Famutimi's Recruitment Is A Big-Time Event

Wing players as good as Flint Northwestern's Olu Famutimi are always at a premium, that's why he's such an important recruit in the Class of 2003. Famutimi's AAU coach speaks on his star pupil's recruitment.

Famutimi Fills The Shoes of Some Great Ones

First it was Jason Richardson. Then, Kelvin Torbert and now … Olu Famutimi.

The 6-5 Famutimi is one of the finest wing prospects in the entire Class of 2003. He's a rare combination of explosive athletic ability mixed with defensive smarts and energy. He's a big-timer and anybody who follows recruiting knows it.

With that said, a pretty good recruiting battle waits for his services. Right now, according to Michigan Hurricanes coach Chris Grier; Duke, Missouri, Michigan, Louisville and Michigan State are in the mix strongly.

The above-mentioned Richardson and Torbert, both alums of Grier's AAU team, picked the Spartans. However, Michigan State might have some ground to make up in the race for Olu.

"I would say right now Duke and Missouri lead," Grier said. The coach further added that style of play would be one of the big factors in Olu's decision.

It's no secret that Duke wants another wing player in the Class of 2003. Luol Deng of Blair Academy and Ndudi Ebi of Westbury Christian are confirmed targets, along with Famutimi.

So, where do the Blue Devils stand? "They say they don't offer scholarships until they have a transcript (Famutimi's transcript has not been released) but they say they definitely want Olu Famutimi in a Duke uniform," Grier said.

Well, so do Louisville, Mizzou, Michigan and Michigan State so it'll be interesting to watch this one play out. Famutimi is worth the wait, that's for sure.

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