Whitt Talks SMU, Barefield

Whitt Talks SMU, Barefield

Adam was at the Pangos All-American Camp and talked with 4-star G Jimmy Whitt, who talked SMU, Larry Brown and about playing with Sedrick Barefield.

At the Pangos All-American Camp in Long Beach this weekend, four-star combo guard Jimmy Whitt was one of ten SMU recruits in attendance.

Whitt spoke about his interest in SMU and the coaching he already has received from Larry Brown, who visited Kansas City to watch Whitt play in April.

"He actually came to a championship game so it was a real vibe, there were a lot of people there. It was a really good game and we ended up getting the win and we got to talk to him afterwards," Whitt said. "We had a great conversation. We talked about my high school team and the things that he saw that could help us during our season. We took a lot of it into consideration and it helped us get to the state championship game. We came up short but I think a lot of the constructive criticism paid off."

Whitt has an AAU tournament in Houston this summer and he still plans on driving up to Dallas afterwards so he can visit SMU.

"That's still my plan. We just spoke with (Brown) recently, just before I came out for this camp and we were still talking out the dates when it would be best for me to get out there," Whitt said.

One person has been talking with to prepare for his visit is SMU commit Sedrick Barefield. Barefield and Whitt were on the same team at the Pangos camp and got along very well. Before games, they could be seen talking and laughing with each other and Barefield's mother posted a picture of the two of them on Twitter after the camp.

Whitt did not hesitate when asked how he was getting along with the future Mustang.

"Great. He's a great point guard and teammate," Whitt said. "We're just talking about SMU and stuff. He's been up there more than I have so he had a lot to say about it. He said they treat you well up there and Coach Brown is a great guy and we were just talking about the things in Dallas, away from basketball too, that's cool about SMU."

Whitt sees a connection between the two not just off the court but on it too.

"I can see us fitting in great in a good system because he's a true point guard and I know I can play the point or the wing so us being in at the same time I can move to the wing spot and let him handle the point," Whitt said.

For his part, Barefield enjoyed playing with Whitt as well.

"Jimmy's a great player and I like playing with him. Me and him are backcourt partners at the Pangos Camp right now and I love playing with him," Barefield said. "He's a great player and he can make a lot of shots."

Whitt can shoot, indeed. During drills at the camp he was nailing shots from all over the court. Often times he would lean back and kick out his legs in attempts to make the shots more difficult. On defense, he pestered the ball handler in the backcourt and made it difficult to advance the ball.

Whitt has been recruited by a variety of schools. He holds offers from Kansas, Arkansas, Creighton, Kansas State, Missouri, Colorado, Tulsa, Wichita State, Oklahoma, Illinois, Nebraska, and Oklahoma State, among others. He also has received interest from the likes of North Carolina, Indiana, California, Arizona, and Ohio State.

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