Wing Top 25 Honey Roots the number of his staff increased as on June 15, college coaches were able to contact him directly. The 6-foot-7, 200-pound small forward from Cumberland, Maryland Bishop Walsh has heard from Miami, Longwood, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgetown, Maryland, and more.
“I showed coaches that I am a leader, I am articulate, I can play defense, create my own shots and get shots for others,” he said. “I’m just trying to play my game and they’ll see what I’ve done.”
Roots spoke about his relationship with Maryland and Virginia with 247Sports.
Maryland: “They want to invite me to another social event with the new lineup and talk to me a bit. I’m going to watch them this year and see how they play. I want to see how they push the ball at half-time, what sets they throw, how they play defense, how much freedom the player gets and stuff like that.
Virginia: I don’t know much about Virginia, but I had a good conversation with the coach about my game. I need to visit down there, I’ve never been.
While it’s still very early for Roots to recruit, he knows what type of system and what he’s looking for in a program.
“I pay attention to how coaches interact with each other as staff, what kind of environment they create for their players and whether it is like a family.”
“I need a system where I can get away quickly at halftime, have a bit of freedom, play like a man, and if we have to hit a set, run a set to get a fast bucket,” he added. “Really, where can they let us play basketball.”