Horton Having Good Year

When your brother is a big time player at Michigan the recruiting game is nothing new to you. Jason Horton, a junior point man, is ready to experience the process for himself.

Playoffs Start This Week

Jason Horton and Cedar Hill are ready for the playoffs. At 27-2, they are sitting pretty and will take on Monterey this Friday. Horton is averaging 17 points and 7 assists as a junior.

Horton, a guard with Team Texas on the AAU circuit, is the brother of Michigan standout Daniel Horton. Clearly, he understands the recruiting process a little bit better than some of his peers. "I know that you have to choose a school with a combination of academics and athletics," Jason Horton said. "You have to pick the right situation. It's not about the name of the school. It's got to be the right fit.

"I approach it openly and I listen to anything people have to say and just have an open mind. I pray about it and talk to my family."

So far, Georgia, Arizona, Arizona State, Florida State, Missouri, Texas, Stanford, Michigan, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Texas A&M have been in to see him. "Missouri, Texas, Florida State and Arizona State are probably on the top of my list right now."

And what about Michigan? "I really don't see it being the right fit because me and my brother play the same position and I wouldn't want to compete against him. If he's not there, then I could go up there and be successful too."

Guys like his brother and Chris Bosh have gone from high school ball in Texas to early success on the college level. Horton said it motivates him. "It does to see people like my brother and Raymond Felton and Ike [Diogu] and Chris [Bosh] being successful. Last year they were playing in the state playoffs. It gives me a lot of confidence."


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