Bloomington - The wait is nearly over for Aaron Cosby.
While others are anxiously awaiting word on a college decision from the 6'3", 180-pound combo guard from Jeffersontown (Ky.) H.S., Cosby is thinking more about finally getting back on the floor to resume his high school basketball career.
"I can't wait to get back out there," Cosby said. "It's what I've been preparing for since last year."
Cosby averaged 11.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game as a freshman at Louisville's DuPont H.S., but had to sit out his sophomore season after transferring to Jeffersontown two games into the 2007-08 campaign. It's been a long wait for the 2010 recruiting prospect, who hasn't been able to even practice with his new team since the transfer. It will all finally come to an end Dec. 19 when he's permitted to begin practicing and playing with the second-ranked Jeffersontown H.S. squad in the King of the Bluegrass Holiday Classic.
"I've had AAU, but I haven't been able to play high school basketball since my freshman year," Cosby said. "I'm ready to get back out there."
Despite missing his entire sophomore season, Cosby is still a well known commodity in recruiting circles. A one-time UMass verbal commit, Cosby backed off that pledge when former Coach Travis Ford left the program for Oklahoma State, and he basically started the recruiting process over from scratch.
A host of schools have subsequently shown interest, but Big Ten rivals Indiana and Minnesota have emerged as his two favorites. Cosby visited IU a couple of times in the fall – including during Hoosier Hysteria – and this past weekend he completed an unofficial visit to Coach Tubby Smith's Gopher program as well.
"I really like Coach Smith," Cosby said. "Everything went good. The coaching staff made me feel wanted and made it clear I'm a huge priority for them."
Cosby said he gets the sense from both Minnesota and IU that he's their No. 1 backcourt target, but he doesn't necessary feel a sense of urgency to make a final decision.
"I really don't have a set time when I'll make a decision," Cosby said. "Neither one is really, really pressuring me. They're giving me my time to look at everything. But they would both like my commitment."
Wait Is Nearly Over For 2010's Cosby
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