WILTJER NOT CUTTING LIST; CARSON NOT NAMING FAVORITE
July 28, 2010 by NBE Blogger
Jeff Borzello follows up on reports on two of the West’s top 2011 prospects and their recruitment
A report Wednesday morning stated that 2011 NBE Top 100 prospect Kyle Wiltjer had trimmed his list to Gonzaga, California, Oregon and Kansas.
However, the 6-foot-9 forward denied the report.
“Not true,” Wiltjer told Jeff Borzello Wednesday afternoon from the Double Pump Best of the Summer Classic in California. “Won’t start narrowing down schools until after this tourney.”
He said he is considering Washington, UCLA, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Connecticut, Kentucky, Wake Forest and Texas, in addition to the aforementioned four of Gonzaga, Cal, Oregon and Kansas.
“Everyone’s equal at this point,” Wiltjer said.
You can read the rest of Jeff’s story HERE, at his MarchMadnessAllSeason blog.
Also out west, Jahii Carson has been making some news. After decommitting from Oregon State right before the spring AAU season, Carson has seen his recruitment skyrocket to new levels.
The 5-foot-10 Mesa (Ariz.) point guard has been outstanding for the Compton Magic in AAU tournaments during the spring and summer, and has also impressed at various camps.
With new interest comes increased media coverage, though, and Carson now has to refute incorrect rumors. A report earlier in the week stated that Carson had named UCLA as his leader.
However, Carson Refutes Report, Has No Leader (Click Here).
“[It’s] not all the way true,” he told MarchMadnessAllSeason on Tuesday. “I have no leader. I’m still wide-open, but I like UCLA a lot.”
Carson said simply mentioning the Bruins first led some to believe he had named them as his frontrunner.
“Probably because I said UCLA first before all schools, and then I talked about their tradition,” he said.
In addition to UCLA, Carson also lists Arizona, North Carolina, Arizona State, UNLV, Washington, Alabama, Butler, USC, Oregon State and Oregon.
“Right now, they’re all tied.”