Josh Heath commits to USF

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Mon. October 1, 2012 | Joey Knight | Email

Josh Heath commits to USF

Tampa Prep PG Josh Heath, who helped lead the Terrapins to their first state title in March, has committed to USF, where he'll play for his dad.

Terps coach Joe Fenlon announced this morning that Heath had settled on the Bulls following his official visit over the weekend, which included a trip to the USF-FSU football game. He had between 15-20 offers, Fenlon said, including Lehigh, the University of North Florida, Jacksonville and some Ivy League interest.

Stanford hadn't offered yet but was "calling regularly," Fenlon added.

"He just had a great time with some of the other kids (the Bulls) were recruiting last weekend," Fenlon said. "I think it's going to be a good situation. You get to play big-time basketball in your hometown."

The younger of Stan Heath's two sons, Josh averaged 12.4 points and 7.1 assists as a junior for Tampa Prep (31-1), which topped Weston Sagemont in the Class 3A title game to give Fenlon his first state championship after 29 seasons at the school.

He shined in the semifinals -- a 56-50 overtime win against Jacksonville Providence -- with a 21--point effort that included a 4-for-6 free-throw effort and reverse layup down the stretch. He totaled 15 points, eight assists and seven boards in the final.

 

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