Little Rock Parkview is on the verge of having a future Razorback cager on its roster.
University of Arkansas hoops commit Aaron Ross (6-7, 200) and his brother Carlos Conley confirmed this weekend while at the Razorback Elite Camp that he was indeed going to be a Patriot this upcoming season.
"We chose Parkview because of (head coach) Al Flanigan," Conley said. "He has a strong personality and I think he can take Aaron where he needs to be."
Ross, who played at Pulaski Academy as a ninth grader after moving from Springdale, may be joined at Parkview this season by fellow Arkansas Wings 15-and-under standout Darion Griswold.
Griswold is the Dumas basketball-football standout who said he is considering the move.
"We are hoping that is the case," Conley said. "I think Coach Flanigan is only going to coach two or three more years and wants to go out with a bang."
Ross, not the most talkative young man, said he is looking forward to the change.
"I think it is going to be a lot of fun and I am excited about it," Ross said. "I am mostly doing it for school."
Ross is coming off an outstanding summer for the Arkansas Wings 15-and-under squad, including being named one of the outstanding prospects in Orlando by ESPN, which has a glowing account of his play on its website.
"I think my footwork has improved and my dribbling," Ross said. "I just tried to go out and get better."
Conley expounded on his younger brother's AAU summer.
"I thought he player well overall," Conley said. "He played a lot of minutes. One thing about him is that he is an unselfish player and every once in awhile I would have to get on to him about turning it on."
Ross committed to Arkansas back in the spring after getting his first offer – albeit tons of schools have been showing interest.
"Aaron is the type of kid that is very humble," Conley said. "He really has not gotten carried away with all the hoopla and all that. He just takes it in stride. I am proud of him and he is just committing to the books, which is one of the reasons we got this decision out of the way early."
Many schools continue to try and get Ross' attention, but it's to no avail.
"I haven't seen any of the mail because my brother just keeps that," Ross said. "I am solid with Arkansas."
Conley says that is certainly the case.
"That is a true story," Conley said. "From day one he has been getting mail from Kentucky, Tennessee, Wake Forest, Maryland, UNLV and I could go on. But all I do with it is just put it in the back of my closet. That's his choice. He's a Razorback."
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