6-10 Laron Dendy, the former Clemson commitment and Greer native who currently attends Indian Hills JC in Iowa, has resurfaced as a major college prospect according to his former AAU coach and mentor Frank Ballenger.
Ballenger said Iowa State has offered Dendy and is very interested in him, and Dendy will take an official visit to Ames. He already has been there for games.
Ballenger also said USC has contacted Dendy's junior college coach, and Clemson also has checked in on him. He's also drawn the interest of Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Creighton, Florida State and Arizona according to Ballenger.
Dendy suffered a stress fracture in November and has missed most of this season, and Ballenger said they are trying to get him a medical redshirt so that he will have three years to play at the next level.
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"He wants to get close to home," Ballenger said. "He's gotten better. He's picked up some weight. He's 235 pounds now. He's got real good grades, he's just waiting to graduate and get his associates degree."
Dendy led Greer to a state championship in his sophomore season averaging 22 points, 11 rebounds and 8 blocks per game. He left Greer before his junior year and moved thru several prep schools before landing in junior college.