Cheatham, 'Surprised' to not hear from Alford

2014 Phoenix (Ariz.) Westwind Academy power forward Zylan Cheatham has a long list of offers, including New Mexico, but is waiting to hear from new UCLA head coach Steve Alford... meanwhile the new staff at USC hasn't missed a game.

2014 Phoenix (Ariz.) Westwind Academy power forward Zylan Cheatham says no one is standing out in his recruiting process -- but that New Mexico and Arizona State have been there since "day one".

UNM's coach however is now at UCLA. Cheatham thought he'd be hearing from Steve Alford and the Bruins since the change, but says Alford hasn't reached out. "[A Bruin offer] would mean a lot," Cheatham said, "they're actually close to home, UCLA is a storied program. It would mean a lot."

While the situation with the Bruins seems very much up in the air, the new staff at USC offered and is showing plenty of interest in the four-star recruit. The three new Trojan coaches were at Cheatham's court to watch him at the EYBL. "I think it's going to be a good program," Cheatham said. "The new coach, I think he's going to come in and do some good things... He plays my style of play. He likes guys that can run and catch lobs and he has fun."

Cheatham says at the time he has no upcoming visits planned.

Follow Lindsey Thiry on Twitter

Scout Hoops Top Stories