Spotlight On Reggie George

MILFORD, Del. – Reggie George didn't sign anywhere last week. But the 6-9 PF from Fitchburg (MA) Notre Dame Prep sounded this weekend like a man with a plan – not to mention a good idea of where he might want to play his college ball.

Reggie George, the Illinois native went on an official visit to Iowa State last month with Cyclones guard signee and Notre Dame teammate Will Blalock. He said Friday night that ISU has offered a scholarship to him as well.

And that he's considering making a commitment at some point in the near future.

"I talk to Iowa State a lot," George said. "Will and I are best friends. I like the environment, the people, the campus."

Also on George's trail this year: George Washington, St. Joe's and Ball State. Southern Illinois, Illinois State and Indiana State offered grants last year when he was a senior at Palos Heights (IL) Shepard High.

But Iowa State looks to be in the lead. What might Larry Eustachy's squad be about to get?

George had seven points, three rebounds and a block in 11 minutes Friday night in Notre Dame's win over Fort Washington (MD) National Christian Academy.

He went for four points and eight rebounds in 15 minutes Saturday morning against Philadelphia (PA) Lutheran Christian.

"This was the best he's played in a while," Notre Dame coach Bill Barton said. "He's been struggling with intensity. He's such a laidback kid. He's got to go up and ram that ball through. He's such a nice kid – maybe too nice – but Reggie's going to be all right."

He showed some flashes here and there – a dive on the floor for a loose ball or a particularly active sequence – but he does need to start doing those things on a more consistent basis.

"Defense," George said when asked what he felt he needed to improve on. "Coach is getting me to take charges. I just want to get better all-around and get my grades up and do the things I'm supposed to do in the classroom."

He averaged 14 points and seven boards as a high school senior. He has a 19 on the ACT and needs to finish his course work this year at Notre Dame – and he should be fine from the academic standpoint.

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