Louisville, KY- Thursday afternoon Male senior guard Howard Fleming Jr. tweeted that he had cut his college offer list down to 3 schools, Wyoming, Illinois State, & Austin Peay.
Male’s Head coach Tim Halworth had this to say about Fleming’s decision & the programs remaining.
“With all of the schools that have recruited Howard he has narrowed it down to the three schools that he feels is best for him as a player and academically.”
After letting him know our prediction about where he will choose (Austin Peay) and acknowledging how good the programs are he gave praise to the remaining programs,” Yes but Illinois State has done a great job recruiting him as well. All three programs are legit.
The 6’5” SG/Wing who is the 4th ranked prospect in our 2020 rankings had other offers from Northern Kentucky University, Kent State University, EKU, Columbia State University, Illinois State University, Jacksonville State, Murray State University, and Florida International.
Many scouts and analysts believed Fleming would receive an offer from a High Major Division One program or from a power 5 conference sometime during his senior campaign. His decision was made on being able to play at a school were his athletic & academic standards were met.
Another theory is his injuries. He missed the first half of his junior year due to a shoulder injury and he will miss the first half of this season due to injury his other shoulder. As far as the Bulldogs they are loaded and can maintain without him & coach Halworth wants Fleming back at 100% and nothing less. Take it as you will but a lot of programs shy away from injuries that he has suffered.
There’s no doubt the 6’5” Guard with a great frame, incredible length, athleticism, bounce, work ethic & game IQ will impact any of the three programs. Halworth believes Fleming will make his commitment during the upcoming signing period which starts Wednesday November 13th and ends on November 20th. We plan on being at his signing so stay tuned for further news!
If you haven’t seen him play here’s a little taste of his game.