Harrellson Down to Two

Southwestern Illinois Junior College big man Josh Harrellson has been a hot spring recruiting commodity, and he's now down to two schools. See which two will battle it out for the 6-9, 250-pounder...

Bloomington – Indiana is still holding out hope of signing a couple of big men this spring, but Josh Harrellson won't be one of them.

Harrellson confirmed Monday that he's down to two schools, and Indiana isn't one of them.

"I think it's come down to SLU and Kentucky," Harrellson said.

Indiana had originally appeared to be showing significant interest in the 6-9, 250-pound center from Southwestern Illinois Junior College, but that interest appeared to wane recently. While Kentucky and St. Louis have made Harrellson a focal point of their spring efforts, Harrellson didn't get the same feel about Indiana.

"They just didn't show as much interest in me as the others," Harrellson said.

That leaves Rick Majerus and Billy Gillispie set to battle down to the wire over the big man who averaged 14.7 points and 7.7 rebounds last season. He's visited both and admits it won't be an easy decision.

"Kentucky, I had a great time down there," Harrellson said. "I got to know a lot of people, I clicked with the team and the coaches. It was a lot of fun.

"As for St. Louis, it's close to home, it's homey, it's roomy, it's little. It's going to be a tough decision."

Harrellson said he plans to decide in the next couple of days.

"I'll be relieved to have it over," Harrellson said. "I've enjoyed (the process), but I'll be relieved."

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