It's that time of year - the time when basketball recruits begin to trim down their list of schools and figure out who is going to get one of their precious five official visits. One of the latest prospects in the 2015 class to do so is three-star point guard Chad Lott from Shreveport, La., No. 133 on the Rivals 150.
Lott, fresh off a strong finish at Peach Jam, one of the summer's most prestigious high school basketball events, has narrowed his list of schools down to SMU, LSU, Houston, UNLV, Texas Tech and Creighton. I got a chance to catch up with Lott and asked what he liked about Creighton.
"I like the system they run," he said. "They let everyone shoot and everyone makes plays. Style of play is most important to me. I'm looking for a school where I am comfortable and have a great relationship with the coaching staff."
The 6-foot-3, 175-pound guard is truly a playmaker, as you can see in his highlight video below. Lott had multiple triple-doubles his junior season for Byrd High School.
"I like to attack the rim off the dribble," Lott said. "I'm good at getting in the paint. I have a pretty good mid-range jumper and just try to make plays."
Lott is seen by most schools and recruiting experts as a combo guard, but Lott likes to play the point guard position. It's no secret that Creighton has been searching for a point guard in the 2015 recruiting class. Lott knows that he has a lot to work on as he decides where to take his official visits.
"I need to work on my shot," he said. "I want my shot to be more fluid, especially from 3-point range. I'm going to work on my defense my senior year and, most importantly, turn my weaknesses into strengths."
Lott would like to make a decision before his senior season gets underway.
"I haven't decided when my visits will be just yet, but I will plan a visit to Creighton. I'm trusting God to help me out with this decision and just give me a good feeling when I visit the right school."
The search for a point guard in the 2015 Creighton recruiting class continues for Creighton and Lott is just the type of athlete that can help the Jays in the future.