Teague's Stock Sky High

Jeff Teague went from a mid-major guy to someone that that a pair of ACC schools - and a Big Ten program - have prioritized. The Pike High (Ind.) senior point guard is looking to end his recruitment in the next four weeks.

No one may have watched his stock rise higher than Jeff Teague this summer. Chandler Parsons has a valid case as does Clint Chapman, but the Pike High (Ind.) senior point guard displayed the poise and ability that have turned him into one of the most sought-after floor leaders in the country.

Somehow, Teague remained under the radar despite playing at a high-profile high school in Indianapolis – Pike High (Ind.).

``But our AAU team didn't play in too many tournaments last year," said the 6-foot-1, 168-pound Teague.

Teague played hard – and smart this summer. He was arguably the top floor leader at an ABCD Camp that featured plenty of bigger names.

Going into the spring, it was Xavier, Dayton, Southern Illinois and a host of mid-majors. Now it's Wake Forest, Boston College, Indiana, USC, Iowa State and those that were already in the mix prior to his surge.

``It's kind of exciting," Teague admitted.

Teague still needs to get stronger, but he displayed the ability to get his teammates involved, get into the lane and either finish or distribute – and also was able to keep defenders honest with his perimeter shot.

Teague admitted that there are a trio of schools that remain in front: Wake Forest, BC and Indiana.

Teague has already scheduled unofficial visits to BC (Aug. 18), Wake (Aug. 25) and he's heading to Indiana this weekend for the Hoosiers Elite Camp.

``I like Coach (Skip) Prosser and Coach (Al) Skinner and their style of play," Teague said. "And I like IU because it's close to home. Coach Sampson seems like a real good guy."

``The NCAA stuff with Coach Sampson doesn't really affect me," he added.

``I want to go somewhere that they have good academics, because I know there's no chance I'm going to the NBA. I want to get a good education and play big-time basketball."

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