The #1 rated basketball senior has announced that he will be playing for the ACC with Georgia Tech. Iman Shumpert was deciding between North Carolina, Georgia Tech, and Marquette. The Chicago Tribune reports:
Oak Park guard Iman Shumpert, one of the top uncommitted basketball recruits in the country, walked onto the “Chicago Tribune Live” set Thursday evening and announced his decision on Comcast SportsNet.
“Next year I’ll be attending Georgia Tech,” Shumpert said.
That ended four days of uncertainty during which high school and college fans, media and recruiting analysts had speculated on just who would land the 6-foot-4-inch shooting guard.
A virtual unknown a year ago, Shumpert stormed to elite status after some eye-opening performances at spring and summer tournaments, including LeBron James’ showcase event in Akron, Ohio.
After James’ competition, college coaches on hand rated Shumpert among the five best off-guards in the nation. With passing and ball-handling skills to match a deadly perimeter jumper, Shumpert is expected to make a smooth transition to point guard at the next level.
He is rated by rivals.com the No. 1 senior in the state and No. 26 in the country.