Waverly Austin (God’s Academy, TX) Class of 2010 Interview

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Waverly AustinI had a chance to catch up with Waverly Austin from Dallas, TX in the class of 2010 last night to get an update on how the recruiting process is going for him.

At 6’10/235lbs Austin is a good athlete who runs the floor well and does a good job crashing the boards on both ends. He finishes strong inside and has a nice touch out to the mid-range. On the defensive end he blocks or alters a lot of shots with his leaping ability.

PHR: What schools are showing the most interest right now?
WA: Georgetown, Florida State, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Arkansas and Florida International.

PHR: What schools have offered?
WA: Florida International but I believe many of the others will soon.

PHR: What are you looking for in a college?
WA: I want early playing time and academics are important to me.

PHR: Did you have a dream school growing up?
WA: Yes Georgetown, which I am taking an official visit there this weekend.

PHR: Do you have a timetable for when you will commit?
WA: I want to make my decision before the basketball season starts.

PHR: Do you have anymore official visits setup?
WA: Not yet I will after the RBK All-American camp in July.

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Will Regan (Nichols, NY) Q&A Recruiting Update

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Will Regan (2010)

Will Regan (2010)

Will Regan (Nichols, NY) Q&A Class of 2010

 

PHR: What school’s are on your list?

WR: Michigan, Maryland, Arizona State and Stanford

PHR: Do you have a favorite?

WR: No I mean it’s really open those are just the schools who have contacted me and I like.

PHR: What are you looking for in a program?

WR: Teammates I can get along with and a good school with high academics. A good school all around where you can have a good experience.

PHR: Have you taken any un-official or official visits yet?

WR: Yes, I have taken a lot of visits which include the four schools I mentioned earlier along with Duke, Providence and Penn State.

PHR: Do you have a timetable set for when you will commit?

WR: After the high school season and before the end of the AAU season.

Will Regan is a 6’8 very fundamentally skilled post player with the ability to step outside and hit the 3 pointer with a smooth looking stroke. He is a monster on the boards going after every shot that goes up on both ends. On the defensive end he has the ability to block shots and also start the break with nice crisp outlet passes to guards on the wings. He uses an array of post moves with either hand on the inside to score and also has a nice touch off the glass from either block. He will definitely be a nice addition to any team on his list with his aggressiveness on the boards and high basketball I.Q. along with playing a 100% all the time.

Roscoe Smith (Walbrook, MD) Q&A Recruiting Update

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Roscoe Smith (2010)

Roscoe Smith (2010)

 

 

Roscoe Smith (Walbrook, MD) Q&A Class of 2010

PHR: What school’s are on your list?

RS: Connecticut, Georgetown, UNC, Kansas, Maryland, Texas, Memphis, Florida, USC, UCLA, Virginia, Virginia Tech and more.

PHR: Do you have a favorite?

RS: Everybody has an equally chance right now.

PHR: What are some of the deciding factors you are looking for in a program and school?

RS: Things I am really looking for is coaching, a coach and players I can feel comfortable around and play with.

Roscoe Smith is a 6’8 extremely long and athletic wing forward who plays aggressive at both ends of the floor. He attacks the rim well with either hand and uses his athletic ability to finish strong inside. He has range out beyond the 3pt line with ease and a nice mid-range pull up jumper. He uses his long frame on the defensive end of the floor to alter and swat away shots with ease. He has a ton of upside which is why so many schools are after him for his services.

Interview with Stephan Van Treese (Lawrence North, IN) Louisville

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Stephan Van Treese

Stephan Van Treese

We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Lawrence North High School’s powerhouse, Stephan Van Treese. Weighing in at 200lbs, Treese is a 6-foot-9 power forward headed to Louisville University next year. Van Treese has outstanding athleticism, which will help him tremendously in Pitino’s up-tempo system.

We wanted to see what goes on in his head from day to day, being ranked one of the best/if not the best recruit in Indiana for the 2009 class. Besides basketball, what’s this kid do for fun? Find out after the BUMP!

Indiana HS Hoops: Van Treese (VT), what’s up? Anything new going on with you lately? Introduce yourself.

VT: Hi, my name is Stephan Van Treese. My nickname is VT. I’m usually down for whatever. More

Stephan Van Treese (Lawrence North, IN) Picks Louisville

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Stephan Van Treese

Van Treese, a 6-9 post player, has been a two-year starter for the Wildcats.

He averaged 12 points and a team-high 11 rebounds as a junior.

“I’ve always like Louisville, the school and the coaching staff, obviously, with coach (Rick) Pitino,” Van Treese said this afternoon.

Van Treese had made several unofficial visits to various schools, including to Indiana University’s Midnight Madness.

He said he was considering “Notre Dame, Michigan State, IU, UCLA and Kansas the hardest toward the end.”

Van Treese said Pitino sold him on how he would fit into the Louisville system.

“I think it’s a good fit,” Lawrence North coach Jack Keefer said. “Stephan is an outstanding athlete to be 6-9. He can run the floor probably better than anybody we’ve ever had.

“He’s a quick jumper, very athletic, and he plays very hard. Anywhere Pitino has been, his players play hard. That’s something he puts on his players, whether it’s the little guys or the big guys.”

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Isaiah Philmore (John Carroll,MD) Picks Towson

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Isaiah Philmore

Isaiah Philmore

PHR: What were the deciding factors on picking Towson?

 

IP: Just being comfortable and liking the players.

PHR: What are you looking forward to about playing in the CAA?

IP: I’m just looking to get a conference championship.

PHR: What other schools were in the running for your services?

IP: South Florida, St. Joseph and George Washington.

PHR: What are some things you like about Coach Kennedy and his staff?

IP: I like everything from coaching on the court to being cool off the court.

PHR: Has Coach Kennedy talked with you about how he plans on using you?

IP: At the 3 and doing everything on the court from shooting outside to dominating the inside.

PHR: How tough was the decision to turn down the other offers you had to the big power conferences to play at Towson?

IP: It was the toughest thing I have ever done b/c I was caught up in the hype of all the big time offers I had. After I prayed about it GOD helped me get the right college.

PHR: How hyped are you to continue playing with your AAU teammate Erique Gumbs at Towson?

IP: He is my best friend so I can’t wait to be playing with him for the next 4 years!

PHR: What team and personal goals have you set for your upcoming senior season?

IP: Be a great leader win the championship; have fun leading the team push everyone to the limit. I want to make 1st team All-Metro, Player of the year in the Metro, Gain 10 pounds to beef up to 230, be selected for the McDonald’s All-American game, be ranked top 25 in the country and only lose 5 games.

Erique Gumbs (Caravel Academy, DE) Picks Towson

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Erique Gumbs (Caravel Academy, DE) Class of 2009 Interview

Erique Gumbs (Caravel Academy, DE)

Erique Gumbs (Caravel Academy, DE)

 

 

PHR: What were the deciding factors on picking Towson?

EG: Trust was the deciding factor. I feel comfortable with school and the people there.

PHR: What other school’s were in the running for your services?

EG: George Mason, St. Joseph’s, Penn State and Michigan were others I considered.

PHR: What are you looking forward to about playing in the CAA?

EG: The strong competition every night along with the chance to win the conference championship.

PHR: What are some things you like about Coach Kennedy and his staff?

EG: The coaches are honest and trust worthy. They also have a lot that I can learn from them.

PHR: How did your summer go on the AAU circuit?

EG: My summer on the circuit was ok. I didn’t play in a lot of events as usual but I feel l did well at the events I attended.

PHR: What do you feel are the strongest points to your game?

EG: I feel that my foot work and left hand help me do things that cause problems for defenders to stop my moves.

PHR: What do you feel are the weakest points of your game?

EG: I would say that my strength is my weakness right now.

PHR: What team and personal goals do you have set for your senior season?

EG: I plan on repeating as state champions along with repeating as Gatorade POY.

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