Keith Wooden and Others Enjoy Tempe Visit

Power Forward Keith Wooden, along with fellow Power Forwards Wilfried Fameni and Chris Low were all on an official visit to ASU this past weekend. Here's what they had to say about their visit, and the probability of them becoming part of ASU's 2003 recruiting class.

The 6-8 Wooden said in response to his visit: "I fell in love with the campus the minute I got here…It's been nice. I like the campus. It's great that you can wear shorts all the time (smile)." The Lawrence, KS player said that he enjoyed visiting with the Sun Devil players. "We went and hung out with some of the players on campus, and we got to see the city a little. It's been fun." ASU senior Tommie Smith, who reportedly has had a very productive off-season, has caught the eye of Wooden. "Tommie's real nice. He's a great player, and he'll be a good one at the next level." When we asked him about his skills, he replied: "I need to get stronger so I can bang down low. I need to work on my jumper too, because I like to step outside a lot. I'm a lot quicker than most men my size, so I can get by them." The Power Forward did acknowledge that ASU has been his leader for the last few weeks, and naturally an pleasurable visit did nothing to change his feelings. So what will it take for him to don the Maroon and Gold in the 2003-04 season? " My Mom told me to take a visit out here before I decided on anything. I don't know when I'll make my decision. I need to talk to my Mom. If she feels that I'm comfortable enough with the decision, then she'll let me make it. I just have to talk to her first"

Wilfried Fameni, just like current ASU player Serge Angounou, hails from Cameroon and the thought of playing with his fellow countryman hasn't escaped his mind. "I like playing with Serge. He's an unselfish player, and that's how I am. I play for the team. It can be nice playing with him." Fameni has enjoyed his time in Tempe on his visit. "It's been pretty nice. I had a chance to visit the campus, and hang out with the players. Tonight we're gonna see the Football game. I feel very good on the visit." The 6-8 Power Forward has also been extremely impressed by the play of Tommie Smith, as well as Jason Braxton while playing in a pickup game during his visit. The Amelia Academy, VA student is naturally also looking at colleges close to his high school. Among his list of schools are Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Tulane, William&Mary, and Wisconsin. "I'm visiting Tulane on September 14th, and maybe West Virginia next weekend (September 7th)." While it is somewhat peculiar that the Sun Devils are the only team is looking at on the West Coast, that fact doesn't phase him at the least. "I don't mind where I play. ASU is ranked pretty high. They're in my top three." Fameni expects to make a decision sometime in October.

To stay in Texas or not? That's the question that's more than likely to determine which college 6-8 Power Forward Chris Low will end up at. "It would be good for my parents if I stayed close, because they could see all my games. But realistically I need to go to the best place where I can fit in athletically and academically." For now, he has enjoyed his time away from home on his official visit to ASU. "It's a lot of fun. It's a real neat place. I like the campus and I like the coaching staff." Low lists his versatility as one of his stronger attributes. "I can go inside and out. My weak points are I need to work on strength and my ball handling." The Gorman, TX native is taking a hard look at the lone star state schools of SMU and TCU. Nevertheless, he says: "It could be that ASU is my #1 school outside of Texas. I'm also looking at Indiana and Virginia. All Those schools are great on the court and academically." Low said he will visit Indiana on September 20th, and may visit Virginia at a date to be determined later.

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