How good is Iman Shumpert?
According to Taylor Bell of the Chicago Sun-Times - - - he's exceptional. And the 6-4 combo guard from suburban Chicago lists MU as one of his top 5, and it looks like MU will get a visit from the rising junior. Here's the update from the Sun-Times.
Wait, there's more.
The Peoria Journal Star profiles the state of Illinois' fastest rising junior as well - - and the raves are consistent with the Taylor Bell report:
According to the PJS, Shumpert has already visited Illinois, the Peoples' Republic of Madison, Bradley, ND and Northwestern unofficially. Looks like he will try to visit MU, Georgai Tech and Clemson unofficially as well -- then pare his list to five programs by Labor Day.
"He's been phenomenal all spring,'' said Dave Telep, national recruiting analyst for Scout.com. "He's a big, legitimate combo guard who I think may have a long-term future as a point guard. He's shot the ball well and has a tremendous basketball IQ.
"He's a case study in being a late bloomer. He's hitting his stride now. Some kids hit their strides early on. He couldn't be hitting it at a better time. There's no looking back now.''
While it appears that Shumpert's recruiting will take time, he listed Tom Crean as a coach he has a comfortable relationship with.