring look easy.

The Lewisville, Texas shooting guard averaged 23.2 points and dropped 30-plus six times as a junior.

It’s the staple of his game and the reason he committed to one of the top programs in college basketball.

Keyonte George Highlights

Once George crosses half court, he has the green light. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard can heat up quickly. He’ll rise for one or two-dribble pull-ups with ease. Give George an inch of space, and it’s a good look for him.

As a spot up shooter, he hunts open space along the perimeter. His pure stroke forces defenders to close out aggressively, opening up mid-range opportunities.

George attacks the rim most often in transition. He flies ahead of the pack and finishes with athletic dunks. He also likes pulling up from downtown. An emphasis on getting to the rim in the half court and polishing his handle will improve his scoring arsenal.

George is a sturdy defender when engaged. His physical tools bother smaller guards and force turnovers. It’s a question of when he turns it on.

The five-star recruit out of the Dallas area has drawn comparisons to NBA guard D’Angelo Russell for his smooth game. Neither Russell nor George are overly athletic. Rather, they are deadly shooters with the skillset to create a bucket at any time and share the ability to play point guard and shooting guard.

Keyonte George Commits to Baylor

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According to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, George is the 2nd-ranked recruit in the class of 2022 recruiting class. He’s also the nation’s top-rated shooting guard and the number one ranked player in the Lone Star state. He’s right up there in a loaded class that includes Jalen Duren, Amari Bailey, Chris Livingston, and Dior Johnson.

The star shooting guard transferred from Lewisville High School to iSchool Entrepreneurial Academy in May 2020. The iSchool of Lewisville plays a national schedule.

George narrowed his list to a top five of Kentucky, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Texas, and Kansas back in May. Three months later his basketball recruiting journey has come to a close. George announced his commitment to head coach Scott Drew and the defending NCAA champion Baylor Bears.

The Crystal Ball over at 247Sports started predicting George’s commitment to the Big 12 school back in late July. George took his official visit to Waco shortly after visiting Austin and checking out Chris Beard’s Texas Longhorns program.

George had scholarship offers from the Arizona Wildcats, Arkansas Razorbacks, Baylor Bears, Florida Gators, Iona Gaels, Kansas Jayhawks, LSU Tigers, North Carolina State Wolfpack, Ole Miss Rebels, TCU Horned Frogs, Texas Longhorns, Texas A&M Aggies, and Texas Tech Red Raiders before making his pledge.

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He also earned interest from John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats. New UK assistant coach Jai Lucas recruited George when he was with the Texas Longhorns.

Shooting guard Keyonte George is quickly ascending the hoops hierarchy. He’s one of the most talented scorers in his class, and with a skillset like that, he’ll hear his name in the NBA Draft soon enough.

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Joe Grobeck About the author:
Joe is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and lives in Austin, Texas. He believes Ndaumkong Suh should've won the 2009 Heisman and is an avid basketball fan.
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