Budinger To Announce Mid-August

Circle August 17th on your calendars. A key member of the Class of 2006 will take his name off the available list. Folks, Chase Budinger is ready to decide.

Chase Budinger, currently the No. 9 ranked prospect in America by Scout.com, has reached a decision and he's going to share it at an upcoming press conference.

The La Costa Canyon standout that ran with the Southern Cal All-Stars this summer, has narrowed his choices to Arizona, UCLA and Southern Cal.

"We're having a press conference on August 17th at 1:30 p.m. at Chase's high school gym," Trent Suzuki, a family friend and Budinger's strength coach, said Friday evening.

"He's going to be announcing his decision then."

Suzuki confirmed what has been pretty much the ongoing speculation this spring and summer: Budinger will be a single-sport guy (despite being a big time volleyball player) in college.

"He's decided that he's only going to be pursuing basketball at this time," Suzuki said.

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