Omar Wilkes Update

Omar Wilkes, one of the top two guards in the west, has been very impressive this summer. We spoke with him yesterday and he confirmed that two Pac-10 schools are showing increased interest in him...

Wilkes, 6-4 SR SG Los Angeles (Calif.) Loyola, has had a terrific spring and summer. The slender wing has been very consistent with his outside shot, knocking down shots from beyond the stripe, as well as showing off one of the best mid-range games in the west.

We spoke briefly with Omar last night and asked him about reports that Stanford and Cal have intensified their recruiting efforts. "I'd say that's accurate," said Wilkes. "Both Stanford and Cal are showing a lot of interest."

When we asked for the rest of his list, Wilkes said, "It's pretty much the same schools – Kansas, USC…and UCLA has started to show some interest too."

Wilkes said that he's still considering the possibility of attending the same school as #1 ranked center David Padgett. "I haven't played with him for a while now," Wilkes said. "But I'd still love to play with him in college." Kansas, Cal and Stanford are the schools that are recruiting both Padgett and Wilkes.

Wilkes said he doesn't anticipate a decision anytime in the near future.

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