Kane Takes Visit; Has Plenty Of Interest

DeAndre Kane is a hot name on the circuit right now. He's on the campus of a Big East school right now and might be taking another trip next week.

As the fall signing period passed and DeAndre Kane didn't sign, college coaches took notice of the Lenoir (N.C.) Patterson Prep standout.

"They've all seen him, but most of the college coaches came in and saw us in the fall asked about him and we kind of said that he was going to Pitt, but when he didn't sign that's when people turned up the heat up a little bit," Patterson coach Chris Chaney said.

"When he didn't sign everybody started calling," he continued. "I think being from Pitt and playing high school ball with DeJuan [Blair] I would think they would have the advantage, but they've got to convince him and his family."

To go with interest from the hometown school, he's also garnered looks from Seton Hall, Marquette, Connecticut and Baylor. The Pirates want him to visit next weekend and they've offered a scholarship.

Kane spent Thursday and will spend majority of Friday on the University of Pittsburgh's campus for an official visit with Jamie Dixon's Panthers.

"He's up at Pitt right now on a visit," Chaney said. "Pitt kind of helped put him here. I don't think they knew if they were going to take him or not. It's been confusing for the last couple of months."

According to Chaney, the heat has recently picked up for Kane. Pittsburgh is making him more of a priority right now, and all of the other schools involved are aggressively tracking him.

As for a timetable for the talent guard, it's up in the air. If he did decide to commit in the near future, things would look good for Pitt.

"In my opinion the only thing that he would do soon would be Pitt," Chaney said. "If he didn't do Pitt it would take time for somebody else."

Kane, who is averaging around 15 points per game this season, is having a stellar senior campaign. According to his coach, the 6-foot-3 guard is making his mark on both ends of the floor.

"He's a physical guard that can score in waves," Chaney said. "He knows how to play and has a good feel for the game. He does certain things that guards that don't usually do. He's a good rebounder and he's a tough defender. He's got the all around package."


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