Looney updates his recruitment

Kevon Looney is one of the hardest playing guys in the country, and it is no surprise his school list is a collection of top programs.

Five-star power forward Kevon Looney again proved his worth with a strong performance at the Chicago Classic. The Wisconsin Running Rebels forward was dominant at times rebounding the ball, and showed his developing offensive skill. With that combination college coaches all over the country have him as a priority.

For the 6-foot-8 Looney this has been a good spring. Despite not being the most individually talented team, the Running Rebels have advanced far in numerous tournaments and Looney is a huge reason why.

"The spring has been good to me," said Looney. "I had a lot of great fun and we are just out here trying to win tournaments."

Recruiting wise things are staying busy, but Looney is only giving his phone number out to the schools that have consistently been there recruiting him.

"I'm not sure about visits yet, but I did give my phone number to a couple of coaches," noted Looney. "I have given my number to the schools that stay in contact the most like Tennessee, Duke, Florida, Michigan, Michigan State, Maryland, Georgetown, and Wisconsin."

Looney made an unofficial visit to Tennessee, and says the Vols have made a nice impression on him.

"Tennessee has a great campus and is a great school," Looney explained. "I like the coaching staff. Coach (Cuonzo) Martin and Coach (Tracy) Webster are great people."

Earlier in the spring Looney noted that he and his parents would like to make a visit to Duke. While that hasn't been set up yet, the Blue Devils continue to stay in touch.

"We have been building that relationship," said Looney of Duke. "My parents like (Coach Krzyzewski) a lot and we are still contemplating a trip to Duke."

Two schools from the state of Michigan are also pursuing him very hard. Both the Wolverines and the Spartans are making it known to Looney that he is a priority recruit.

"Michigan is a great school," said Looney. "They have players like me, and they went to the championship game last year and obviously that is a great thing. I just like their program."

He continued talking about Michigan State, "Coach (Tom) Izzo is a great person and Coach (Dane) Fife is a great person as well. They have a good team and I think I would be a good fit with them."

For now Looney and his parents are taking everything slow, but he does know what he is looking for in a school.

"I would say the coaches and talking to them, we just try to gauge them and see if we can trust them," explained Looney. "Also we look at the academics mostly."


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