Jimmy Whitt, a four-star shooting guard from Columbia, Mo., announced via Twitter he will make an official visit to Marquette next month.
It’s set! Official visits: Sept 5th-7th Marquette Sept 13th-15th Illinois Sept 19th-21st SMU Oct 10th-12th Arkansas Oct 25th-27th Mizzou
— Swagy_J (@JimmyWhitt33) August 5, 2014
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.