Mostella has visits in mind

Basketball comes first at La Lumiere, and that is exactly why Detrick Mostella made the transfer.

Four-star guard Detrick Mostella made a big transition from the state of Alabama to Northern Indiana by enrolling at La Porte (Ind.) La Lumiere. The high scoring guard is adjusting to his new surroundings and at the same time beginning to think about college visits.

Temperatures are in the 50's in La Porte at night these days, and needless to say Mostella is still getting used to that, but so far so good for him at La Lumiere.

"It feels different," said Mostella of his transfer. "I'm not with my friends kicking it back in Alabama and the weather has definitely changed. It is a lot different but I like being up here a lot. I have time to do my homework and not be out on the streets. Basketball and the weight room, that is what we live for up here."

Recruiting wise a few schools have been up to La Lumiere already with more on the way.

"Western Kentucky has been up here, and then Texas A&M, Marquette, Kansas, Florida, and a couple of more are saying they will be up here in the next couple of weeks," said Mostella.

In terms of visits, three schools look to be getting them, though nothing has been completely set up yet.

"I am going to take a visit to Georgetown, Texas A&M, and SMU," noted Mostella.

Georgetown is a school that has been talked about quite a bit with Mostella, and the Hoyas style of play appeals to him.

"I like the way they play and they have recruited me hard," Mostella said of Georgetown. "They focus on defense there, and that is one thing I have been working on a lot is my defense."

When it comes to SMU, the Mustangs are trying to bring him in to be a big piece to their rebuilding project.

"I like the coaching staff," he noted. "I have been talking to Coach (Larry) Brown a lot, and he has been telling me how they will play, and how good I would be if I went there."

The Texas A&M Aggies continue to sell Mostella that he would be a major playmaker in their ball screen offense.

"I like A&M's pick and roll offense," said Mostella. "I can get my shots off of the ball screen and then get everyone else involved in the game. That is real appealing to me."

While Mostella is beginning to think about visits, he says not to expect any kind of decision until the late signing period.

"I'll be deciding after the season, but before the season I will get my list down lower so I can say for sure which schools I am considering," Mostella noted.

When the time does come for him to make his choice Mostella says that two factors in specific will help guide him.

"I am looking for a school where I can get my education and prepare me for the next level," said Mostella.


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