Catching Up With Jeff Teague

Since taking home MVP honors at the Spiece Run ‘n Slam, Jeff Teague has fielded all kinds of new and interesting calls. We caught up with athletic scoring point guard right after he visited one of the powerhouses in the Missouri Valley.

Southern Illinois wants Jeff Teague and so do a number of other programs. However, it was the Salukis who had him on campus last weekend.

"It's real attractive," Teague said of Chris Lowery's program. "They have real good players up there. They won some big time games this year."

Indeed they have but so has Teague. In a display of iron man basketball, Teague's Spiece Indy Heat club won its own spring tournament, a grueling 3-day event in Fort Wayne. For his efforts, Teague captured the event's MVP hardware and his recruitment has accelerated.

"I've been starting to get a lot more looks from a lot of big time colleges," Teague told

Before the event, his hardest pursuers were Southern Illinois and Purdue. Now, Xavier and Dayton are in play and pushing hard.

The Boilermakers are the lone school on the list that hasn't taken the next step and made him an offer.

"Purdue hasn't offered yet but they called and something could be going on (soon). First they want to see what my SAT scores are and we've got those back and they want to come up again for a visit."

Teague, who firmly wants to be recruited as a point guard, would like to take an unofficial visit to Wake Forest soon. "I want to be recruited as a point guard."

Shouldn't be a problem.

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