A Fall Decision Likely For Boynton

Long considered as the top recruiting prospect on the 2009 recruiting board, Plantation (Fla.) point guard Kenny Boynton is certainly a priority for the Duke coaching staff in the class of rising seniors. But, as he prepares for his final AAU season, is the five star prospect concerned with the recruiting process?

"This will be my last year of AAU and I want to make sure I go out on top," says Kenny Boynton. "I want to win every game we play this year and really make an impact on the circuit."

Coming off a high school season that ended early, Boynton says he views the AAU season as a way to improve his game and to work on things other than scoring - which he did to a state best 34.5 points per contest.

"In high school the team needs me to score a lot more than I do during the summers. I play more of a scoring guard, but in the summer I can work on being both a point and scoring guard. When I get to school I want to be a scoring point guard - a guy who has the ball in his hands and can take the big shot or create for his teammates."

For Duke fans that sounds a lot like former Blue Devil great Jason Williams, which is no coincidence since the Duke coaching staff has used #22's career as a model for projecting Boynton's collegiate path.

"Duke talks to me a lot about him and how he played there. He came in and was an instant impact scorer who had a chance to play both point and scoring guard. I like the comparison and that situation is attractive."

Perhaps it's attractive, but by no means is Boynton looking to make a rushed decision. In fact he's planning on another four-plus months before approaching the process of making a decision.

"I am going to be setting up my visits around August so I can get up to the different schools and see what all the coaches have been talking about. I want to see the campuses. I want to meet the players and see how I fit in, and I want to continue to build relationships with the different coaches. The visits will be big for me."

While he declines to rank any programs or develop any sort of 'official' list, Boynton does acknowledge the Blue Devils are among the schools who are heavily recruiting him.

"Duke has been really recruiting me hard. They are here a lot and made a couple of games this year. Texas is also right there. They are talking a lot about how guys like Durant and Augustin have had a chance to come in and really have the ball early on. I'm also hearing a lot from Memphis, Georgia Tech, Florida, Miami, Louisville, Ohio State, Southern Cal, and Villanovia."

Boynton is rated as a five star prospect by Scout.com and the nation's number three shooting guard. He is considered the nation's ninth best prospect overall.


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