Grant Gelon no doubt attracted the attention of a few college coaches in attendance this week at the Adidas Invitational for his ability to knock down the outside shot.
Gelon, a 6-5 senior-to-be from Crown Point, shot 11-for-23 from the 3-point line in his first three games with Indiana Elite Central 2016. That percentage isn’t an anomaly for Gelon, who set a Crown Point school record with 102 made 3-pointers as a junior at a 43 percent clip.
“I’m trying to be a better all-round player this summer, but that’s probably the main focus of my play is my shooting ability,” said Gelon, who averaged 14.3 points a game as a junior.
Crown Point finished 19-9 and advanced to a Class 4A regional final before losing to South Bend Riley by three points.
Gelon hasn’t yet snared a Division offer but is getting interest from programs such as Denver, Furman, Illinois State, Iona, IUPUI, Montana State, Western Michigan and Youngstown State.
“There’s no pressure,” he said of his recruitment. “You just go out here and leave it on the floor. It’s the last summer being able to play this great sport. I’m having a blast with this team.”
Gelon’s Indiana Elite Central 2016 team plays the Tennessee Jets at 9:15 a.m. in a U-17 round of 32 game at North Central. A win there puts Indiana Elite Central in a round of 16 game at 1 p.m. at North Central.
Gelon, an avid fisherman who once caught a 39-inch Northern pike in Canada, hopes to lure a few offers after July.
“That’s the goal,” he said.
*The UA Indy Hoosiers were defeated 65-44 in 16U bracket play on Friday, but North Central’s Kris Wilkes and Southport’s Paul Scruggs will return from UA All-American camp in North Carolina and play with the Indy Hoosiers 17U team on Saturday. The Indy Hoosiers play at 10:30 a.m. on North Central’s main court against Shining Stars Price. A win there would put the Indy Hoosiers in a round of 16 game against either Pocket City or the Tennessee Bobcats at 2:15 p.m. at North Central.
*Cloverdale guard Cooper Neese (2017) picked up an offer from Evansville on Friday.