Bloomington – Aaron Cosby decided now is not the time to make a commitment.
The 6-3, 180-pound shooting guard from Jeffersontown (Ky.) H.S. made an unofficial visit to IU this weekend and departed without giving a pledge to IU Coach Tom Crean. Cosby had hinted before the trip that committing might be a possibility, but ultimately decided to wait.
It wasn't anything about the trip that stopped him from becoming the first Class of 2010 commit for IU Coach Tom Crean, but instead it was a decision he actually made before he arrived Saturday morning.
"I decided before I talked to Coach (Crean) I'd wait," Cosby said. "I want to wait and make sure I pick the right school and find the right situation."
While Crean has shown a great deal of interest in Cosby and appeared to have him on the verge of making a pledge, the standout guard said IU's coach wasn't disappointed in his decision to take some more time before picking a college destination.
"He was fine with it," Cosby said. "He said he's going to be there in the end, and for me to just take my time."
Cosby might not have committed, but he said he did enjoy his time in town. He arrived Saturday morning and went to the first half of the Indiana-Iowa football game before going to play open gym with the IU team. From there he went and sat down with Crean, watched film of Dwyane Wade, and talked about how he'd fit into Crean's system.
"He was showing me some different moves I can use," Cosby said. "He likes my ability to get to the basket. He's basically telling me I can use less dribbles to get to the rim."
During open gym he played with Jeremiah Rivers, Matt Roth and Tijan Jobe and said he got along with the team very well. He was also impressed with Assembly Hall.
"It's probably the best gym I've ever played in," Cosby said. "It's a great place to play."
So will Cosby ultimately decide to play his college basketball in Assembly Hall? He said he currently doesn't have a timetable for making a decision, but he will be returning to sit courtside Friday night for Hoosier Hysteria. That will be Cosby's third trip to Bloomington in the last couple of months, but it will be his first chance to get a feel for the atmosphere surrounding IU basketball.
"It will be my first Midnight Madness anywhere, so I'm looking forward to that," Cosby said.
Cosby does have one more unofficial visit set up, as he'll travel to Minneapolis Nov. 6 to see Coach Tubby Smith's Gopher program. At this point Cosby said IU and Minnesota are his two favorites, but there's now plenty of time for him to figure out which school is the best fit.
"I'm just going to look to see who has a need for my position, a place where I'll be a priority and a place I can make an impact," Cosby said.
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