Today, we will be doing something different for the interview we’re posting. Instead of posting the Isaiah Austin interview as previously planned, we will be posting quotes from numerous top-50 guys we talked to this weekend at the Nike EYBL. We were able to talk to DaJuan Coleman (#3), Brandon Ashley (#4), Ricardo Ledo (#10), Rasheed Sulaimon (#14), and Tony Parker (#15), just to name a few. Go to the interviews section to see what they told us and check out our Part I and Part II recaps for the EYBL.
Brandon Ashley (#4) on his recruitment: “I’m still wide open right now, I don’t have a list yet. Towards the end of the summer I’m going to make my decision.”
Duke-commit Rasheed Sulaimon (#14) on putting together a fab-five for Duke: “I thought it would be a cool idea and I know Duke is recruiting [#5] Shabazz [Muhammad], [#19] L.J. [Rose] and [#15] Tony [Parker] hard so I thought why not put another one together.”
LJ Rose on Sulaimon’s fab-five idea and other players that have been recruiting him: “Him and Alex Murphy have been recruiting me, Shabazz [Muhammad] and Tony Parker hard. It would be fun, it would be a lot of fun. Mike Gilchrist, Quincy Miller, and Cameron Ridley have also been recruiting me.”
Tony Parker on Sulaimon’s fab-five idea and which coaches he has talked to: “It would be fun… I’ve talked to Coach K a couple of times and Thad Matta a lot of times… I have talked to Roy Williams once or twice.”
DaJuan Coleman (#3) on college: “I don’t have a list yet, I’m just taking my time with it.”
D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (#32) on his favorite schools: “Texas, Baylor, UCLA and Georgetown are my favorites right now.”
William Goodwin (#23) on who he’s talked to and what he’s looking for: “I’m looking to play right away, I’ve talked to head coaches from UCLA, Georgia, Miami, I still like Miami even though the coach isn’t there anymore, and Braxton is trying to get me to go to Florida, and some UGA players are trying to me to go there.” He also told us he plans on taking a visit to UCLA in June and he will make a decision by the end of the summer.
Jarnell Stokes (#26) on who he’s been talking to: “I was real high on Tennessee but their coach got fired. I’m out there now, I’m open. Duke, North Carolina, Memphis, and Arkansas have contacted me recently.”
Ricardo Gathers (#31) on who he’s talked to and what he’s looking for: “I’ve talked to St. John’s, West Virginia, Syracuse, Kansas, Baylor, UConn, Florida, Texas. The atmosphere and academics are really big for me.”
Nerlens Noel on who he’s talking to: “I’m going to evaluate my recruitment this summer, and will wait to visit schools until they contact me and talk to me personally so I know they really want me. Kentucky was at my school the other day, I recently talked to Georgetown. I’ve talked to my boy Ricky Ledo about schools he’s visited.”
Aaron Gordon on who he’s been talking to and his favorite schools: “Washington, Arizona, Stanford, Kansas,and New Mexico have been talking to me the most. Washington is my favorite so far… I like the way they run the program, [head coach Lorenzo] Romar is a good dude. I also like New Mexico.”
Ricardo Ledo on his recruitment and what schools have been recruiting him the hardest: “Kentucky, UConn, Texas and Providence have been recruiting me harder than anyone else.”
Justin Anderson on commiting to Maryland: “Maryland is a great place, it fits me best. I established a great relationship with the coaching staff early and I think I can make a great impact my freshman year.”