SUWANEE, GA - Stacey Castle played in the ACC at Wake Forest with Randolph Childress and Tim Duncan before transferring to Central Florida where he averaged 11.4 points per game playing 28 minutes per game back in the early 90's. His son Stephon Castle, a sophomore at Newton (GA) High School is a top-30 prospect in the United States and we caught up with him to discuss his game and his recruitment.
Currently he holds offers from Georgia, Ohio and Auburn. The 6-foot-5 point guard prospect has some high-level interest to go along with those that have already offered, including Wake Forest, Florida, Florida State and Wichita State.
As Tom Crean and Georgia have already pulled the trigger on the Atlanta XPress prospect, Castle had this to say about the offer from the in-state Bulldogs, "It's a big accomplishment knowing that I have an opportunity to play for my hometown school."
"I have a lot of skill and talent that is reliable but I think my IQ is what can really take me to the next level. If I can outsmart people while playing, I can play with anybody."
The long and fluid Castle has the body for the next level and he compares his game to "a point guard version of Jayson Tatum." Asked if he was a Duke guy, "School wise, yes. I have all A's and B's throughout high school so far and basketball wise yes and no. I am not picky on a school to pick, I want to go to a with great coaching and a winning program. So if Duke isn't the right school, I am not going to force myself to play there."
Castle will have to start looking at schools a little more seriously come this time next year but he said he would probably like to visit Florida and Auburn for sure. " They are out of state and I have already talked to the coaching staffs about visiting."