Lucas-Perry recruitment to end this week

While at the Adidas camp Laval Lucas-Perry made it known that he would make an announcement regarding his college choice this week. Now the details are set and one of the rising players in the 2007 class will end his recruitment.

Lucas-Perry, may be a three-star recruit right now, but that could change at the end of the summer. The combo guard from Flint, Mich. has had an excellent summer and should climb up the recruiting rankings.

Lucas-Perry is holding a press conference on Wednesday at Flint Powers Catholic High School. He and his family released a press release outlining the event.

"As a student-athlete, I am very grateful for the opportunity to play collegiate basketball at one of the nation's premier institution of higher education," Lucas-Perry said in the release.

While Lucas-Perry has not narrowed down his choices officially, he has made it clear that both Arizona and Michigan are in the hunt. He told GoBlueWolverine.com that he has offers from I have (offers) from Marquette, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Indiana, Penn State, Boston College, Dayton, Oakland, and Wright State.

Sources close to the recruitment indicate that in addition to the Wolverines and Wildcats that Michigan State and Boston College have also done a good job recruiting the multi-sport talent.

Lucas-Perry, who also plays football and tennis, earned a scholarship offer after a standout performance at the Arizona Elite Camp a few months ago.

"I love the school and I love the staff," Lucas-Perry said earlier this month. "The staff is the strongest part of their program and I liked working with them."

If Lucas-Perry does select the Wildcats it would bring an end to the Jerryd Bayless saga. Both Bayless and Lucas-Perry are combo guards and it seems certain that the Wildcats will only take one more guard in the class considering wings Jamelle Horne and Zane Johnson are both verbally committed.

Lucas-Perry is not the only guard still being considered. The Cats have also been courting players like Alex Legion, Jeff Jones and others.

Arizona seems to be interested in adding two more players in the class. In addition to a combo guard the Wildcats are after a power forward in the class.


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