Big List For Ju Ju Stone

Julyan "Ju Ju" Stone isn't well known outside of the west, but he has a large number of schools expressing interest in him. The Mountain West, Big West, WCC and WAC are all represented on Stone's list of schools...

Julyan Stone, 6-3 SR SG Goleta (Calif.) Dos Pueblos, is an intriguing prospect who is getting interest from a variety of schools. Long and lean, Stone has good ball skills and he played some point guard in the summer. We don't see him as a point at the next level, but he's a smart player and we like his upside.

We spoke with Stone the other day and he gave us a list of schools he's been hearing from lately.

"Santa Clara, Portland, Portland State, UC Santa Barbara, UNLV, Wyoming, Western Kentucky, Northern Arizona, Boise State, UC Irvine, Pepperdine, San Diego and San Diego State," said Stone. "I want to cut it down to no more than five schools by the end of the month."

Stone told us a couple of programs are near offering.

"Santa Clara kind of said they want to offer me on my trip," said Stone. "I'm going there on September 16th. And Portland is the same thing – I'm going there on Sept. 9th."

We asked Stone what he is looking for in a program.

"Academics more than anything," said Stone. "I want something that I can fall back on. The better the education you get, the better the job you can get."

When questioned about signing in the fall, Stone replied, "I'd like to sign in November, but if I feel like I can do better by waiting, then I'll wait until spring. I'm not in a rush."

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