Ohio wing has Cats in top six

Heavily Recruited wing David Lighty from Cleveland has been putting up strong numbers so far and has his team sitting at an 18-2 mark. Cat Tracks caught up with the prospect and he discussed his season and his top schools. The Cats are heavily in on the recruit, but are waiting for a word from Lighty.

David Lighty is being heavily recruited all over the country and is Scout.com's No. 2 rated small forward in the 2006 class. The 6-5 swingman from Villa Angela HS is leading his team to a strong record, though you wouldn't know it from talking to the Ohio player.

"The season's going pretty good," Lighty said.

This is a bit of an understatement with their record. Lighty has been putting up monster numbers this season which has captured the interest of a number of top teams in the country. His numbers have him being pursued by the top programs in the country.

"I'm averaging 24 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals," Lighty said.

His numbers are very impressive, but what should be known is that a variety of defenses are being thrown at Lighty night in and night out. As his stats suggest, he has little difficulty breaking down the defenses to lead his team to victory.

"I?ve had everything thrown at me," said Lighty. "Triangle-and-two's, box-and-one's"

While Lighty has been able to overcome the strong defensive fronts, there have been some close and exciting games. Unfortunately with these close games, also comes some mixed results.

"We've had a couple of exciting games," Lighty said. "We've had a couple of overtimes. We lost one, and won the other."

Lighty has narrowed his list of potential schools to six different teams.

"I am interested in Arizona, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida and North Carolina," noted Lighty. "I don't have a leader right now."

Arizona intrigues Lighty. The Wildcats' style of play is just the tempo he is looking for. "I like Arizona's style of play going up and down the floor," he said. Lighty has not hesitated to discuss which teams have been recruiting him the hardest.

"I would say Michigan, Arizona, and Syracuse are recruiting me the hardest," he admitted. "They have been pitching to me where I will fit in."

Arizona is strong in on the top recruit and would fit in well at Arizona with the void that will form when Hassan Adams leaves. Lighty lists three things along with style of play that he is looking for in a school.

"I want a good environment, coaching staff, and players I would be comfortable with," explained Lighty.

CAT TRACKS' ANALYSIS: Lighty can certainly find all four of his essential traits at Arizona, but getting a player out of Ohio is never easy. We've heard that the staff really likes Lighty and will likely puruse him heavily.

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