Recruit Update – Ben Aird

Any school looking to sign the 6-foot-10 Ben Aird from Bountiful, Utah will have their work cut out for them. Total Blue Sports caught up with Aird to see how his summer has gone and what teams are already hot on the trail for the junior-to-be.

As the only sophomore in Utah to be named first team 4A all-state, Ben Aird of Bountiful will have his pick of schools when it comes time to choose.

"I'm hearing the most from Stanford, BYU, Utah, Washington State, Georgia Tech, Baylor, UCLA, USC, and Arizona," Aird said. "Right now I'm most interested in the Pac-10 [schools]."

So far, the only offer that Aird has is from University of Utah, who offered him during his freshman year.

Aird is currently 6-foot-10 and weighs 250 pounds. During his sophomore year at Bountiful High, Aird averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks per game. In additions to being named first team all-state, he was also first team all-region.

This summer Aird played in the Nike Hoop Jamboree, where he did very well. He is currently playing with his AAU team Utah "Pump and Run."

"My AAU team beat the top AAU team the ‘So-Cal All-stars,'" Aird said. "We gave them their first loss of the season."

Aird said that he plays with other top Utah players on his AAU team such as Morgan Grim, Chris Collinsworth, and Nick Martineau.

"Morgan Grim is going to Utah; Collinsworth and Martineau like BYU," he said. "Having my teammates go to those schools, could be a deciding factor for me because I would love to play with them in college."

Aird said he visited the BYU basketball camp with his high school team and had a good time.

When asked what his top three schools are at this point Aird said he is still wide open. He likes all the school recruiting him and will closely look at each one. He reiterated that he likes the Pac-10, but mentioned Stanford and BYU as two schools he likes a lot.

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