Costner, a Top 25 prospect, should see his stock continue to rise as he's a skilled big man in a class that doesn't appear to be overly strong. In short, he's about to become a commodity if he hasn't already.
So far, it's been an excellent year for him. He's averaging 18 points and close to 10 rebounds a contest. In addition to the schools that saw him last week, UCLA, Georgetown and Kansas have been in. Kansas, Michigan, NC State, UNC, UConn, Florida, Seton Hall and Indiana, according to Costner, are just a few of the prominent schools he'll consider.
Right now, a school list isn't a big priority for the No. 21 junior. Look for Costner to start thinking harder about recruiting after the season. Since a few of the schools on his list are within a reasonable travel distance, he'll save his official for the farthest trips.
"I'd rather use my official visits for schools that I couldn't drive to. If I was considering UCLA, I would use a visit there because it's on the west coast instead of taking an official visit to say Seton Hall. I can drive to Seton Hall for an unofficial."
As we stated earlier, one of the unique characteristics about Costner's game is his ability to play low and face the basket. It's something he's developed through natural progression.
"I'm doing most of my scoring inside this year. I'd rather play inside. I grew up playing on the outside since I was smaller. Then I grew and I just played on the inside. Since my dad played on the inside he taught me better that way. I learned more about it from him."