Health Is Big Concern For Ferguson

With college coaches not allowed to be out at AAU events in April, July will be important for Dominique Ferguson, and he's hoping to healthy by July.

Dominique Ferguson is fighting an injury. He fought it at NBA Camp this past week and he's hoping to get it out of the way before the rigors of July.

"I can't really elevate right now," Ferguson said. "I know myself and I know I'm not the same. I could have done a lot better [at this camp], but a lot of my game relies on my athleticism and I couldn't really use that this weekend."

According to Ferguson, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound power forward, he hyper extended his knee. He's hoping to be healed by the King City Classic in early July, so he can perform at full strength in front of college coaches.

"It's going to be real big," he said of the upcoming July. "I'm trying to get 100-percent. I might take a tournament off after LeBron. I haven't really taken a tournament off yet."

Since decommitting from Kentucky after their coaching change, Ferguson has heard from a variety of schools. Among the ones involved are Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Wake Forest, Texas, DePaul, Tennessee, Arizona, Duke, West Virginia and Oklahoma.

"I finally got it to a certain amount of schools," Ferguson said. "I have a lot of schools that have been calling in regularly now. I feel like I have some pretty consistent schools that have been calling me."

Originally he was planning to take a bunch of visits in June, but he only got to see the in-state school, Indiana. He went to Bloomington (Ind.) last weekend and spent some time with their coaching staff.

"I went to Indiana last Saturday when I was hurt," he said. "I went during their elite camp, but I couldn't play. I did talk to their coaches and everything. They really just talked to me about their plan."

Ferguson is planning to make two trips after the July open period. He plans to see Duke during their elite camp and then he'll head to Gainesville (Fla.) to see what the Gators have to offer.

"I'm just playing it by here," he said about his recruitment. "It's going to happen when I feel it."

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