Darrell Arthur, the 200 pound power forward, was quite impressive last week at the National Basketball Players Association camp. Arthur runs the floor well and gets results from it as he produced a number of dunks on the fast break at NBA camp. The 2006 senior oozes with athleticism and that's another reason he's getting so much attention from college coaches.
"It's going good," Arthur said about the recruiting process. "I really don't have a list, because I'm wide open right now. I'm supposed to narrow my schools down in the fall, and take some visits in the fall."
When pressed on the issue Arthur did say that Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas are three schools that will definitely receive visits. While he definitely wants to visit those schools there are some other people that are pushing him at a few different schools.
"Kevin Durant, he committed to Texas so him and his dad have been calling my coach and my mom asking if it would be good to go up to Texas and play with them," Arthur explained. "Donald Sloan wants to go to the same school with me and Nic Wise wants me to go to Arizona with him."
Arthur, who averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds on his way to a state title, also knows a former player at Kansas and that's one of the reasons he likes them so much.
"I like their style of play," Arthur said about Kansas. "My friend Keith Langford went to that school and all they do is run and get out there. That's my kind of style, running and just playing in transition. I like how they play in transition."
Style of play is going to be a major factor in his final decision, as is his relationship to the coaching staff.
"I'm looking for a fast running college, a college that I can be cool with my coach, relate with my coach real good, and have a coach that can prepare me to go to the NBA."
In preparation for the NBA Arthur is learning to be more mobile and play the three as well as the four. But at this point the four is where you'll find him.
"Most colleges are telling me between the three and the four," Arthur said when asked what position he was being recruited at. "I feel more comfortable at the four right now, because that's where I've been playing my whole life. But probably when I get in college they are going to go through the dribbling and shooting stuff like that, and I'll probably move out to the three."
The South Oak Cliff HS product said that he won't be committing to a school any time soon. He also said that he will narrow his school list down and begin taking visits in the fall.