Juco Scoring Guard has High Major Offers
One of the top performers at last week’s Jerry Mullens Juco All-American Camp, 6-5 Dustin Hogue from Indian Hills CC has received some high major offers.
Our own Paul Swanson had the opportunity to watch Dustin Hogue, 6-5 195-pound juco scoring guard from Indian Hills CC in Iowa, at the All-American Camp and he felt that Hogue was definitely a high major prospect.
“He’s a no brainer athletically for high majors,” Coach Swanson said. “He has ability to attack the hoop off the dribble and finish with length at the rim versus contact. He can definitely make highlights with his hops and length.”
“He showed he can knock down jumper inside the arc and has a motor that lets him board and defend with best in the camp at his position,” Swanson continued. “He will be a steal if he can continue to extend his range beyond the arc. Tools are their to make an immediate impact on both ends of the court.”
Last season at Indian Hills, he averaged 11.1 points and grabbed 5.5 rebounds an outing for the Warriors and ended the season with a 25 point effort in the seventh place game versus Wabash Valley. He showed at the Nationals, while I watched, that he can attack the rim and finish, knock down jumper off the dribble and start break off the glass.
He has a blue collar style to go with his BT athleticism that gives him the ability to be a lock down defender too. Couple that tournament play, with his strong play at the Mullens All-American, and we expect him to be one of the top 25-30 players in the Juco ranks this fall.
“Right now I’m hearing from Iowa, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Wichita State, Arkansas, and Missouri,” Dustin Hogue told XOFan. “Plus other schools may have talked with Coach Peery since the summer started. But, I don’t have any favorites yet, I just want to go somewhere that fits my game and I can contribute right away.”
“Those are the right schools, plus Ole Miss has shown recent interest too,” Indian Hills head coach Barrett Peery told XOFan. “Iowa and Iowa State are his first two high major offers…they called right after we got back last Monday.”
That list could be growing as Coach Swanson observed a number of schools taking a hard look, that group includes Illinois, Marquette and Kansas State that spent a lot of time at his games, in St. Louis, at the Mullens Camp.
His favories could be emerging, as he has received two offers this week according to a source who is close to his recuiting, those offers came from both Iowa and Iowa State!
Both schools fit his skill set, as they like to run, put pressure on opponents defensively, and look to isolate their wing talent for dribble drive, shot or pass. All tools that fit Hogue’s skill set.
In regards to his desire to play right away. Both the Hawks and the Cyclones like to use a three guard set that would allow for Hogue to play right away along side their returning talent.
We will continue to follow his recruiting this fall, right here at XOFan.com.