We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Draven Pilson of Forsyth Country Day School.
We’ve seen Pilson multiple times, including prior to his freshman season, where we stated, “Next, we look at a player that was easily among the most impressive performers and long-term prospects on display, Draven Pilson. He’s a long,smart, athletic, skilled forward prospect that highlighted flashes of pure dominance throughout his time at camp. Pilson was one of the only players that could protect the rim, defend multiple positions, and carry the offensive load, separating him from other top performers. Next in his development process is simply continuing to add strength to his wiry frame, as he truly already possesses all the tools to be an incredible player. Coach Lindell on Pilson: “Draven has a tremendous upside in that he’s a good athlete with a great frame, high basketball IQ, can handle the ball, and finish with either hand around the rim. He has a nice midrange to three-point shot, runs the floor well, and can lead the break when he rebounds and pushes in transition. Draven can guard all positions and should be a star in the high school game.” Pilson was simply phenomenal, securing the Mr. Defense award with relative ease, and putting everyone on notice for the coming years.”
Last season, Pilson was one of only three freshman to log minutes for Forsyth Country Day School’s varsity squad. Though his opportunities were limited, Pilson’s role should continually expand over the next few years. He’s a long, wiry, athletic forward prospect with IQ and a quality feel for the game. Pilson possesses a blossoming offensive game and has shown the ability to defend multiple positions. He’s still brimming with upside, but appears likely to start unleashing it over the near future.