Shooting guard Jimmy Whitt averaged 22.4 points per game for Columbia (Mo.) Hickman as a junior and led the Kewpies to the Missouri Class 5 state final. (Image capture from youtube.com)

Marquette Golden Eagles To Get Visit From 4-Star SG Jimmy Whitt

Jimmy Whitt, a four-star shooting guard from Columbia, Mo., announced via Twitter he will make an official visit to Marquette next month.

Whitt has narrowed his choices to his final five.

Whitt, a 6-foot-3, 170-pounder from Hickman High School is No. 63 on the ESPN100 and also reportedly has been offered scholarships by Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Memphis, SMU, UNLV, Wake Forest, Washington State and Wisconsin.

He is ranked 21st nationally among shooting guards by ESPN and is rated as the top recruit in the state of Missouri.

According to ESPN’s scouting report (subscription required), Whitt is a combo guard who is more shooter than point guard, but is very productive running an offense.

He is strong at hitting open 3-pointers and can make plays off the dribble. He gets to the rim well and can finish.

Scouts caution, however, that he needs to add strength and also to be more consistent in his effort, as he has a tendency to drift sometimes in games.

Whitt averaged 22.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.4 steals, 2.7 assists and 1.4 blocks per game as a junior for Hickman, according to MaxPreps. The Kewpies were 27-3 and lost to St. Louis Christian Brothers in the Class 5 state final.

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