Two lead for elite big man

Kevin Love is one of the best big men in the country, regardless of age. and He looks to be a clear lottery pick straight out of high school, but due to the new NBA age limit, Love will be attending college, at least for one year. Cat Tracks caught up with the center in who is now listing two slight leaders.

Love has terrific size and a great build. With a 6-9 250-pound frame, Love dominates underneath and is a solid defender, but it is his toughness that sets himself apart from most other players. Despite being one of the toughest and most aggressive players in the country, Love is also a nice, well spoken individual.

"I'm looking for how they use their big man, how they run their offense," said Love about what he's looking for in a school. "I'm looking at the chemistry that the team has, and the coaches too. Like I said, chemistry is a big deal for me, how the players get along with who's there. That'll bring the whole team together, and hopefully we'll win a lot of games, because you have that chemistry."

The schools on his list are a virtual who's who of elite programs.

"I'm looking at UConn, North Carolina, Arizona, Kansas, UCLA, and Washington," Love said.

With a list of six strong programs, Love two teams that hold a slight lead for his services.

"I'd say either North Carolina or Arizona [are my leaders]," added Love.

Love however was not shy to sing his praises about Arizona, as well as the influence one former Wildcat is having on him.

"The coaches, everything they have, the guys, Salim (Stoudamire) actually has a pretty big influence on me because I'm friends with Salim," Love said. "I like everything about it. They have a great campus, they'll have great chemistry, and Coach Lute Olson is, I mean, he's great. You just feel his presence wherever he is. You know when he's in the gym."

With Arizona and North Carolina recruiting him the hardest, Love expressed that he hopes when he arrives on campus he will instantly know it is where he belongs.

"I mean that will make it easy for me, and easy for my family too so I'll see what happens," Love said.

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