August 14, 2008

Four-star PG set to visit Iowa

With a busy summer of AAU Basketball completed and his senior year in high school about to get underway, four star point guard Nick Russell is in the process of setting up official visits for the fall.

"I know I will be visiting Iowa in September," Russell said. It will either be on September 6th or 13th, but more than likely on the 6th."

The 6-foot-4 point guard, ranked #88 in the country in the 2009 class by, may also make an unofficial visit to Duke, who has not offered, during the last weekend in August. But, those plans are still up in the air.

In addition to scheduling official visits, Russell also continues to pile up scholarship offers, which now numbers over 20 in total. The latest schools to offer according to Russell include: Colorado State, Kansas State, and Texas Tech to go along with earlier offers from schools like Baylor, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Michigan, Minnesota, Marquette, Notre Dame, and Colorado.

After earlier indicating that he would like to wait until early 2009 before making his college choice, the Arlington, Texas native is now changing his tune a bit with an earlier decision now quite possible.

"My plans have kind of changed on a decision. It will be whenever I feel comfortable, then I will make my decision. I'll know when the time is right," he said.

With those thoughts in mind, does that put Iowa in good shape to land the four star point guard?

"I like Iowa a lot and I have a very high interest in them. They have very good things to offer me and I get along with the coaches really well. I don't know if I would call them a front runner, but since they are my only official visit, that would probably put them on top. But I still need to get a look at their campus," he said.

In addition to starting the process of official visits, Russell is working hard in the gym getting ready for his senior season at Grace Prep High School after improving his skills during the summer.

"Vegas went well and I played pretty decent there to finish up. I think improved my decision-making this summer and really matured as a player. I felt like I picked up my play overall," Russell said.

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