Phenom Hoops spoke about Ambrose a few months ago, when his recruitment just started to pick up on a national level.
Well, it hasn’t stopped. In fact, it feels like it has hit another level recently as Ambrose has been announcing offers from programs around the country on a daily basis. So, it only made sense to catch back up with the talented prospect from Canada.
How has his summer gone:
It has been a summer to remember for Ambrose and it isn’t over yet. With his versatility and ability, he was able to showcase college coaches that he has what it takes to play at a high level in college.
“I thought it was great being with the U19 Canada team, learn from the older guys and playing on a high level,” Ambrose said. “EYBL was good for me, really showed my talent of being able to play the 3-5 positions and able to guard all positions. Ending it with the NCAA Houston Camp, I showed out to the scouts and was able to be a leader and was very vocal.”
His ability to defend and play multiple positions was key for Ambrose and coaches, and it ultimately helped lead to more high-major programs coming his way. At 6’8 but ability and willingness to defend as well as play the 3-spot, it ultimately helped lead to dozens of offers coming his way.
Ambrose’s recruitment has been a daily rollercoaster ride, as he has now picked up offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, California, Ole Miss, New Mexico, Clemson, DePaul, VCU, George Mason, Saint Louis, St. Bonaventure, UConn, Georgia State, Xavier, Vanderbilt, Illinois, Detroit, Dayton, Tulsa, Howard, Tulane, and Florida.
With offers coming at a rapid pace, it has been hard for Ambrose to go through the process and find what he likes about each school, but he continues to listen to all the staffs and what each program has to offer.
“Not really have gone through the list,” he said when asked if any schools have stood out to him yet. “They are all really good schools and opportunities for me. They have been saying that their program is great for me and how their education is very good.”
With the offers piling up, Ambrose will admit there are a few schools that seem to be making him a high priority early on.
Dayton, Illinois, Xavier, Tulsa, Saint Louis, DePaul, Clemson, and Arkansas are a few that Ambrose named, saying “they have been calling me every day and calling my parents. Some have invested all their time in seeing me play since late last year to the present day.”
As far as visits though, there are no plans on making any soon but he imagines that once he gets back to school, he hopes to visit a few schools like Dayton, Illinois, Xavier, Tulsa, Saint Louis, VCU, DePaul, Clemson, Arkansas, and Florida.
Both of those lists could continue to expand for the 2020 prospect, as his interest list is just as long as his offers. Schools like NC State, Baylor, Wake Forest, Ohio State, Butler, Texas Tech, Kansas State, Iowa, Texas, St. John’s, Princeton, Louisville, West Virginia, Marshall, North Florida, SMU, Loyola, Tennessee, Missouri, and Cincinnati have all expressed interest his way.
Other Notable Quotes:
Question: What has it been like continuing the trend of great players from Canada?
“It’s an honor to be recognized first and foremost. I am proud to be from Canada and I am happy with all the accomplishments my fellow peers have made to continue to put Canada on the map.”