Brust Wins Appeal, Looking At Five Schools

The Ben Brust saga is nearing its end. The talented guard out of Illinois has two visits remaining and could make his college choice soon.

Ben Brust has had a heck of a ride the past few weeks.

After picking up his release from Iowa, Brust, a standout at Mundelein (Ill.) High, was expecting to look a number of schools, including a pair of Big Ten programs.

But the Big Ten put a stipulation in his release blocking him from picking a school within their conference. So Brust put in his appeal and began taking college visits.

"The appeal process went through on Friday when he was finishing up his visit to USC and on his way to the [Academic All-American game]," Brust's AAU coach Mike Weinstein said. "So he found out he won his appeal on Friday."

"He came back Sunday and Monday he went to Northwestern and Friday he's going to visit Wisconsin," he added.

According to Weinstein, Brust is looking at five programs – Wisconsin, Northwestern, Iowa, Boston College and USC.

"He's scheduled to go to Iowa one more time," Weinstein said. "He liked B.C. a lot. He liked USC a lot and then he likes the Big Ten schools. He did an unofficial to Wisconsin.

"But when he did his unofficial to Wisconsin that was when the news broke that he lost his appeal," he added. "So it went from a really fun trip to a horrible trip and he was really upset."

Following Brust's official visit to Wisconsin, the three-star prospect would still have a pair of official visits remaining.

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