Oakes Is One To Watch

Chris Oakes, a 6-8 junior post from Castlemont in Oakland, is flying somewhat under the radar at this point. We expect that to change as more people see him in the summer...

Chris Oakes, 6-8 JR PF Oakland (Calif.) Castlemont, isn't yet well-known outside of the west, but we liked what we saw from him in Houston. Long and active, Oakes has good hands and feet. He's a high-major prospect in our opinion and we expect to see a number of schools get involved by July.

We spoke with Oakes in Houston and asked him about the schools that have been expressing interest so far.

"I've heard from Kansas, Utah and Stanford," said Oakes. "Utah is supposed to come to my school next Thursday."

We asked if he has a favorite school at this point and Oakes replied, "I really like Stanford."

Oakes said he plans on taking his time with the decision and he'll definitely take some visits.

Oakes told us he has a 2.9 GPA and is scheduled to take the SAT on May 1st.

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