Likely A Spring Signee
Guys like James Lang and Vakeaton Wafer stand out as two of the bigger movers and shakers of the year. Somehow, lost in the shuffle of top newcomers to the national scene is Baton Rouge's Brandon Bass. Maybe it's because the 6-7 power forward plays like a wily AAU veteran or maybe it's because he has the body of a college basketball player already.
"I put in some work for it being my first time out," Bass said of his spring and summer exploits with the New Orleans Jazz.
Bass' spring led to increased attention from many national programs. He says that Mississippi State, LSU, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Miami, Missouri, Tennessee and Southern Cal are recruiting him the hardest. So who's offered? "All of them. I tell them that I just haven't narrowed the list down yet. It'll be soon, though."
Bass says he doesn't have a single visit set up but everyone asks him for one. So what is he looking for to spark his interest in a program? "The area and my interest in the school – the history of the school, style of play and where'll be playing at." Bass said he wants to play the small forward but start off at the power forward and expand his game.
"It'll probably be the spring when I sign but my list will be narrowed in the fall. It would be a big conflict if I would sign early."
Amidst all of the hoopla, Bass understands how important it was that he used his time well since April. "I thank God for how far I've come. I came out of nowhere."