2011 VCU Prospect: 6'7 SF Aaron Rountree


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Apr 19, 2009
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6'7 Rountree is an intriguing prospect that has great size at 6'7 to go along with a nice mid-range game. He is not a polished product but averaged 10.1 points and 8.8 rebounds for Bedingfield High out of North Carolina. He was invited to Dave Telep's Carolina Challenge as one of the top underclassmen in the state. VCU has targeted North Carolina as of late with Reco McCarter and Juvonte Reddic having signed from the 2010 class and Rountree,Travion Leonard, Chris Wilson, Anthony Stitt, Keynan Pittman, and Freddie Jackson among others in the 2011 class. He already visited VCU on March 19th and visited UVA the month before. In a recent workout at his high school, coaches from VCU, UVA, NC State, and Elon were present to evaluate his game. Although he's still a work-in-process, Rountree has a nice all-around game and does many things well. He will be a player to watch for the Rams in the 2011 class.


Rivals Profile: http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncpreps/basketball/recruiting/player-Aaron-Roundtree-109895 unranked, interest from VCU, UVA, NC State, and Elon

Scout Profile: http://miami.scout.com/a.z?s=13&p=8&c=1&nid=4536438 2 stars

The 6'7, 190 pound wing has a pretty smooth shooting touch and nice range out to the 3-point line. This video clip shows off his nice touch from the perimeter. His highlights begin at 0:28.


Despite it being early in the process ACC-members Virginia and NC State have jumped in on him early. He visited UVA in February along with 2012 phenom Montrezl Harrell who also sports a VCU offer but will almost certainly go higher. The VCU staff brought him in for a visit on March 19th where he toured the campus and practice facilities.

While it's still early in Rountree's recruitment and there is stiff competition from ACC schools, the coaching staff has shown a penchant for identifying under-the-radar players before they blow up. With Kasey Wilson already committed to the Rams and a host of impressive players considering VCU from the 2011 class, there is much to be excited about in the year ahead when it comes to Ram recruiting!
How awesome is that pic of him and the coaches. It looks like a bunch of kids who got to take a picture with a pro athlete.
Re: 2012 VCU Prospect: 6'7 SF Aaron Rountree

http://www.bloggersodear.com/2011/2/15/ ... n-rountree

3. Who is pursuing you at this point? Do you have any clear cut favorites right now?

I have offers From Wake Forest, Colorado, UNC-G, UNC-W, Elon, VCU, Mercer and Tennessee-Chattanooga. I have interest from Clemson, UVA, VT, NC State, UNC-C, Harvard, Notre Dame, and ECU. If I had to choose a favorite on the spot it would be between Wake Forest and Colorado, just because of the excellence in academics and basketball and the chance to play big time ACC or Pac-12 basketball.

As of Feb 16 of the this year, we were still on Roundtree's radar. It will be interesting to see where we stand on hist AFTER the final four.
He stands left out as we have filled all our schollys for this year-only way to be a ram now is to go to prep school and sign on next year.
ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported this afternoon that Aaron Rountree III will graduate after three years at Wake Forest, and will then transfer.


I'll just put this here.....:D

a 5th year transfer would still allow for a 2-fer class in 2016-17

I'm sure more names will pop up, but this guy is at least familiar with Coach Smart AND has the size the Rams could use AND is a fine student and a nice, polite guy (according to the link)

I believe we have an extra scholarship, so if the guy can play, then why not?
2.8ppg and 2.5rpg as a junior. I'm not sure he would contribute a lot. But he could be a good practice player and provide some emergency depth for one season. As long as he has a good attitude and would put in the work, there really wouldn't be a downside since we have the scholarship available for a year.