When it comes to his recruitment, a long list of schools are still firmly in the mix for his signature. “I would say my top schools are Miami, Seton Hall, Florida State, Harvard, Stanford, Michigan and Illinois,” said Aiken. Illinois has already offered Aiken a scholarship, and he has been impressed with how the Illini have shown him so much attention. “I like how much Illinois is interested in me,” explained Aiken. “I keep in very close contact with Coach (Dustin) Ford. The relationship we have built over the last year has been great. We have a really comfortable relationship, and I know I want to get out there and visit.” At this point Michigan hasn’t offered, but they are making it clear to Aiken that they like him a lot, and will stay involved in his recruitment. “Michigan stays in contact with me every few days,” said Aiken. “I talk to Coach LaVall (Jordan), and we have a good relationship. He doesn’t always talk basketball with me. He checks in with me about life and being a student, so that is something that is very intriguing to me. It is good to know that the coach really cares about you on a level that is more than basketball.” In terms of visits, Aiken says he wants to wait a little while so he can get the true college experience when he is on a campus. “I will wait to take my visits until after school starts so I get a feel for the campus when students are there,” noted Aiken. When the time does come for Aiken to select a school he does know what will be important to him. “I want to go to a school where I have a relationship with the head coach,” said Aiken. “Also I am looking for a place that will motivate and develop me as well as a place that is a good balance between education and athletics.”
NBPA Camp: Bryce Aiken
Four-star point guard Bryce Aiken is someone who has had an excellent spring. The floor general from New Jersey continues to add interest and offers, and so far has been good at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. “It is a really good camp,” said Aiken of the NBPA Camp. “There are a lot of high level kids and a lot of really talented players. Getting out here and being able to play with them is an honor that not a lot of kids get. I am just trying to take advantage of all the coaches that are here and everything you learn when you are here.”
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