Samir Doughty thinks he’ll stay in the Philadelphia area when he finally makes his decision on where he’ll play basketball when he graduates.
“Saint Joseph’s and Temple have been talking to me the most, said Doughty , a 6-foot-3 junior point guard from Philadelphia Electrical.
Coach Phil Martelli and coach Fran Dunphy “are good coaches to me. From what I’ve seen, they look like they know how to coach and everything; they seem like good people and someone who would look out for you.”
Doughty said he received offers from both Temple and Saint Joe’s and has interest from La Salle.
Doughty is one of 120 players at the Reebok Classic Breakout at Philadelphia University this week showing off his skills in exhibition play in front of over 200 college coaches. His flashy guard skills have already garnered the attention of spectators.
When asked about playing locally, Doughty said he would be happy to play in front of his fan base in Philly.
“It would mean a lot to me,” Doughty said. “I’d have a lot more support [here] than if I were to go away to college.”