This story originally appeared on DeaconSports.com
After winning AAU tournament championships over the summer Mike Conley has changed his focus to winning a high school championship.
The 6-foot-1 point guard out of Indianapolis, Ind., is ready for his junior season to begin and he says that he's the leader of his high school team, and he has a job to do.
"Lead our team to another state title," Conley replied when asked about his goals for the year. "We lost a couple of seniors and we have got to step up and I'm the man that is going to have to lead us to it. I believe that I'm the leader on the court and I need to prepare myself for everything that is going to happen this year."
The Lawrence North High School product recieved a visit from Wake Forest head coach Skip Prosser last week and Conley was extremely excited to see Prosser in the gym.
"He came in and watched our morning work out before school. I got to say hi, but we didn't get to say many words. It was just a pleasure to see him there."
Conley, who is rated the number one player in his position by Scout.com, wasn't the only player that Prosser was there to peek at. Also in attendance was 7-foot center Greg Oden.
Conley and Oden seem to have a special connection as they have been playing together since the start of middle school, and Conley believes that there is a good shot that the two as well as Daquean Cook will lace it up together in college.
"It's a real good chance, I mean there is no better deal than having three really good friends be really good basketball players at the same time," Conley said. "We play so well together. Me and Greg have a real good chance to go to the same shool, and I'm sure Daquean would follow along if the school is right for him."
The junior to be said the four main schools in the running for his services are Wake Forest, Ohio State, Michigan State, and Indiana.
But over the past few weeks there are a few schools that have expressed more interest than others.
"Of course Wake Forest, Illinois is pushing, as well as Michigan State and Kansas. I don't really have much interest in Kansas, but they have been trying to contact me a lot."
Conley said he has recieved offers from Wake Forest, Illinois, Michigan State, Iowa, and Indiana.
Although a great point guard himself, Conley shows a great deal of respect for current Wake Forest point guard, Chris Paul.
"I could see myself being in his position that he is now," Conley exclaimed. "With him basically being my role model right now, I wouldn't mind trying to fill his shoes."
With still two full seasons of high school basketball ahead of him, Conley is trying to pick the right time to take his school visits.
"I haven't planned out any visits yet, I'm really looking forward to it though. I'm still thinking about when the right time will be."