|Ingram will cut list to six soon|
Ingram breaks down recruitment
Kinston (N.C.) standout Brandon Ingram has entertained interest from a throng of high major programs. Now the 6-foot-8 long, lean wing prospect is gearing up to narrow his list to six. "I haven't narrowed it down to a top six yet," Ingram told Scout.com at the adidas Gauntlet. "I plan to do that at the end of June." "I want to make a decision before school starts in August, but I know I want to narrow my list down in June," he reiterated. Ingram, who is ranks No. 40 overall in the 2015, has received scholarship offers from Duke, North Carolina, Louisville, Kentucky, Kansas, Florida, Clemson, Virginia Tech, VCU, Wake Forest and North Carolina State. Ingram has already taken one of his five official visits. He started things off with North Carolina in January. "It was pretty good," he said about his UNC official. "I got to know the guys a little bit. I got with Marcus [Paige], Kennedy [Meeks] and Brice [Johnson] a lot. We had a good time." What was UNC's pitch? "Family," he said. "It's more than just basketball. They teach that you have to become a man out there. They want me really bad. They see where I can fit in. They just put it on paper where I can fit in."
A couple weeks ago, Ingram had an in-home visit Mike Krzyzewski. He was impressed with Krzyzewski's demeanor.
"Coach K is a very down to earth guy," Ingram said. "On the court, you couldn't tell that he has the personality he has off the court. He's just a great guy. He said every good guy plays every position on the floor. He said I wouldn't just play one position. I'll play all over."
Louisville is also heavily involved with Ingram. He said they've been communicating with him quite a bit lately.
"They like me a lot," Ingram said about the Cardinals. "Coach [Rick] Pitino and coach Mike Balado have been hitting me up a lot. I actually got a call from them this week. They just told me how bad they wanted me."
One of the next steps in Ingram's recruitment is to take more college visits. He said there are a few schools that he's looking to visit.
"I know I want to visit Kentucky," he said. "I know I want to visit Kansas and Louisville. I want to visit them."
Kentucky and Kansas have been actively pursuing Ingram.
"It's been pretty good," he said about Kentucky's recruitment of him. "I've been talking to John Robic and Barry Rohrssen a lot. So it's been pretty good."
"I talk to Norm Roberts a lot," Ingram said about Kansas. "He actually hit me up [Friday] and told me to play good and hit him up after the game."
Which coaches does Ingram have the best relationships with?
"I have a great relationship with coach K, coach Pitino and coach Roy Williams," Ingram said. "I definitely have a great relationship with them, a lot of phones calls and asking me how I'm doing off the basketball court."
On the court, Ingram is showing significant improvement with his skill set and ability to attack off of the dribble. Currently regarded as a four-star recruit, Ingram is set to get a bump when Scout.com updates the 2015 player rankings.
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