Tell us if you have heard this before; it looks like Kinston has another star on their hands.
Dontrez Styles, a 6’7 2021 prospect, has been stepping up his game this offseason and making himself another known name from the city of Kinston.
Now, he is showing everyone that he should be known as a national name with his play at the EYBL. After averaging 19.5 points per game in Indianapolis, Styles’ confidence continues to shine, showing that he belongs and he isn’t slowing down.
“(I’ve been) trying to earn more offers and interests by showing my ability to score from all three levels,” Styles told Phenom Hoop Report.
“I’ve been working on shooting the ball better and working on my handle. This summer has shown me that I can play with anybody in the country.”
Playing up for Team CP3 17u, Styles ranks second on the team in scoring (15.8 points) and it has been a real confidence boost.
Right now, Styles holds offers from Georgetown, Ole Miss, and East Carolina and all three have a unique factor that grabs his attention.
“East Carolina, of course, is the home town school and I like that program. Georgetown is a powerhouse school and I really like their style of play. Ole Miss was my first offer.”
He has also been receiving interest from North Carolina, Florida State, NC State, Arizona, Memphis, Tennessee, Wake Forest, and Charleston.
“They have been telling me I can be a special talent and they love my versatility,” Styles said. “I have the same relationship with each one right now, so all of them stand out right now.”
So far, Styles has been on visits to North Carolina and NC State.
Playing up for Team CP3 17u has been huge for Styles’ mindset and game, but he is taking full advantage of his opportunity and it is paying off early this offseason.
What Has Been Said by Phenom Hoops at NC Top 80:
“He’s a big, strong, athletic wing/forward prospect with excellent instincts and a blossoming two-way skillset. Styles is phenomenal at attacking the basket, welcoming contact, and finishing strong at or above the rim. He sees the floor well and understands how to make plays for others, especially in the open floor. Styles showcased a lot of defensive tools and versatility during camp, which allowed him to effortlessly force turnovers and push transition at a fairly constant rate. Next in his development process is working to add a reliable three-point shot to his arsenal, as it would make him virtually unstoppable on offense.”