Decision Coming Soon For Teague

Since the beginning of his sophomore campaign Marquis Teague has stated that he'll make his college decision following his season. Now that it's over, he's singing the same tune.

Marquis Teague's sophomore season came to an end this past weekend.

The 6-foot-1, 170-pounder, who is widely known as one of the nation's top lead guards in the 2011 class, was impressive in all facets of the game this season, as he led Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike to the regionals.

"I think I had a pretty good year for the most part," Teague said. "Our team was a little up and down. We ended our season I think at 15-9. We lost in the first round of the regionals to Franklin Central."

"I had a few games where I didn't play too well, but for the most part I stayed pretty consistent," he continued. "I'm trying to get my team more involved and get myself going too. I just try to play hard and smart. I think I played pretty good this year."

Matched up against Franklin Central, which is home to Purdue signee Patrick Bade, Pike did all they could to stay in the game, and Teague even turned out the switch in the third, as he attacked the rim and got to the free throw line.

When it was said and done, Pike went down 65-62. Teague, a five-star rated prospect by Scout.com, finished with 14 points.

"I was just trying to pick it up," he said of his play in the second half. "I really wanted to win. I wanted to win bad, so I was just playing as hard as I could."

Now that the season is over, Teague will turn his attention to his recruitment. Over the past few months he's indicated that a decision would come shortly after his season, and that appears to still be the case.

"I'm going to make my decision here shortly," Teague said. "Me and my family are going to come up with a date."

"It's been pretty exciting with all of the people giving me attention, but I try not to pay too much attention to it," he said. "I was just trying to keep myself focused on my team this season and not worry too much about [recruiting]."

According to Teague, his list consists of Louisville, Purdue, Ohio State, Indiana and Cincinnati.

"I'm just ready to make my decision," Teague said. "I feel like these are my top schools and where I want to be because they are close to home. They are good schools. I just told my dad that I was ready to make it."

Teague has been doing a lot of traveling as of late. In recent weeks he's made trips to Louisville, Purdue, Indiana and Cincinnati for unofficial visits.

Tom Crean and Indiana have turned up the heat on Teague recently. They've been to a handful of his recent games and have clearly made him a priority.

"He's been to my last four games and I went down to their game and I went back in their room and he talked to me for a long time," Teague told Scout.com. "He's been on me pretty hard."

"Coach Crean is a guard coach anyways and he lets his guard control the team," Teague said.

Louisville is in strong position with Teague as well. The Cardinals have had him on campus a number of times and Rick Pitino coached his father in college. But what Teague likes about the Cards is their system.

"I like their style of play," he said. "They play hard and get after it on defense and they push it on offense and go at you and that's how I like to play."

Cincinnati, Purdue and Ohio State all have their advantages as well. Teague said he likes the way Mick Cronin handles his guards, is tempted by the Indianapolis pipeline at Purdue and likes the way Ohio State handled Mike Conley.

"With Cincinnati they let their guards go," he said. "They let them play and make decisions."

"[Purdue is] close to home and there are a lot of good players from Indianapolis going there and they play good tempo basketball and they told me they are going to push it if I go there."

"[Ohio State] produced a guard from my state, Mike Conley, so that's a big part. They know how to coach good guards and know how to win."

Now it's decision-making time. Although Teague hasn't set an immediate timetable, he said his college announcement would come in the near future.


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