The recognition of players in the state of South Carolina continues to be on the upward swing. 6’7 2020 Kelton Talford is yet another name taking advantage of the opportunities he has been given over the past months.
Watching the development of Talford over time now, he hasn’t only impressed Phenom Hoop Report with his development but now college coaches are coming his way.
Back in April at the Queen City Showcase, our scouts had this to say about Talford:
“Talford is an interesting talent, a unique two-way player who can defend across 3 positions and is a matchup nightmare on the offensive end. He has great length and athleticism and is a virtual lock for 25 and 12 each game. Carrying a Maryland Eastern Shore offer, he should have a litany of mid-majors ready to pull the trigger in April with some higher levels looking on.”
With his continuing development and skill set that he has shown, college coaches have recently been expressing a lot of interest, as Talford has now picked up offers from Presbyterian, South Carolina State, Fairmont, Maryland Eastern Shore, and Western Carolina.
“I’ve been getting more and more interest lately, so I would say it has been going good,” Talford told Phenom Hoops. “I am very grateful and blessed to receive the offers.”
“Basketball has consumed my summer for the most part. Playing for Carolina Pressure for the first part and then moving onto school ball in June. We will pick up again with Pressure in July for the Live Period and my main focus for the summer has been to improve my ballhandling and my shot.”
Talford’s focus has been earning the most exposure this summer, as well as working on developing into the best player that he can be. With his 6’7 frame and ability to play on both ends of the floor, college coaches have said that they believe he would be a great wing player in their system.
Western Carolina, his latest offer, expressed the same, much like other programs have spoken to him about.
“They said that they believe I’m a perfect fit for their program and their style of play,” he said.
WCU may have been the latest program to offer but the interests don’t stop there, as East Carolina, Winthrop, and Wofford are three programs that have shown interest his way.
As far as his latest upcoming visits, Talford will be heading to Winthrop on June 27 and Wofford is hoping to get him down sometime as well, but no official date has been set.