Ogelsby talks ASU visit

The official visit circuit for Josh Ogelsby ended with a trip to Arizona State, and now the Iowa shooting guard will ponder all of his options before he decides on which school to pledge to. Devils Digest caught up Ogelsby following his Tempe visit.

"I thought it went really well," said the 6-5 180 Josh Ogelsby. "I like coach Sendek and I think he's taking this program in the right direction. This was my first time visiting here and I didn't expect it to be this nice. I saw all the facilities, met the (ASU) President, and talked to the academic advisors. I thought the dorms were immaculate compared to the other places I visited.

"The practice facility is very nice and it's cool that the players can go there whenever and get their shots up when they need to. They also have a lounge where the players can hang out."

Josh Oglesby is a three-star recruit and is ranked by Scout.com as the 34th best shooting guard in his class. He averaged a team-best 16.3 points per game as a junior and led George Washington High School to a 14-9 mark losing to eventual state champion Ames in the Class AAAA quarterfinals. He averaged 11 points per game as a sophomore.

"The Arizona State coaches really like my shooting range and my feel for the game," Oglesby said. "They also like my basketball IQ. I'm not a player that will go to the hole and dunk on someone, but once I get stronger I can be better at some my aspects that I need to improve on now."

Oglesby already visited Iowa and Minnesota, and has canceled a visit this coming weekend with Illinois since he has dropped them from consideration.

"My opinion about Arizona State changed after this visit," Oglesby admitted, "but at the same time I also really like the other two (schools). I'm going to have a tough decision and I've been talking to my parents and praying each night. Hopefully God will lead me in the right direction and I hope my decision in two weeks is clear to me because right now it's up in the air."

Needless to say judging by his final list of schools that his regard or disregard to distance from his home will play a major factor in his eventual resolution.

"I was told that when you're a coach you don't just recruit players from the Midwest," Oglesby commented. "You recruit players from all over the country. So I can spread my wings and go wherever I want to go and meet new people. Wherever you go to college is most times where you will end up living. But at the same time it would be nice to play in front of my family.

"So those are the two different options I have. I'm looking for a school where I can talk to the coach where it can be friendship relationship and also a coaching relationship at the same time."

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