Agree that Worthington is not the most athletic, and I just want to note that I was not trying to say Worthington was similar to Muscala in any way except that Worthington has the potential to be a foundation big man that a program can plug into the 5 spot for multiple years and compete in the PL. Their bodies/games/skill sets are nothing alike.
Few other nothes on Worthington. Anytime a guy has 20+ scholarship offers, it gives me a lot more faith in their potential, although its true that sometimes everyone misses. Also, those clips are him competing in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League which is the best of the best of summer teams. So he is competiting against essentially all D-1 talent in those videos including lots of high major talent and holding his own. Also, as he gets older he will fill out and get stronger which will help him as ’90 notes he is not a high flyer.
Lastly, Worthington is Mormon as is Stanford assistant and former standout Mark Madsen. Worthington says Stanford’s interest in him has picked up significantly, and it sounds as though he would jump at a Stanford offer if you read between the lines. Lehigh isnt mentioned at all in his latest Rivals update which includes this quote on Stanford and his recruiting:
“They were saying to my dad that they were only recruiting really a couple of big guys seriously,” Worthington said. “So hopefully I have a good summer that they would go forward and probably offer me which is very cool. But I’d say I have a significant interest in them. They’re on par in a lot of other aspects and even better in some aspects than schools who have offered in Penn and Princeton and Davison. They’re all good schools with nice facilities and respected basketball programs.”
He is also undecided on if he will take a two year mormon mission during his college career.