Bennett exploring options

Anthony Bennett is off to an excellent start this spring and has coast to coast attention from schools.

There has been a huge influx in talent coming from Canada to the college game in recent years, and it is showing no signs of slowing down. In the 2012 class one of the prospects from north of the border making the biggest impression is Anthony Bennett.

At 6-foot-7 and 230 pounds, Bennett is a player who has made a name for himself on the interior with his rebounding and explosive finishes around the rim. In the past year he transferred to Henderson (NV) Findlay Prep where his game has grown and he has also felt comfortable.

"The first year was great," said Bennett of Findlay. "I get better every day because I go against the best players in the country in practice."

Also for a native of Toronto, the weather in Las Vegas is something that he has grown to really like.

"It is great," explained Bennett. "In Toronto it is always snowing or cold. In Vegas it never snows. I haven't seen snow once this year, so I am very happy about that."

When it comes to his recruitment, Bennett has no shortage of schools showing him a significant amount of attention.

"A lot of schools like UConn, Xavier, West Virginia, Kentucky, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, UNLV, Oklahoma, and the list goes on," named Bennett.

At the moment Bennett is taking everything at a slow pace with his recruiting and is no hurry to narrow down his list or make any kind of quick decision.

While he doesn't know when he will make his choice, he does know the factors that he will be looking for in a school.

"I am just looking for a school that plays a fast pace," Bennett explained. "I like to get up and down the floor. I also want a school that will let me go outside and shoot some."

Currently Bennett is running with the CIA Bounce AAU program and says that he is trying to improve on his total game to be a more complete player.

"I just try to go hard all the time," said Bennett of his game. "I will take open threes if they are there, but I just try to get my teammates open and rebound. I am working on my ball handling a lot."


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