Bellfield Puts Recruiting On Hold

Oscar Bellfield is taking a different approach to the recruiting process. The point guard still hasn't narrowed his list, doesn't have any favorites and hasn't set up any visits.

The summer didn't end how Oscar Bellfield was hoping. During his first event in July (adidas It Takes 5ive Classic), he injured his groin and it bothered him the rest of AAU season.

Nearly two months later, Bellfield is still struggling with the injury. "I'm still actually recovering from it," he said. "I've been going to therapy. The plan is to be ready for the season."

Bellfield is also starting to feel out the recruiting process. At this point he's hearing the most from San Diego State, UNLV, Oregon State and Utah. He has scholarships from all four and also claims grants from Washington State and Nevada.

"It's a lot of the same. I haven't really made any schedules for visits or even said which schools I'm really interested in yet. I think I'm just going to wait it out until the season starts up to see how things are going."

Unlike most in the 2008 class, Bellfield doesn't seem to be in any kind of hurry to make a college decision. He plans to use this high school season to see who shows up and continues to invest interest.

"I'm just playing it out right now," the 6-foot-1, 175-pound PG said. "I'm not taking anybody off the list right now."

Although a decision won't come in the near future, Bellfield does have an idea of what he's looking for in a school.

"Basically a school that is going to prepare me for the next level and also has good competition and will help make me better. I just want to be ready for the next level."

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