Pelle In No Hurry

Junior power forward Norvel Pelle has offers from some of the top programs in the country, but says it will be a while before he's ready to make a commitment...

Norvel Pelle, 6-8 JR PF Los Angeles (Calif.) Price, is one of the elite prospects in the country for 2011. A terrific athlete, Pelle is very quick off the floor and he's an excellent shot-blocker. His ball skills have improved a great deal in the last year and he projects as a guy that will ultimately play both inside and on the perimeter at the next level.

I spoke with Pelle recently and asked about the schools that have been in contact with him.

"There have been a lot," said Pelle. "Pretty much the whole Pac-10 has offered. Also Kansas, Texas, Miami, UConn, North Carolina…some others."

Pelle has visited Washington and UCLA. I asked him if he has any other visits planned at this time.

"Not right now," said Pelle. "I will be sitting down with my family and talking about that."

I asked Pelle if he has a time frame for making his decision.

"I'll decide during my senior year," said Pelle. "There is no hurry."

Pelle transferred from Dominguez to Price over the summer and I asked him how the transition has been.

"It's been excellent," said Pelle. "I really like it at Price."


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