Schools calling on Artis

Dominic Artis opening up his recruitment has been welcome news for several schools which have called on the four-star point guard in the last week.

Since opening up his recruitment last week, 5-foot-11, 170-pound Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep 2012 point guard Dominic Artis has heard from a number of schools.

Dominic's uncle, Derrick Artis, says several programs besides UCLA have inquired about the four-star point guard.

"Memphis, Kansas, California, Oregon and Saint John's are the calls I've taken, but I don't know about the calls his stepdad or his AAU coach Mark (Olivier) has taken," Artis said.

"They all talk about visits so I would I think they're all offers. At this point in the game it's a little late to just recruit without offering."

UCLA has remained an option for Artis, despite him decommitting from the Bruins.

"They're still calling and interested," Artis said. "It's still a great situation with coach (Ben) Howland and coach (Phil) Mathews there."

As of now, the hope remains for Artis to make a fall decision.

"We hoped to make a decision by the early signing period and that's still the goal," his uncle said. "I doubt he takes all five visits; he probably takes about three. Hopefully we can get it done by the early signing period but it may have to go a little longer."

Derrick Artis says his nephew will be able to get to the next phase of his recruitment shortly.

"Probably in the next week we'll narrow it all down," he said.

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