Bledsoe's Star Is On The Rise

There's only one man ahead of Eric Bledsoe in the point guard pecking order. Bledsoe's star is on the rise and his list of college options reflects his status

? What a year for Eric Bledsoe! After nearly pulling off the state championship surprise, the 6-foot point guard (No. 8 PG in 2009) was named the MVP of the Alabama-Mississippi all-star game on Saturday.

However, despite scoring 12 points, dropping six assists and gathering five rebounds, the main topic he encountered during the festivities centered on his college choices. Teammates wanted to know.

"I told them I didn't know yet," Bledsoe said. "Everybody was trying to find out now."

Bledsoe's situation seems to be somewhat sluggish to develop. He's retaking the ACT this month. He has all five visits left and could theoretically take them all. Florida, Duke, Kentucky, UAB and Rutgers are on the list. Thus far, Bledsoe hasn't scheduled a trip and didn't know when he would.

Making sure he qualifies is the priority. "I'm real concerned, I'm qualifying. I'm not worried that I won't make it. I don't worry about that at all."

Here's Bledsoe's take on each program.

Florida: "They said I can come in and help the team with Kenny Boynton coming in. They don't know if Nick Calathes will stay or leave."

Duke: "They said I can come in and help really good. Greg Paulus is graduating and they don't have a true point guard because everybody is a scorer."

Kentucky: "I can come in and score and help Jodie Meeks get some good looks instead of him having to create for himself."

Rutgers: "(They) want me to come in and help Mike Rosario."

UAB: They've been on him the longest by far. "It's a good thing. They've just been there. Every time I look when we're playing I see them."

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