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Basketball: Awaiting word from two recruits

By Jeff Faraudo
Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 8:53 pm in Basketball, Recruiting.

Two high school prospects Cal is pursuing — Juan Anderson and David Kravish – took their final campus visits last weekend and could make their college decisions by the end of the week.

Castro Valley HS small forward Anderson checked out Arizona State over the weekend, and got a home visit tonight from Marquette. Cal is also very much in the picture, and Oregon is regarded as a possible player in the equation.

“He really liked Arizona State,” said Castro Valley coach Nick Jones. ”He’s talking things over with his mom and his AAU coach and trying to make sense of this whole process. I think he wants to get away, on the other hand he’s close to his family.

“He’s just trying to figure it out,” Jones said. “He’s got a lot of good choices.”

Anderson, a 6-foot-6, 200-pounder, is rated as the nation’s No. 69 overall prospects by Rivals.com, the No. 19 small forward.

Meanwhile, Kravish — a 6-9 power forward from Lee’s Summit HS in the suburbs of Kansas City – took a recruiting trip to Colorado last weekend, the last of the three schools he is seriously considering. Kravish also has visited Cal and Iowa.

“Hopefully, by the end of the week he will make a decision,” said Mike Hilbert, his coach at Lee’s Summit. “Everyone is on the same level right now . . .  he’s trying to figure it out for himself.

“At this point, after a month of intense conversations with a bunch of coaches, and three official visits, I think he’s getting worn out. He needs a couple days to not do anything. He needs to relax a little bit, then get focused and make a decision.”

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  • uh oh.

    I don’t know about the rosters at Iowa or Colorado, but I can honestly say Kravish would be getting a serious look at playing time IMMEDIATELY, and with Mike Montgomery as your coach you can’t go wrong with that!

  • Disappointed

    Anderson commits to Marquette.

    Monty has been impotent thus far as a recruiter.

    Not landing the best players in your backyard is a no-no.