Perhaps the deepest position out west in 2012 is power forward and one of the top prospects of the group is 6-foot-8, 225-pound North Hollywood (Calif.) Harvard Westlake junior Zena Edosomwan.
Over the past year, Edosomwan has gotten stronger and made strides in his game as well.
"I've been working on my ball handling and becoming a better shooter," Edosomwan said. "I just want to be the best overall player I can, because I'm looking at the next level and I'm seeing more and more big guys who can shoot and do everything.
"I just want to hone my skills and become a better player. I've been working hard in the gym. I'm always in the gym and I'm always trying to push myself."
With Edosomwan's improvement has come increased college attention and he currently holds five offers, with others showing interest.
"I have offers from Colorado, USC, Harvard, Cal Poly and San Francisco," he said. "I'm talking to Texas, Vanderbilt and Gonzaga. UCLA is also showing interest and hopefully by the end of the summer I'll have some more offers on the table."
Edosomwan doesn't list any favorites - "I like all the schools that offered," he said - and would prefer to wait until he takes visits before taking the next step in his recruitment.
"Once the time comes to take visits, you get to learn more about the schools; academics and everything," Edosomwan said.
A well spoken and intelligent kid, Edosomwan is hearing from the Ivy League and taking that attention seriously.
"I'm very serious about the Ivy League schools," he said. "If you look this year at Princeton versus Kentucky, how close of a game that was, it shows you the improvement that the Ivy League schools are making."
When it comes down to making a final decision, Edosomwan says that he'll lean on the advice of his family.
"I'll discuss everything with my parents," he said. "I know people will tell you a lot of things to steer you here or there but family will help make a good decision. When the time comes, I'll be ready."
Edosomwan at five offers
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