June 5, 2006

Bost is making believers

Respect. That is all Demarquis Bost wants. After helping his Carolina Raptors team win the 16 and under division of the Tournament of Champions and a strong showing at the Reebok Next Factors camp over the weekend, the 6-foot-2, combo guard from Concord (N.C.) is finally getting the respect he has been seeking.

Bost was named the TOC 16 and under Most Outstanding Player after averaging 20.8 in six games played and scored 21 points in the championship game. At the Next Factors camp, Bost was one of the top ten performers at the event, picking up where he left off at the TOC. The three-star guard said he and his teammates aren't finished either. There is still more respect to be gained, he said.

"We got a lot of respect after that but I still feel like we are sort of underrated," Bost said. "We want to win the AAU nationals and just play well at the showcases and stuff like that.

"I feel like I'm underrated because I haven't been to too many camps and I haven't really been seen yet," Bost said.

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