Cote Set To Narrow Focus

Bernard Cote, a sophomore transfer from Kentucky via Quebec, is close to settling on some official visits. Cote's high school coach spoke about his player's current schools of interest.

Upon the conclusion of the season, sophomore power forward Bernard Cote, a 6-9 player for the Kentucky Wildcats, announced that he was leaving Lexington.

According to Cote's high school coach John DeAngelas, the native of Quebec is close to narrowing his focus. It's likely that he will take five official visits and they'll run the gamut in terms of high-major and mid-major programs.

"With the second time around, there is no room for error," DeAngelas said. "We want to mix in some high-majors [visits] with some mid-majors."

Here's what we know: Iowa, Northwestern and Illinois are good bets for official visits. Georgetown is showing interest. So are Xavier, Richmond and St. Bonaventure from the A-10. Penn State is calling too.

A host of mid-majors are in the mix and some could receive visits. From the MAC, Bowling Green, Kent State and Akron are involved. Horizon leaguer Wright State wants in and Tennessee-Chattanooga would love to be in the mix as well.

"Basically we're looking MAC [level] and up," DeAngelas said.

Look for Cote to narrow his focus to five schools that he'll visit beginning next weekend.


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