Ashley Starts To Jump Into Process

The nation's top rated power forward in the 2012 class has a number of high majors knocking on his door. He's yet to narrow his list, but it could come soon.

As Brandon Ashley's junior season trudges along, the 6-foot-8, 205-pound power forward, is starting to take a stronger look at his recruitment.

A highly regarded prospect that ranks among the top 10 prospects in the 2012 class, Ashley has plenty of college interest. In fact, high major programs have been on him for quite some time.

Ashley claims early offers from the entire PAC-10, Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech. North Carolina is also involved.

"Recruiting is actually going pretty good," Ashley told "A lot of coaches have layed off because they are in the season, but it's still going pretty good."

"It's something that I'm definitely jumping into more," he added. "I'm going to start narrowing down my list. But so far I'm still pretty wide open. I'm going to wait until the summer begins before I make any decisions on where I want to go."

Ashley, who plans to narrow his list shortly after the high school season, has taken unofficial visits to California and Stanford during the season. With that said, the five-star prospect doesn't claim a favorite.

"It's all pretty equal," Ashley said. "I don't really have a favorite at a moment."

"It's definitely going to come down to which school I'm feeling and which school I fit into best," he said. "I'm just looking for the best fit for me team wise, coaching wise and where I can make an immediate impact."

On the court, Ashley is enjoying a solid junior season. His team is winning and that's the most important factor for the Oakland (Calif.) Bishop O'Dowd product.

"My junior season has been going great honestly," he said. "My team is doing really well. We are 15-3 right now. I can't complain at all. The team is doing good and I'm doing good so everything is good so far."

"I'm having a pretty good season," he added. "I've been a little up and down at times. I've had a 29 and 28 point game within a couple weeks of each other."

Ashley, who ranks as the No. 1 power forward in the 2012 class, described his game as versatile.

"I'm just a versatile big," Ashley explained. "I have a solid mid-range game, good handle and great footwork in the post. I'm just pretty versatile."

As he has the past few summers, Ashley will run with the Oakland Soldiers on the spring and summer circuit.

Scout Hoops Top Stories