Rabb keeping options open

Ivan Rabb is one of the top players in 2015. Read on to see where his recruitment stands, thoughts on Arizona, and much more.

Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O' Dowd power forward Ivan Rabb cemented his five-star ranking this past weekend with an impressive performance at the Nike EYBL.

The 6-foot-9, 200-pound athlete has come a long way in a year and acknowledges that he is still improving.

"I am a lot stronger and a lot more vocal on defense," Rabb said. "I demand the ball more on offense. I try to be a good player and a great teammate."

It is those qualities and more that have made Rabb such a high demand recruit as he continues to see his recruitment heat up.

"Recruiting is going well," he said. "The offers keep picking up and I have been looking at all the schools and taking my time with my decision."

Rabb has offers from numerous schools throughout the country, but is not yet ready to look for any favorites among the,.

"Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, Kansas, UConn, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Ohio State are my major offers," he said. "I don't have any leaders right now. They are all schools and that I looked at. They have all had major players and I am interested in all of them."

As far as Arizona is concerned, Rabb says that he is impressed with its personnel and how the Wildcats have recruited him so far.

"Arizona has had good guards and a lot of good bigs," Rabb said. "I like their coaches. They show me a lot of love and I really like Arizona."

There is plenty of factors that will go into Rabb's decision, but the biggest one may not necessarily be related to basketball.

"I will be looking at not only the basketball, but the academics," he said. "I work hard on the court, but I also work hard every year to get better in the classroom. It is not just about basketball, it's about academics too."

As far as a decision goes, Rabb does not have an exact timeline, but does have a general idea of when he would like to see his recruitment come to an end.

"Probably my late in my junior year or when I am a senior," he said. I am not in a rush at all and I just want to make the best decision for my family and I."


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