Boatright Has Clubhouse Leader

Ryan Boatright is one of the top point guards in the country and a member of's Top 100. So far, one southern school has made the biggest impression.

Ryan Boatright's ready for the summer camp season. The 5-foot-10 point guard, ranked No. 67 by out of Aurora (Ill.) East has something to prove.

"I hope move up in the rankings, of course," Boatright said. "I really think I'm too underrated. I'm better than a lot of guys that's in front of me. A lot of people haven't seen me play AAU. I want to prove to the coaches that I want to play at the next level."

Boatright plays in the footprint of Big Ten country but hasn't been much on the radar of the league's schools. Could it be because of his size? "I really don't know what is going on," Boatright said. "That could play a factor, but size is nothing to me. I've played against the best of them. Look at Allen Iverson, the league is made by the point guards."

Miami, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wake Forest, which began its relationship with him under Dino Gaudio and interest continues via Jeff Bzdelik, are interested. Frank Haith's Hurricanes are the pre-summer clubhouse leader.

"Right now they're showing the most interest out of everybody. They call all the time when they can when they're allowed too. They're just on me the heaviest. My mom talks to the head coach and me and the assistant coaches talk all the time."

Boatright, who has interest from DePaul, seems comfortable with leaving his region. "Most likely I'm probably going to get up out of this area. My whole career no Big Ten schools have been after me. I've never considered anybody except DePaul and they're in the Big East."

An athletic point with scoring prowess, Boatright's proud of his finishing ability. He's content to take his time with the recruiting process but doesn't see it dragging into the start of his senior basketball season.

"I'll probably be closing it up sometime before my senior year so I don't have to worry about and concentrate on my senior year."

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