The more college scouts see Casey Schlatter play basketball, the more they get excited about his future. The Class of 2014 wing man continues to add to his game.
"I think they like that I'm a taller guy that has the ball skills to have the potential to play on the perimeter," said the 6-foot-7, 185-pounder from Iowa Falls-Alden High. "I think I can be very versatile if I keep developing. I think that being able to play multiple positions is the main attraction.
"I've heard from coaches that they like my work ethic, how I'm in the gym a lot and doing it with a purpose."
Schlatter visited Iowa last weekend for the third time this season. He looked on as the Hawkeyes fell to sixth-ranked Ohio State in front of a packed house.
"I thought it was awesome," Schlatter said. "The outcome wasn't what I wanted to see, but everyone was there and they were loud. I was real impressed."
The Hawkeyes have offered a scholarship to Schlatter's Iowa Barnstormers AAU teammate, Seth Bonifas.
"We're getting to know each other," Schlatter said of the Hawkeyes. "Coach (Kirk) Speraw came to a game (this season). They came to an open gym. I've been coming to see them. I'm just getting to know the program and the program is getting to know me."
Iowa has impressed Schlatter.
"It's a passionate coaching staff that wants to win and is going to demand the best out of you, which I like," he said. "If you're not going to be pushed, then there's no point in playing. You'll get away with everything you want."
Schlatter said he's taken one visit to Iowa State in the fall.
"I haven't really heard from them since," he said.
UNI, Drake and Iowa likely will receive at least one more unofficial visit from Schlatter before the end of the season.
"The first thing I look at is the coaching staff and how they interact with each other and with the players," Schlatter said. "Are they riding the players? Are they letting some players get away with things? Are they treating every player the same?
"The main thing I would say is a family atmosphere between them. That's something you have to see off of the court, too. You can't turn on each other when things get tough. You have to be there for all of your teammates."