Mayfield Still Has Long List

Irving (Tex.) McArthur is home to a standout power forward. Jeremy Mayfield and his AAU coach weigh in on his recruitment.

On Tuesday, McArthur High power forward Jeremy Mayfield paid an unofficial visit to TCU. The 6-foot-9 prospect has already seen Baylor and North Texas. He'll drop by Texas A&M headquarters on Thursday and LSU's unofficial visit is just around the corner.

Craig Roberts, Mayfield's AAU coach, thinks it's important that his player see the possibilities. In order to get to campuses, Mayfield will need to take some unofficials since he doesn't take the standardized test until mid-September.

"We're going to let him make the decision and we're just trying to get him all the facts," Roberts said.

Mayfield has a few official visits scheduled already. He'll travel to Nevada the weekend of Oct. 16. Nebraska landed itself an official visit the weekend of Oct. 29.

According to Roberts, Nevada and Baylor have a little edge right now. Also showing interest have been Illinois, Kansas State, Kansas, Colorado, TCU and Miami. Roberts said Illinois and Miami are good bets for visits.

Mayfield participated at various venues this summer, including the NBA Players Association Camp where he demonstrated that he's a big man who likes playing on the perimeter.

"He's not a classic post up guy," Roberts said. He's a big guy with skills. His strong suit is that he has skills. He can shoot like a two or three."

Like most kids these days, tempo is important to Mayfield.

"He wants to play an up-tempo style of ball," Roberts said. "He doesn't want structure and half court because that's not his strong suit especially. He's looking for somewhere where he can earn some playing time."


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