Sherman Is Down To Three

Garrick Sherman has taken a handful of unofficial visits recently and has picked up scholarship offers along the way. The talented big also cut his list down to a pair of Big Ten schools and a Big East program.

Garrick Sherman isn't too far away from making his collegiate decision. The junior standout at Kenton (Ohio) High has his list of schools down to a trio of high major schools.

"I have it narrowed down to a few schools -- Purdue, Notre Dame and Michigan State," Sherman said. With Michigan State being the top choice and Notre Dame slightly higher than Purdue.

The 6-foot-10, 235-pound post prospect claims scholarship offers from all three schools and he's already taken unofficial visits to each university. His latest trip was to Notre Dame when they took on Syracuse.

"Coach [Mike] Brey has a great style and it really fits my game because my passing skills are something that I think I have more ability to do more in college than I did in high school," Sherman said.

"He has his big men play on the wing some and of course the success that Luke Harangody has had. Coach Brey said my skills are kind of comparable to him, which is a great compliment."

While Sherman was impressed with Notre Dame, it appears that Michigan State is the slight leader at this point. He went to East Lansing (Mich.) recently for their game against Iowa and he liked the environment at MSU.

"I just really like the whole atmosphere," the three-star prospect said. "It's a great atmosphere and they've had a great decade since Coach [Tom] Izzo has been there. He's just a great coach."

The other Big Ten program on his list, Purdue, has had Sherman on campus as well. The talented big man likes the fact that the Boilermakers are in the Big Ten and they've done a great job recruiting him.

"Coach Painter is a great coach," Sherman said. "He's been in contact with me for a long time. We went down and visited the campus in the fall and I really liked the campus. It's a Big Ten school also."

Sherman, who averaged 23 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks a game, said he's looking to get a good feel for each school before he makes his decision. That decision could come soon, or it could be a few months away.

"I'm not sure yet," he responded when asked about a timetable on his decision. "It could be weeks now or it could be a couple of months. It could be six months. It's just whenever it feels like it's the right time for me."

Last year Sherman played with the Spiece Indy Heat 16's squad, but he's opted to go back to the team he played with his freshman year, Columbus Basketball Club, for this upcoming AAU circuit.

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