Riley Has Spring Suitors

DaShonte Riley, a former Georgetown pledge, has a new list. This coming weekend he'll visit a Big East school and has options on both coasts and a few schools in between.

One of the few signing day surprises last November dealt with DaShonte Riley. The big man out of Beverly Hills (Mich.) Detroit Country Day did not sign his letter of intent with Georgetown, thus putting himself back on the market for any college that could use a center.

"A lot of people who are going through their season are finding out that they need a guy and my phone is blowing up now," Country Day coach Kurt Keener told "He's got a group of 5-6 schools that he's interested in and will try and set up visits."

Involved with Riley is Cal, Oregon, Marquette, LSU, Syracuse and Virginia. Riley took just one official visit – to Georgetown – so he still has plenty of opportunities to see different programs.

"He can take four official visits and I think he's going to take a visit to Marquette this coming weekend and down the road I don't think he's lined up the other three just yet."

Riley, ranked No. 57 by, is going to be a nice piece of the puzzle for one high-major team. More comfortable, it seems, when the spotlight is not directly on him, Riley has the physical attributes to be a good high-level prospect.

"He's never going to be very demonstrative or emotional," Keener said. "He's played well for us averaging almost 14 points and 8 rebounds. We've got a lot of talented kids and we play up-tempo. I'm pleased with where he's at. He's playing better and getting stronger.

"A lot of times people question that he has the passion for the game and I believe he does (have the passion). He's a poker-faced kid. His personality is that he's not going to get too excited. He's got a ton of talent and he's got skills. We're 6-0 and he's happy and content with his role on the team and we'll just play it out. "

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