Forward Anthony Bennett, a consensus top 10 basketball recruit, talks about the five schools on his list during an interview with Five Star Basketball.
“Washington is a good school on the West Coast and the conference is tough,” said the 6 -8, 230-pound senior at Findlay Prep in Nevada.
The other schools he’s considering are Oregon, Kentucky, Florida and UNLV.
The Rebels believe they have a good chance at landing Bennett.
Bennett, a native of Brampton, Ontario, doesn’t go into great detail and explain how and why each school landed on his list. He also has yet to make any official visits.
The regular signing period begins April 11.
Washington will have at least one scholarship available when senior Darnell Gant leaves. The Huskies are the only Pac-12 school without a signed 2012 recruit.
WEDNESDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Doug Haller at the Arizona Republic reports Arizona State junior guard Trent Lockett, the Sun Devils’ best player, had a recent setback with his injured right ankle and may not play Thursday.
— Here’s our write-up in today’s newspaper on Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
— Steve Kelley checks in on Isaiah Thomas, who said: “This is the funnest time of my life. This is what I dreamed of doing.”
— Bud Withers takes a look at the Pac-12 race.
— After a tumultuous offseason, Arizona guard Kevin Parrom needed to recover mentally before being able to contribute on the on the basketball court.
— Patrick Finley at the Arizona Daily Star puts together the all-Pac-12 defections team. It’s a pretty good squad. Not sure about the team chemistry, but it could beat many teams in the conference.
— Arizona is one of nine teams picked to wear Nike’s Hyper Elite Platinum Basketball uniforms.
— Despite the loss of its best player – Josh Watkins – Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak wants the Utes to play better defense.
— In regards to the Pac-12, virtually no change in the NCAA tournament projection from ESPN bracket guru Joe Lunardi. He believes only two teams will make it. He’s got California as a No. 9 seed and Stanford taking a No. 12 seed.