IU Rekindles Its Interest in Guyn

Bloomington – A second time through the recruiting process is giving Indiana a chance to take a second look at Ge-Lawn Guyn. The Scott County (Ky.) guard talks about his rapidly-changing recruiting situation and where things stand with Indiana...

Bloomington – A second time through the recruiting process is giving Indiana a chance to take a second look at Ge-Lawn Guyn.

The 6'3", 170-pound Class of 2010 guard from Scott County (Ky.) H.S. backed out of his verbal commitment to Charlotte last month, re-opening his recruitment. New offers and interest have been in abundance for Scout.com's 44th-ranked shooting guard nationally.

Guyn said he's now hearing from Indiana, Georgia Tech, South Florida, Mississippi State, Ohio State, Ball State, Coastal Carolina, Hawaii and New Mexico, among others. He's planning on being much more methodical in evaluating his options this time around compared to when he originally verballed to Charlotte.

"Committing early to Charlotte made me think and want to wait things out and see what's all there," Guyn said. "I don't plan on signing early. I'll wait (until the spring) and see what comes."

One of the things Guyn is hoping will come is an offer from Indiana. Since re-launching his recruiting process he's been in regular contact with IU assistant coach Roshown McLeod, and he said he plans to call IU Coach Tom Crean today.

Indiana has had an eye on Guyn for some time, but didn't offer a scholarship early on while it focused its attention on top-10 point guard Kyrie Irving. With the prospects of landing Irving now over, Guyn has resurfaced as a possibility for Crean.

"They haven't given me an idea (when Indiana might offer), but they said it's going to happen pretty soon," Guyn said. "I'll probably get up there and play with the players pretty soon and see where I am. It's going to come – I'll be patient with it. I think once Coach Crean gets a chance to see me play it will happen."

Guyn said there isn't a definitive date when Crean will see him play, but Indiana's coach will be able to sit down with Guyn next weekend when he comes to Bloomington for Hoosier Hysteria. At this point Guyn isn't sure if the visit will be an official or just an unofficial, but either way he's looking forward to getting to Bloomington and taking a look at what Indiana has to offer.

The trip will certainly give Guyn a chance to see McLeod again, a coach that he's developed a great deal of respect for throughout the recruiting process.

"Coach 'Ro' is a good dude, down to earth," Guyn said. "He won't sell you any dreams. I like coaches like that. He's also a great coach, someone who's been there, done that. He's a great role model."

One thing McLeod has stressed to Guyn is that Indiana definitely wants to add a player at his position in the 2010 class. At first that player appeared to be Irving and Indiana is still in the running for Josh Selby, but Guyn could eventually be the player that IU zeroes in on as the various recruiting situations play out.

"Coach ‘Ro' said they're looking for a guy like me, a combo that can come in and score, run the show a little bit," Guyn said. "They're very interested and I'm very interested in them. We'll see what happens."


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