Bennett breaks down final five

What does Anthony Bennett like about each of five schools remaining on his list? The five-star prospect talks to about his five finalists.

Anthony Bennett has gone about the recruiting process at his own pace but on Sunday he decided that it was time to take a step forward towards making a decision.

The 6-foot-7, 230-pound Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep 2012 power forward narrowed his school list to Washington, Kentucky, Florida, UNLV and Oregon, eliminating Connecticut, Ohio State, Pittsburgh and West Virginia from his list.

Bennett explained the process of elimination to

"The coaching staffs were a big part of it, how I got along with all of them," the five-star prospect said. "Also, I sat back, watched T.V. and watched all their games to see how they played and all of them met my style of play." asked Bennett to break down the five schools remaining on his list.

Washington: "Coach (Lorenzo) Romar is real cool. He told me that most of their players would be leaving next year. He said that I have a chance to come in and start right away and put up big numbers as a freshman."

Kentucky: "They produce great players and it takes one or two years. The coaching is great, they win and I went there on a visit and saw that they had a great campus."

Florida: "The coaching staff is great. They've been in touch with my mom for like two years now. They didn't wait for my name to get big to start recruiting me; they've been around the whole time. The style of play is nice - they play inside/out - and they win games."

UNLV: "It's a big change from last year because last year they played slow but now they changed the style of play and push the ball on the break; they're a fast tempo team now. I think that style of play fits me and I'd have the chance to start right away if I go there."

Oregon: "(Oregon signee and Findlay Prep teammate) Dominic Artis was telling me that it's a pretty good spot. He went there for an official and said that all the fans and coaches were showing him love. He said it was great there. Also, if I come I'll be a big part of the team."

Bennett doesn't yet have any official visits set up, but he won't wait too long before beginning that process.

"I'll probably start taking officials next month and March," he said.

When Bennett does take those visits, he'll look at a number of factors.

"Getting along with the coaches and players, the campus, looking at the schoolwork, how they practice and how I'll get better," said Bennett.'s 9th ranked 2012 prospect has an idea of when he would like to make a decision.

"I'm just going to take all five officials and wait until the end of the season to commit," he said.

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