Jalek Felton will wait a little longer to decide where he’ll play his senior season in high school.
Felton, the state’s top prospect for the Class of 2017, said Saturday he’ll wait until the school year ends at Mullins before announcing where he will go next year. The North Carolina commit is considering Gray Collegiate in Columbia, Greensboro Day (N.C.), Word of God Christian Academy (N.C.), Montverde (Fla.) and Oak Hill (Va.).
Felton was scheduled to visit Gray Collegiate on Friday.
“I want to talk a little bit more with my family and make the best choice,” Felton said after playing in the Junior Showcase on Saturday at Heathwood Hall.
“I want it to be a great school athletic wise and academics, too.”
Felton is a five-star prospect and No. 1-ranked combo guard in the country, according to 247Sports, and is the No. 24-ranked prospect in the country for the Class of 2017 by ESPN.
Felton announced in December that he would be leaving Mullins and play somewhere else for his senior season. The 6-foot-3 guard and nephew of Dallas Mavericks guard Raymond Felton averaged 24.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.4 assists this season.
Felton scored a career-high and Beach Ball-Classic record 55 points against Poca (W.Va.) in December. He had 23 points for the East squad in the 136-130 loss to the West in the Junior Showcase.
“This was a great event and really fun playing with other great juniors around the state, some I didn’t know,” Felton said. “There is a lot of great guys in the state of South Carolina that sometimes don’t get noticed.”