USC basketball earns a commitment from 4-star combo guard from North Carolina
Andy Enfield and USC basketball have their first known commitment of the 2023 cycle.
On Friday, Charlotte (N.C.) Combine Academy combo guard Silas Demary Jr. announced his commitment to the Trojans live on the 247Sports’ YouTube page. Demary picked the Trojans over NC State, St John’s, and VCU.
It’s a major recruiting win for Enfield to pluck one of the state’s very best prospects and bring him over to the West Coast. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Demary is a 4-star guard in the industry-generated 247 Composite and ranked as the 16th-best recruit at his position as well as the third-best prospect from the state of North Carolina.
He’s rated significantly higher in the Top247 — 247Sports’ own rankings set — and viewed as the 59th-best overall prospect in the country. The outlet’s director of scouting, Adam Finkelstein, had this say on his game:
Demary is a potential big lead guard in the making. He plays both on and off the ball right now, approaches the game with a scoring mentality, and does not yet create a ton of easy scoring opportunities for his teammates, but also is not especially turnover prone either. He is at his best scoring the ball from the mid-range and in. He is extremely shifty to the rim, able to maintain his balance while attacking low to the ground, and a crafty finisher with both hands. Hill pull-up game is a definite weapon and he also uses his body well to draw contact and get to the free-throw line. His three-point range is still inconsistent with a ball that is a little hard and flat, but does not have any other glaring mechanical problems. Defensively, he shows flashes of moving his feet but tends to open his toes too easily when defending dribble penetration.
You can see some of his highlights below:
All 6’4 PG 2023 @silas_demaryjr does is win. 44-2 combined HS/Travel record with a state title since January. Also a highly skilled 2 way player. @TeamCurry pic.twitter.com/QssXOC6BXh
— Nick Jones (@CoachJonesMPB) July 12, 2021