By LARRY VAUGHT
Chaminade College Prep coach Frank Bennett says the recruiting attention from big-time schools like Kentucky has not bothered star sophomore Jayson Tatum.
“He handles it well. He does not like to bring a lot of attention to himself. He’s not going on Facebook or Twitter and making a whole bunch of noise,” Bennett said. “He is very humble. If I give him recruiting mail, he may not even open it immediately. He’s so humble he just doesn’t let stuff like that change him or go to his head.”
Bennett says Tatum “definitely” has interest in Kentucky.
“He is still young and taking all this in stride and appreciating every second of it,” Bennett said. “This is not just something that happens every day. He takes it in stride and knows to go one step at a time. The next few years we are going to try and get out and play the best competition we can play. You’ve got to play the best to be your best. That will be our goal and what we will try to do.”
That competitive national schedule could likely include a trip to the Marshall County Hoop Fest in western Kentucky in December.
“We have a couple of good opportunities and we definitely think playing at Marshall County would be good for us. We would even like to play two games there if we could because of all the good things we’ve heard about the event,” Bennett said.