Road Report: Teague Talks Recruiting

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It wasn't Marques Teague's best game of the year, but the highly regarded 2011 prospect was happy with the out come of Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike's game against Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence Central on Friday.

Out of the gate it looked liked Marques Teague was primed for a big game.

Using his speed and athleticism, the 6-foot-1 lead guard got by defenders and into the lane and began quickly tossing out assists. In just three minutes of play, he'd already recorded a trio of assists.

Still attacking, Teague began looking to create a look or two for himself, but he just couldn't get much to fall, as he missed a number of lay ups he usually would finish with ease.

For the game Teague went just 3-for-13 from the field, scoring seven points and tallying seven assists.

"I didn't play as well as I could, but my teammates picked it up for me," Teague told Scout.com after the game. "I was slacking off, but we played good. Defensively we were working together and we played strong and as a team and we got the win."

"I think I played hard I just wasn't making shots," he continued. "I was looking for my teammates and they were making shots."

Despite a so-so game by Teague's standards, he still managed to show off his talent and got after it on the defensive end. He's extremely quick, has a strong handle and has exceptional court vision.

"I like to attack and I just like to play hard and get in you and play defense," Teague said. "That's how I like to play."

Teague, who is ranked No. 2 on Scout.com's 2011 point guard list, has been a target for college coaches for over a year now and against Lawrence Central, Illinois had assistant Jay Price in the town to check him out.

Other than Illinois, Teague said he's hearing from Louisville, Cincinnati, Purdue, Wake Forest, Indiana, Texas, Florida and Ohio State. Of the group he claims offers from everyone except Illinois, Texas and Florida.

"It's been really good," Teague said of his recruitment. "I'm still open and I have a lot of options. I'm having fun with it for the most part."

"At first I wasn't really a high profile player, but it just started to happen around 7th grade," he continued. "I wasn't really expecting it, but it all kind of came."

Teague is the younger brother of current Wake Forest standout Jeff Teague. Having already watched his brother go through the rigors of recruiting, Teague has a slight leg up.

"It's going to help me, but I'm still going to have to work," he said. "It is going to give me an extra lead on things."

Since his recruitment began early, Teague has already been out and about checking out college campuses. Thus far he's taken trips to Louisville, Wake forest, Purdue, Indiana, Cincinnati and Ohio State.

Most recently Teague took a trip to Louisville (Ky.) to check in with the Cardinals program.

"I liked that a lot," Teague said about his visit to Louisville. "Coach Pitino and his staff are really cool guys. I enjoyed being down there. They treated me nice and I enjoyed being down there."

Teague's brother is currently putting up big numbers at Wake Forest and has the look of a future pro basketball player. But the younger Teague admitted that his brother's decision to play at Wake Forest wouldn't play into his.

"It's not going to factor into [my decision], but I do like their program a lot," Teague said. "I like what they have to offer, but I'm not deciding off my brother."

In just the beginning of his sophomore season, Teague doesn't want to rush the process. He's got a goal for his high school season and he's more focused on that than his future college.

"I'm just focused on winning a state championship with my high school team. That's it right now"


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