Mark Lovein Update

Mark Lovein, a 6-8 junior power forward from Esperanza in Anaheim (Calif.), is drawing some interest at the mid-major level...

Mark Lovein, 6-8 JR PF Anaheim (Calif.) Esperanza, told us recently that he's been receiving mail from Pepperdine, Santa Barbara and Boston University, among others.

Lovein said he doesn't have a leader yet, but does like Santa Barbara. "I'd like to stay local, on the West Coast," Lovein said.

Look for Lovein to make a decision sometime after the summer. "I'd like to make a fairly early decision," Lovein said. "Before my senior season."

Pretty much unknown prior to last year, Lovein had a very good junior season for Esperanza, averaging 20 points and 11 rebounds a game.

Lovein said he has a 3.3 GPA. He took the SAT recently, but hasn't yet received the results from the test.

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