April 23, 2007
Aggressive point high on Gopher's list
Teams looking for a point guard with a serious motor have been following the Southeast Elite's Courtney Fortson this spring. Fortson, 5-foot-10 175 pounds, was named Mr. Basketball in the state of Alabama this past year playing for Jefferson Davis HS and coaches like Minnesota's Tubby Smith, Kentucky's Billy Gillispie, Missouri's Mike Anderson and others are watching him.
This weekend in Pittsburgh playing at the Pitt Jam Fest, Fortson was one of the hottest names in the tournament. Fortson is planning to go to prep school this next year and now as a member of the 2008 recruiting class, the hard nosed Fortson is rated the 25th best point guard recruit in the country. And just this weekend, coaches from UCONN, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and others showed up to see him and Romero Osby take the court.
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