Looney shows big improvement

Forward Kevon Looney has emerged as one of the best in the country and high-major schools are now all over his recruitment.

One of the premier players in the 2014 class is Kevon Looney. The Milwaukee (Wisc.) Hamilton High School forward has grown physically, and now his game is going to a whole new level as he prepares for the spring AAU circuit.

"High school season was alright," said Looney. "We didn't make it to state this year which was one of my goals, but we were 19-6 and had a successful season. It was a pretty good season."

One thing that really stands out about Looney now is his physical size. Last year he was around 6-foot-5 and 160 pounds, but now it is a whole different ballgame.

"I am 6-foot-8 now and since my freshman year I have gained about 25 pounds," said Looney. "I am about 185 now. I have been working real hard to gain weight."

With that added size, strength, and athleticism it is no surprise that high-major schools are showing him significant interest.

"I have Marquette, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Georgetown showing me a lot of attention," noted Looney.

The hometown Marquette Golden Eagles have done a very good job of recruiting the city of Milwaukee under the leadership of Buzz Williams. Now for them Looney is a top target.

"It is an honor," said Looney of having a Marquette offer. "I like Marquette, they are in the Big East which is a good conference. I was just honored to get the offer from them."

Also the Tennessee Volunteers have a connection to the city of Milwaukee, and they are making a strong move for Looney.

"I have watched Tennessee a lot since they had Bruce Pearl as their coach," said Looney of the Vols. "Now they have someone from Milwaukee, Jeronne Maymon, and he is doing good and likes it. Also they are in the SEC."

When it comes to picking a school Looney isn't sure when that will happen, but he does know what he will be looking for.

"I am just looking for a place with a good coach, that plays in a good conference, and plays well against good competition," said Looney.

Currently Looney is rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 17 player in the 2014 class.

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