Victor Rudd, 6-8 JR PF Van Nuys (Calif.) High, is one of the more promising prospects in the west for 2009. Rudd has small forward ball skills, he's a very good athlete, and he's got an excellent body. If he plays beyond college basketball it will be as a small forward, but I'm projecting him as a power forward at the college level. Whatever position he plays, though, Rudd has a big upside. With a little more focused approach, he has a chance to be a big-time player.
I spoke with Bill Hankins, Rudd's guardian and club team coach with 2D1 Academy, about Rudd's recruitment recently.
"He's still very interested in USC and he's been to the campus," said Hankins. "Loyola Marymount is in the picture now that Coach Bayno is on board there. Kansas, Tennessee and Memphis have all been calling as well."
I asked Hankins about the issues that might influence his decision.
"He wants to be close to home, which is why I think LMU has a really good shot," said Hankins. "They're trying to get players that can help them compete on a national level and they're looking to recruit athletes on the wing like Victor. But USC is also very high on his list. We haven't heard much from UCLA, but they're another local school that Victor would be intererested in."
Hankins said Rudd currently has a 3.0 GPA.
Location May Be Factor For Rudd
Scout Hoops Top Stories
adidas: McCormack talks recent visitsFORT WORTH, Tex - Four-star big man David McCormack was a dominant force at the adidas Gauntlet and talked about his recent unofficial visits to Kentucky and Louisville.
Scout HoopsYesterday at 8:17 PM
adidas: Wilson makes a statementFORT WORTH, Tex - It was a big night for class of 2019 wing Jalen Wilson. Already emerging as a priority recruit from the Lonestar State, Wilson proved he could be one of the…
Scout HoopsYesterday at 12:44 AM
adidas: Mathis shines on night oneFORT WORTH - On night one of the adidas Gauntlet there were some marquee matchups, but it was Montez Mathis who shined as brightly as anybody.
Scout HoopsYesterday at 12:27 AM
EYBL: Jaylen Hoard adjusts to ball in the USHAMPTON, Va. -- Five-star forward Jaylen Hoard talked to Scout about the adjustments of playing ball in the U.S. compared to France, plus he discussed some of the schools in the…
Scout HoopsFriday at 10:11 PM