Keegan Hornbuckle, 6-6 JR SF North Hollywood (Calif.) Campbell Hall, is definitely someone to keep an eye on in the 2009 class. Hornbuckle has always had a nice stroke, but he showed signs in July of improving in the other areas of his game. He's started to grow into his body and he's becoming a more explosive athlete. He's got a chance to be one of the elite small forwards in the west for 2009.
I spoke with Hornbuckle recently and he said that a number of schools have been expressing interest in him.
"I'm hearing from several schools in the WCC – Gonzaga, Pepperdine and Santa Clara," said Hornbuckle. "Also, Arizona State, Washington State, Washington, Arizona, Cal, SMU, UC Santa Barbara and Colorado are some of the other ones."
I asked Hornbuckle if any schools stand out for him at this time.
"Definitely Arizona State," said Hornbuckle. "Also, SMU and Colorado. Those schools have been showing the most interest and I have interest in them."
Hornbuckle said one school has offered so far.
"Santa Clara talked to (Campbell Hall's) Coach Kelly and I guess they pretty much offered," said Hornbuckle.
Hornbuckle said a few schools are coming in to see him at Campbell Hall.
"Santa Clara was in on Tuesday," said Hornbuckle. "And Cal, SMU and Washington State are coming next Tuesday."
I asked Hornbuckle what he is looking for in a college.
"A nice campus, a school that gets good fan support, where they play in a competitive league and do well in that league," said Hornbuckle. "Location isn't really important, but I'll probably stay on the West Coast, unless there is an East Coast school that I really like."
Hornbuckle said he's in no hurry to make a decision.
"I'll probably narrow it down to a few schools after my season is done," said Hornbuckle.
Hornbuckle said he has a GPA of 2.9.
2009 Introduction: Keegan Hornbuckle
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