Sleeper in Utah

He hasn't received any national hype, but Matt Mortensen looks to be one of the better shooting guard prospects in the west for 2005...

Matt Mortensen, 6-5 JR SG Provo (Utah) Timpview, caught our eye a couple weeks ago in Las Vegas. With a good frame, long arms, big hops and a nice stroke, Mortensen has a chance to be a high major prospect.

Mortensen met with Utah recently at his high school and BYU is scheduled to visit him on April 28th. Oregon, Washington State and Marquette all contacted his high school coach last week. Utah State, Oregon State and several Ivy League schools have shown interest as well.

We asked Mortensen if he had any preference in terms of location and he replied, "not really -- I could go anywhere."

Mortensen said he plans on signing in the fall. He told us that his GPA is 3.6 and he scored 22 on the ACT.

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