Pocius Schedules Three Trips

Martynas Pocius didn't have a single high-major school that was legitimately on him heading into this past summer, but now he's scheduled three official visits - to three of the most successful programs in the country.

Martynas Pocius has set up a trio of visits.

According to Holderness (N.H.) head coach Jamie Gallagher, the 6-4, 185-pound Lithuanian senior shooting guard will start his official trips with Midnight Madness at Kansas, then head to Duke the following weekend before going to Arizona the weekend of Oct. 30.

``If he hasn't made up his mind after those three, he'll take two other visits," Gallagher said. "Utah would likely be one of them."

Pocius is a big-time talent who flew under the radar because of his absence on the circuit this past spring and summer. Instead of playing against the top U.S. high school talent, Pocius was instead thriving for Lithuania at the Under-18 European Championships in Spain. Pocius is a versatile offensive player who can score from the perimeter and also put up points taking it to the basket. He makes solid decisions with the ball in his hands, but will need to work on his ballhandling skills and his defense.

He admitted that Kansas was at the top of his list a year ago, primarily because the staff helped him get to the U.S.

``They were really the only big school I knew anything about," Pocius said. "I still really like them, but I want to visit the other schools to see what they're all about."

CAT TRACKS' ANALYSIS: The Cats like Poncius, but he is probably insurance in case J.P. Prince selects Vanderbilt. He is really making a name for himself and the Cats have done a nice job with his recruitment.


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