Landesberg Targets August For Decision's No. 23 prospect Sylven Landesberg took a big time unofficial visit last week. The native New Yorker headed to Big 12 country to get a look at the program Rick Barnes crafted.

Sylven Landesberg expected something different from his trip to Charlottesville for the NBA Players Camp. The plan was to play against some of the top talent in the country and then visit Virginia unofficially.

What he got was a trip South, a hotel room and a bout with a stomach virus.

"I went to NBA Camp and was sick," Landesberg said. "I tried to play but I threw up after the game. I stayed in the hotel and saw the campus. I'm going to go back there in August to see the coaches. Whatever I saw I saw on my own (after NBA Camp)."

The 6-foot-6 small forward, listed as the No. 23 prospect in America per, recently visited Texas. Landesberg, a student at Flushing (N.Y.) Holy Cross, wanted to get a feel for Rick Barnes' program. He went to Texas late last week.

"The Texas trip was planned. That was my first unofficial outside of the state (of New York). I told my father that I had to see Texas. It was a real nice experience down there.

"Their facilities and the way they help their players improve. The people on their staff could do a lot for me to improve my game."

The Longhorns are one of many when it comes to his list of suitors. Virginia, Georgia Tech, St. John's and Kentucky have each offered scholarships. "I'm not really sure what I want to do," Landesberg said. "Distance doesn't bother me. Leaving or staying is no big difference."

Landesberg indicated he may take an official visit or two and hopes to know by the end of August which program he wants to attend.

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