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Drew Viney, a 6-6 sharp shooting wing from Southern California, has some early thoughts on his recruitment...

Drew Viney, 6-6 JR SF Villa Park (Calif.) High, is a talented young wing with a very nice stroke to the stripe. A young-looking junior, Viney is still filling out and could end up even more athletic than he is today. We spoke with Viney recently about his recruitment and asked him if he has a list of schools that interest him.

"I'm still open and haven't really cut down my list yet," said Viney. "But some of the schools I'm leaning to right now are Washington, Cal and Michigan. I'll start narrowing down my list though sometime after the season. Arizona is another school that has a prestigious program and I'm looking at them also."

We asked Viney about the issue of leaving home to go to school.

"I'd kind of like to stay in the west," said Viney. "But I'm open to going away also. I have a lot of family in Tennessee and Ohio, so it wouldn't be a big deal to go someplace else."

Viney said he doesn't have a timeframe for making his decision.

"I'll just decide whenever I feel the time is right," said Viney.

Viney talked a little about the issues he'll consider when choosing a school.

"The academics are important," said Viney. "Also if they have one of the better teams in the country. A place where they can help me get to the next level and also an area that I'd like."

We asked Viney what he is looking for in terms of the area.

"I don't want to go someplace where there is just the school and nothing else," said Viney. "I'd lean to sompelace that has a city near it."

Viney has been on a few unofficial visits already.

"I went to Cal for a football game and also another time in early August," said Viney. "I was in Arizona last year for their senior night. And I've been to USC and UCLA."

Viney is good friends with junior point guard Kamyron Brown and we asked him about the possibility of going to college with Brown.

"We both kind of want to go to the same school," said Viney. "But we haven't talked much about it yet."

Viney told us he has a 3.1 GPA and has yet to take the SAT.


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