LaChance Winding Down

Riley LaChance's recruitment continues to pick up speed. As much as he appreciates the attention, the Wisconsin point guard is ready to wind things down and pick a school.

Riley LaChance jump started his recruitment with a strong evaluation period. Now, he's ready for it to stop.

"I think he's getting a little worn down by the process," said his father, Tom LaChance, who also is his head coach with Ray Allen Select.

The 6-foot-2, 160-pound Riley LaChance continues to gain more attention as fellow point guards in the 2014 class come off of the board. He's one of the top uncommitted players at the position.

Michigan State played host to LaChance last weekend. The Spartans and Iowa missed out on point guard Tyler Ulis, who verballed to Kentucky on Friday. The Hawkeyes offered LaChance on Saturday but MSU still has not put forth that opportunity.

Riley LaChance, who preps at Brookfield (WI) Central, reports scholarship offers from Baylor, Butler, Creighton, Davidson, Minnesota, Vanderbilt and Xavier, among others.

"(Riley) was close to pulling the trigger on his Vanderbilt visit (Sept. 6)," Tom LaChance said. "I told him to wait until the fallout. I figured things would open up when guys like Ulis committed."

Tom LaChance said Riley visited Iowa when he was a freshman.

"We really didn't hear much from them again until July," the elder LaChance said. "Then we got the call from them on Saturday when Ulis committed to Kentucky."

The Hawkeyes also offered a scholarship to LaChance's Ray Allen Select backcourt running mate, Brady Ellingson, who is officially visiting Iowa this weekend. You can read about his recruitment HERE.

"Riley was going to visit with Brady this weekend but the Iowa coaches wanted him to wait for a different time," Tom LaChance said. "I understand that. They have a lot of kids visiting there this weekend and they wanted (Riley) in on another weekend so they could devote more attention to him.

"Riley also told them that he didn't need to be there for a football game because he saw that as a freshman. He didn't see the new practice facility and all that stuff, though. He's interested in seeing that."

Riley LaChance was scheduled to officially visit Baylor this weekend. He switched that to Minnesota.

"He wants to play closer to home," Tom LaChance said.

The elder LaChance said he expected his son to make a commitment by early October.

"Riley and Brady are both gym rats," Tom LaChance said. "They came into the summer feeling they could play at the highest level and they had a chip on their shoulder."

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