Evan Boudreaux embarks on AAU ball with something to prove. It excites him.
"I'm just looking to go out and show (college coaches) that I can play at the highest level," the Lake Forest (IL) High power forward said. "I'm just looking to play my game. It should be a really fun year. My team is gonna be really good."
The 6-foot-8, 220-pound Boudreaux, who runs with Team NLP, is a stretch four, meaning he's comfortable in the post or stepping out on the perimeter. He is coming off of a junior season at Lake Forest that saw him earn first-team all-state honors from the IBCA and honorable mention laurels from the AP in a loaded Class 4A.
Boudreaux will turn more of his attention to recruiting this spring and summer after slowing things down during his prep season. He's reporting scholarship offers from Boston College, DePaul, Iowa, Iowa State, Northwestern, Penn State, Saint Louis, Bucknell, Dartmouth and Princeton.
Boudreaux said he's not at the point in his process where he's favoring any schools.
"I'm just kind of taking it in now. I'll probably look at cutting down (his list of schools) this summer or in the fall after AAU season (in August). I'm definitely looking to take some visits but I haven't figured out exactly where or when," Boudreaux said.
Boudreaux visited Iowa in October.
"Coach (Fran) McCaffery came to one of my (Lake Forest) games and Coach (Sherman) Dillard kept in contact with me throughout the year. I think they had a really good year, and I think they had the potential to go far in the tournament. Sometimes it just doesn't work out. It was fun watching them all year and I think they'll be even better in the coming years," Boudreaux said.
Despite being in the same state, Iowa and Iowa State don't often go head-to-head for basketball recruits. Boudreaux likes both schools.
"I think (the Cyclones are) a really good program and Coach (Fred) Hoiberg is one of the best out there and they had a lot of success this year," he said.
Boudreaux is taking his time with the recruiting process.
"I'll probably commit next fall. I definitely want to before my senior year," he said.
Members of the 2015 Class can begin signing national letters of intent in November.