No Change In Arthur's Status

Darrell Arthur remains the top unsigned senior in the country. caught up with his traveling team coach for the latest in his recruitment.

There are few "impact" players remaining as we head toward the spring signing period. Darrell Arthur,'s No. 12 overall senior, is one of them. The 6-foot-9 power forward out of South Oak Cliff in Dallas, is the most coveted prospect available.

"Well, I think right now the high school coach wants to wait until the spring," Jazzy Hartwell, Arthur's AAU coach said. "That's the timeline on it so far. That should hold up. We talked last night.

"Everybody is still there. He said the kind of frontrunners is Kansas and Indiana."

SMU and Baylor are holding out for the possibility Arthur opts to remain local. "They just have to keep working," Hartwell said of the Bears and Mustangs. "Maybe something might change and he might change his mind and want to stay home."

Meanwhile, Indiana and KU, according to Hartwell, are in the first cut. "I think he kind of likes Kansas, Coach Davis and Coach Self. That's the relationships he likes and that's one of the key components."

Hartwell draws a number of comparisons for Arthur but one that comes to mind often is another Texas Rashard Lewis. Both are athletic, can play on the perimeter and have that touch most big men would die for.

"I think with the dribbling, the shooting has come around. I'd like to see him polish up his skills and think about dribbling. If he can work on that I think he can get to the next level."

Will the next level be in Bloomington, Lawrence, Waco or Dallas? We're probably a month or two away from finding out.

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