Now that the early signing period is over, the programs that finished their 2019 class have started to roll over the calender. Even the programs looking for immediate help have compiled a list of targets in next years class to pursue. With our recently released 2020 rankings, now is as good a time as any to gain insight into the state's top prospects recruitment. Today, we start with Lithia Springs guard Anthony Hardy Jr.
Q: What schools are recruiting you at the moment?
Hardy: Georgia State, and Georgia Southern have reached out to me. They haven't offered me yet though
Q: What are you looking for in a coach, staff, and program?
Hardy: I'm looking for a coach that will allow me to be a leader on and off the court. Also a coach that will give the opportunity to showcase my skills as a scoring point guard. A coach that will push me and the other players athletically and academically, and is willing to make the effort to lead his players to a path of success.
Q: When do you plan on committing to a program?
Hardy: I plan to commit my senior year before or after the season
Q: Who's going to help you make your decision?
Hardy: My parents, head coach at Lithina Springs Duakne Kelly, and my Top Notch aau coach, coach Mulhollande.
What has been said: Justin Young had this to say during the "Georgia Cup: Year end closeout"
Hardy: Just to be patient. Trust the process and have faith that God will guide me in the right direction.
Hardy made a name for himself after pouring in points at our HoopSeen events. Multiple 30 point games throughout the spring and summer made him a player to watch
#ATLJAM 16U: Anthony Hardy Jr. of TNBC exploded for 34 points in an absolutely incredible scoring performance vs a tough Team Phoenix squad. Expect him to start gaining interest this summer. pic.twitter.com/eZ78kVu0JO— HoopSeen (@hoopseen) April 28, 2018
Q: Currently we have you ranked as our 31st best player in our 2020 rankings. What are your thoughts on that ranking?
Hardy: It's an honor to be among a talented group. I look forward to keep working and moving myself up in the rankings.