Richard and Reginald Delk , two players that the University of Arkansas are paying a lot of attention, are both looking forward to experiencing something this week that neither one of the twins have been a part of before.
That's attending one of the prestigious summer basketball camps as they head off to the Reebok ABCD Camp that begins Wednesday in Teaneck, N.J.
"It's going to be very exciting," Richard Delk said. "It's our first time to go to one of the big shoe company summer camps and we've been told that you face the best competition there is and it really challenges you."
Point guard Richard (6-5, 180) and shooting guard Reginald (6-4, 180) burst on the national scene this spring while leading Jackson (Tenn.) Northside to the state title game and then have continued that buzz during the AAU circuit with the Mid-State Ballerz.
They are two of some 600 of the nation's top prep players headed to either the Nike, Reebok or adidas camps - all which will be going on this week and have college coaches, NBA scouts and recruiting writers scurrying between Indianapolis, Teaneck and Atlanta, where the adidas event will now be held.
"It's a big deal when you get to play in front of all these folks, but you just have to go out and do your best and not worry about who's watching and what they are thinking," Richard Delk said.
Most of the college coaches on hand know what the Delks are all about anyway and that's why they have gotten so much attention.
In addition to Arkansas, they are also getting looks from South Carolina, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Ole Miss, UAB, Miami, Illinois and DePaul. Florida and Louisville are also still paying attention although they have both gotten guard commitments recently.
"We're still getting calls from Florida and Louisville so I guess they haven't wrapped up everything yet," Richard Delk said. "I just don't know how it is all going to play out, but after we get done with AAU ball we're going to narrow it down and decide where we will take our visits."
Arkansas seems a likely destination for a visit from the nephews of former Kentucky and current NBA player Tony Delk.
"Oh, yes, we're definitely going to come up there and check it out," Richard Delk stressed. "We watched them for a long time and our uncle thinks its a place we should definitely take a close look at during the recruiting process."
The Delks could make an unofficial visit to Fayetteville in August and come back a month or so later on the Razorbacks' tab if every thing is like they expect.
"They've got very cool coaches that seem to care a lot about you," Richard Delk said. "That's good to know and another reason we are going to make it up there."
The only unofficial visit they have taken so far has been to Mississippi State.
"It's a pretty big campus and I really liked the players and the coaches," he added.
Mississippi State already has a commitment from Mississippi prep star Monta Ellis.
"They are telling us that we could all three play together at the same time and swap out as well," Richard Delk said. "That he is going there is not a big problem."
The Delks will play in the adidas Showtime National Championship in Atlanta June 15-17 and before finishing the AAU campaign in Orlando for both the Nike Super Showcase the 17-and-under national tournament in late July.
"Our team has played pretty good, but we have struggled a little bit lately," Richard Delk said. "We've just got to turn it up a notch."
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