Carbondale's Justin Dentmon Is A Big Time Player

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Carbondale Point Guard Justin Dentmon Is A Big Time Player

Brian Stinnette
July 11, 2003

Carbondale point guard Justin Dentmon ranks among the top Class of 2004 basketball prospects in the state of Illinois. Dentmon is a big time talent who is drawing big time interest from long list of schools.

Dentmon, who stands 6-0, is one of the top offensive players in the state of Illinois. Last year, as a junior Dentmon averaged 17.2ppg, 7.9apg, 4.4rpg and 2 steals per game.

Dentmon told Chicago Hoops that his offensive skills are the strongest part of his game. Dentmon also notes that he is working on improving his all-around game, including his defense.

Last year, Dentmon teamed with Maurice Gibbs to form one of the best backcourts in the state. This year, Dentmon could be teamed with Brandon Childs, who was one of the top Class A offensive players in the state last season at Cairo. Childs to Carbondale is likely, but it is not completely a done deal yet.

Dentmon has been outstanding this summer on the AAU circuit with the Illinois Warriors. He was MVP of the St. Louis Eagles Invitational, and was likely in line to be MVP of the Nike Memorial Day Classic if the Warriors had not lost the championship game to Martin Brothers. The list of schools pursuing Dentmon includes Dayton, Utah, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Florida State, Evansville and Butler. His list of suitors could grow with a solid July evaluation period.

Dentmon will be in action this weekend at the Murray State Shootout with his Carbondale high school team, and next week at the Nike Peach Jam in Atlanta, Georgia with the Illinois Warriors.