Looney ready for Wednesday in-home

Kevon Looney, a five star power forward prospect, will host the Duke coaches tomorrow night.

MINNETONKA, MN – The first of two April NCAA live period weekends tipped off this past weekend as college coaches across America hit the grassroots circuit to watch the best high school basketball prospects in the country. As the No. 7 player in Scout.com's 2014 national class, Milwaukee native Kevon Looney drew quite a bit of attention from college coaches.

Each time Looney and his Milwaukee Running Rebels teammates took the floor at the NY2LAsports.com Spring Extravaganza, college coaches from some of the nation's best programs lined the baseline at Hopkins High School. Among the coaches tracking Looney throughout the weekend was Duke assistant coach Nate James.

As Looney noted to TDD last week, Duke has been one of the programs to recruit him the hardest of late. While some players get caught up in coach-watching during the live period, Looney was focused on helping his team win.

"I don't really pay attention to (which coaches are watching me)," Looney said of the coaches checking out Running Rebels games. "I used to at first but they've been coming a lot so I just try to keep my mind off of it."

The logo on the polo -- or the t-shirt -- of the college coaches watching might not have been of particular importance to Looney but he still enjoyed the challenge of playing in front of them.

"I like having the coaches come watch our game," Looney said. "It's like having added pressure to the game and I like playing under pressure, so it's a lot of fun."

Looney might be focused on basketball when he's in the gym, but he's also focused on his recruitment. Kevon told TDD that Duke will have an in-home visit with him this week.

"It's coming up on Wednesday," Looney said of the in-home with Duke. "I'm pretty sure Coach K is coming and I'm not sure if any assistants are coming."

The visit will give Looney a chance to get to know Coach K a little bit better as the Blue Devils pitch the program to Kevon and his family.

"I've talked to (the Duke coaching staff) a lot lately. My Dad talked to them a couple of times and I talked to assistant Nate James last week," Looney said "Coach K said he wants me to come there. I've only talked to him twice though."


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