Big decisons on the way

Kyle Anderson and Perry Ellis are set to make their decisions this week. Who is contention? What's the scuttlebutt?

Big decisions are coming this week.

Early Tuesday, Kyle Anderson will make his college decision public and a day later at a press conference at his high school Perry Ellis will announce where he will play college basketball.

Anderson and Ellis have completely different lists, but their decisions will affect college basketball in a big way.

Anderson's list consists of Seton Hall, UCLA, St. John's, Florida and Georgetown. He has taken visits to all five of the schools involved.

Although Anderson, a five-star prospect, is considering all five schools, some believe behind the scenes he may be looking closer at Seton Hall and UCLA.

The Pirates have a lot riding on this decision. This is the type of recruit that could change the perception of their program and possibly the direction.

Kevin Willard and staff have done a terrific job recruiting the No. 4 overall prospect and have done a great job of getting him to their campus for visits. Seton Hall will get a final crack tonight, as they go in-home with Anderson.

The Bruins already hold commitments from a top 100 lead guard and wing, adding Anderson to their class would catapult them into the top 10 of the recruiting class rankings.

But more importantly it would give UCLA an immediate boost in the play-making department. A guy like Anderson can play a handful of positions and affect the game in a variety of ways.

Ellis has list that consists of Kansas, Kentucky, Kansas State and the local school Wichita State.

The school of thought for quite some time has centered on Kansas as the leader in the Ellis sweepstakes. Just 170 miles from his hometown, Bill Self and his staff were able to get him on campus early and often.

Kansas has Zach Peters on board in the 2012 class, but adding Ellis would immediately boost their frontline. They are in a battle with Arizona for Kaleb Tarczewski and picking up a highly regarded power forward could only help them with the five-star center.

Outside of Kansas, the Kentucky Wildcats seem like the school that has received the most play in the Ellis recruitment.

Kentucky made an impression on Ellis, the No. 33 overall recruit in the 2012 class, with an unofficial visit as an underclassman. The Cats followed him in July and completed their in-home visit late last week.

Ellis will make his decision official on Wednesday in front of his student body and family at Wichita (Kans.) Heights gymnasium at 3:45 ET.

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