Graves Has Four With A Leader

Cincinnati Hughes Top 100 prospect Adrion Graves is heading out of town this weekend. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard is about to embark on a pair of unofficial visits.

The rule with official visits is pretty simple. To take them, you must have posted a score on the standardized test in order to be afforded the luxury of a paid visit. Adrion Graves, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of Cincinnati Hughes will take the test on Oct. 22.

In the interim, Graves will take two unofficial visits on his own dime.

"As of right now I'm really thinking about taking two unofficials," Graves said. "That's what I'm looking forward to. I'm going to Tennessee and Pittsburgh. Tennessee is going to be Saturday and Pittsburgh is the following week."

Graves is looking at slightly less than a handful of schools while still fielding phone calls from others.

"I've narrowed it down to four: Xavier, Seton Hall, Pittsburgh and Tennessee," Graves said. "Illinois did call today and Missouri called (on Wednesday). They might have came too late. But I'll call Illinois back to see where they're at."

Right now, the Musketeers are the team to catch.

"Xavier is leading. They've shown more interest. The coaches, I see more of them or hear from them more than any other coaches. I hear from them and get calls from them."

When it's all said and done, Graves said the most important thing to him in making the decision is going to be the stability of the coach, quite a unique and insightful question. It's a topic he addresses with each head coach recruiting him.

"The extension of how long the coach is going to be there (is important)," Graves said. "If I'm going to be there I want him to be there. I ask the coaches face to face and personally what your extension is. Are you going to be there as long as it takes for me to graduate?"

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