Chaney's Recruitment Takes Off

Prior to RBK U, Allan Chaney wasn't a household name on the club circuit. Now the 6-foot-8, 220-pound senior-to-be is picking up scholarship offers from high-major schools in search of a quality big man.

At the inaugural event in Philadelphia, Allan Chaney managed to show off his skills in front of the top coaches in the country. Following the camp he showed his consistency, at the Triple "S" Harley Davidson Shootout.

"He had 19 points and 15 rebounds against the DI Greyhounds and that solidified his status as a late blooming Top 100 prospect,"'s National Recruiting Director Dave Telep said.

"Chaney has size, scoring tools and the talent to be a face up four man in any league," Telep continued. "He's a great story and clearly one of the hottest guys in 2008. His "blow up" is what makes July a special month."

Chaney, a standout at New London (Conn.) High, attributes his recent success to working hard in the off season and playing with more intensity during games.

"I've been in the gym shooting," Chaney said. "I haven't been lifting as much, but I'm getting my reps in and just playing harder. My coach always told me if I played hard then my talent would come out and I guess at RBK U that's what happened."

His talent certainly came out and college coaches took notice. Before camp Fordham, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall and Rutgers were the main schools showing interest.

Now, Chaney has scholarship offers from Florida, Boston College and Virginia. Ohio State, Texas A&M, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and West Virginia have also put in calls.

The next step for Chaney is to narrow his list and set up visits. He will attempt to both this week before he leaves to play in the adidas Super 64 in Las Vegas.

"My coach said he would be coming through on Wednesday so we can get this together and talk about all of the mid-majors that were after me and the little schools that were after and see what is going to happen as far as narrowing down the list."

To date, Chaney has been to Providence, Rhode Island, Fordham and St. Joseph. His next visit will be to Florida the first week of August.

Chaney, who holds a 3.2 GPA, said he's looking for a school where he can major in accounting or sports management. He's also looking for an opportunity to play early on.

"As far as playing I want to be able to come in and play. I don't have to come in and start, but I want to know that I can compete for minutes and get a chance to play."

The way Chaney's been getting after it lately, there are plenty of schools that will give him that opportunity.

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