Teague Nears Decision

INDIANPOLIS, Ind. -- Marquis Teague spoke with Scout.com following his match up with Lawrence North about the recent developments in his recruitment.

One of the hottest topics pertaining to the 2011 class in the Midwest is Marquis Teague's recruitment.

Many thought the 6-foot-3 floor general would make his decision last summer. Still undecided, Teague is looking at a spring timetable.

"My mom, my brother and my dad are going to sit down and talk about [making a decision]," Teague said. "We are supposed to come up with a decision at the end of our season whenever it's over with."

Teague, who checks in at No. 3 overall in the 2011 class, said he's down to Cincinnati, Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana and Purdue.

Teague's father and uncle played for Rick Pitino at Boston, plus Teague claimed Louisvlle as his leader last summer, so many think Louisville sits at the top of his list. But Teague says it's all even.

"Right now I'm still open," he said. "I like all of those schools a lot. No one is really in the lead right now. I'm going to take a few more visits to those schools and talk to their coaches and see what's best for me."

Teague's most recent visit was to Louisville in late January. Now he's planning a few more college trips.

"I'm supposed to go to Kentucky when they play Florida," Teague said. "I'm supposed to go down there. I'm pretty sure I'll be back to Cincinnati pretty soon. I know I'll probably go back to IU. I've been up there a lot."

So is the recruiting process starting to overwhelm Teague?

"It is because I'll be coming from practice and [coaches] want me to come down and watch their games," the top rated 2011 guard said. "It's still fun though."

While recruiting dominates the talk off the court, on the court Teague is living up to expectations in Indianapolis. He's averaging 17 points a game and has turned it up recently.

"It's been kind of inconsistent, but lately I've been picking it up the last four or five games," he said. "I've been doing pretty good and my team has been winning. For the most part I'm doing alright."

"I just want to come out and lead my team and be a point guard and get to the basket," Teague added. "I try to knock down my free throws if I get fouled, but basically I just want to lead the team."

On Wednesday at Conseco Fieldhouse in front of Rick Pitino and Tom Crean, Teague lead his team to a four-point win over in-state rival Lawrence North, who is led by Michael Chandler and Ryan Taylor.

Teague finished with 16 points and nailed six free throws in overtime to seal the win.

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