Elite shotblocker Dimon Carrigan gives his thoughts on his play this Spring and where he stands with his recruitment. Hit the jump to see where UMass stands with Carrigan and which schools will get official visits.
One of the very best rim protectors in the country with great physical tools and a ton of athleticism, Dimon has been one of the best two-way players on the EYBL circuit.
“I played as hard as I could every game. If I graded myself it would be an 8 out of 10 just because I feel like I can always do better.”
Having viewed Carrigan live on multiple occasions this Spring, he is one of the more under-rated prospects in the 2018 class. Dimon is currently the leading shotblocker on the EYBL circuit at 3.4 blocks per game, and may very well be the best in the country in that department. While his defensive prowess is undeniable, Carrigan is a much better offensive player than given credit for. With a nice jumphook over his left shoulder, great hands and soft touch around the rim, Dimon has all the tools to be an effective scorer on the block.
“My length and my athleticism are my biggest strengths, because it allows me to play and move more free on the court.”
With official offers in hand from Houston, DePaul, USF, Towson, UMass, Washington, Miami, Georgia Tech, VCU, Wichita State, St. Bonaventure and interest from Syracuse and UConn, Carrigan has no shortage of options at the next level.
Dimon recently took an unofficial visit to UMass and has high marks for the visit and the coaching staff.
“On my visit I spoke to the whole staff from the head coach to the academic coordinator. I toured the campus and it was great. They showed me the library history and how it’s the tallest in the world. I would say we have a strong relationship. We talk all the time and we agree on a lot.”
While Dimon enjoyed his most recent visit to UMass, he’s going to explore his options and knows of 2 schools that will get official visits.
“I’m taking official visits to Wichita State and Creighton,” Carrigan told Endless Motor.
Dimon has no leaders at this point, but plans on trimming his list in the near future.
“I’m cutting my list down right after Peach Jam and I’m making my decision after Thanksgiving.”
While his recruitment is heading down the home stretch, Carrigan’s focus is on the basketball court right now.
“My goal is just to play the highest level of basketball and be the best player I can be.”