Dahlman Down To Four

Isaiah Dahlman has trimmed his list. The 6-foot-6 wing man out of Braham (Minn.) Braham Area was able to cut his list to four schools this week.

Georgia Tech is gone. Boston College is toast, too. On Monday evening, Isaiah Dahlman made some hard choices and narrowed his collegiate focus.

"I think they all have their qualities," Dahlman said. "As far as a leader, I'll probably be able to tell that after the official visits. I'll know that after I make my visits. I might not even take four visits, I don't know yet."

Speaking of visits, Dahlman said that he's likely to officially trip to Michigan State and Illinois. "It's just the way they've handled themselves," Dahlman said of the Spartans and Illini. "They're very comfortable to be around. I've always liked both programs. Iowa has good coaches too."

Each school is coming at him from a slightly different angle. Minnesota is tugging on his heart by using family ties as its hook. "I'm the hometown kid," Dahlman said. "They say I'll be a star. My grandpa went there, he played there are coached there."

The Spartans win and that excites him. "Year in and year out they have great years. Four out of the last 7 years they've been to the Final Four."

Bruce Weber's run this year speaks for itself. "The year they had and how they played together … its fun to watch. I like the style they play."

Meanwhile, Iowa is looking to expand its horizons. "Iowa is trying to get to the next step," Dahlman said. "I think it'd be fun trying to put that together."

Getting some visits on the docket is next order of business but it's been challenging. "I'll try to schedule official visits. We have none scheduled yet because my schedule is so full. It's really hard. We're trying to decide to do it this spring or wait until next fall."

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