December 12, 2008

Bledsoe: hot point guard commodity

Outside of No. 1 ranked prospect John Wall, four-star prospect Eric Bledsoe is the top unsigned point guard in the country. Bledsoe, 6-foot, 170-pounds out of Birmingham (Ala.) Hayes High School, momentarily flirted with an Ole Miss commitment, but now the Rebels are off his list and other schools are joining Alabama and UAB in his recruitment.

Alabama and UAB have offered this local talent, and South Florida lured him down for an unofficial visit in late November. Baylor, Memphis, Florida and Washington State are schools who have recently jumped into the mix for Bledsoe. Baylor, in fact, had an assistant in Birmingham to watch Bledsoe practice on Thursday.

With all five of his official visits still at his disposal, Bledsoe doesn't plan to get serious about his recruitment until after the season. Right now Bledsoe's focus is getting a qualifying SAT score, which he will retake this Saturday, and helping his team win ball games.

"We are doing well, and I'm playing well," said Bledsoe, who had to sit out the first five games of the season due to transferring into Hayes (10-1). "I was able to come in on the same page with my teammates and help us win games with my rebounding, assists and scoring. I just want to make my teammates better."

Bledsoe, the No. 67 ranked prospect in thee Rivals150, is averaging 20 points, ten rebounds and seven assists per game.


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