Tell everybody about yourself
I’m Eric Wortham, I go to Eagle’s Landing HS, I’m 6’6” 210 pounds and I’ll be a senior this year. I play with the Southern Select for AAU.
Tell the fans about your game, offensively and defensively?
I think I’m just versatile. I can play inside and out and I can play multiple positions. I can drive and handle the ball very well. I have improved my shot. I can slash and I can shoot it if the defender is playing off of me. I can also take smaller defenders in the post.
Defensively, I can guard any position from the point guard to the center. I can rebound very well. I’m a lock down defender.
Whats your primary position.
I think I will play small forward or shooting guard in college but I’m not sure right now.
What’s your biggest strength and weakness?
My biggest strength is my versatility and my biggest weakness is staying aggressive at all times.
What are you trying to improve on the most this off-season?
Staying aggressive and shooting pull up jumpers.
You were offered by KSU. What are your thoughts on the school so far?
I loved Kennesaw State. When I went there for my visit I wasn’t expecting it to be that good and I was shocked. The relationship I have with Coach P (Preston), Coach Lallathin and the coaching staff is one of a kind.
Is KSU your top choice
What other schools do you have interest in or have offered you?
Middle Tennessee State offered me and I am interested in them. UNC Charlotte and UCF haven’t offered me but are showing interest and I am interested in them. UC Irvine offered me but I’m not interested. Southeast Missouri St. offered but I’m only interested a little bit. South Carolina is showing interest but haven’t offered yet.
We’ve been together since we were about ten or eleven, so we know where we’re going to be on the court at all times.
Who is your favorite NBA team and player?
The Lakers and Kobe Bryant because that’s all my dad has talked about since I was born.
You recently had a health scare, tell us a little more about that
I was at lunch and I was playing around with somebody and they hit me about two or three times in the chest and if you get hit hard enough in the chest you can get commotio cordis which is when your heart stops. My heart stopped and they brought me back. I had to go to California to get a defibrillator, but I’m 100% now and I don’t have a condition or anything, it was just a freak accident. I’m back to 100% and I’m playing with no restrictions.
When that happened were schools shying away from you?
Yes, they were. I still feel like they are now.
What are your goals for your senior year
My first goal is to win state. I want to average a double double, and I just want to help my team in any way possible that I can and help us win state.
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