There are great seasons and then there are great seasons.
In his junior campaign at Bryan (TX) High School, J-Mychal Reese put together the latter. In 33 games, the star combo guard averaged 28.3 points, 4.6 assists, 6.1 rebounds and 2.5 steals, in leading the Vikings to the second round of the Texas Class 5A state playoffs.
"I feel that toward the end of the season we started playing real good as a team," said Reese. "When we got to the playoffs, we just fell short."
It should come as no surprise that Scout.com's No. 4 point guard in the Class of 2012 will have options aplenty when it comes time to make a decision on where he'll play his college ball. From among a long list of suitors, however, six have stepped to the forefront – Alabama, Baylor, Kansas, Oregon, Texas and Villanova.
From that group, three have distinguished themselves even further – Baylor, Kansas and Texas – with the level of attention they've shown.
"They talk to me more often," Reese said. "Whenever they can, they'll call."
The Jayhawks have been recruiting him for approximately a year, he explained, with assistant coach Danny Manning running point. As someone long familiar with Kansas basketball – the coaches and the tradition – Reese said it was hard to ignore the sustained level of success they've enjoyed.
Fans shouldn't expect his recruitment to come to an end any time soon, however, as there is currently no timeframe for a decision. Having already visited Baylor and Texas, Reese wants to find time to trip to the Sunflower State.
"I really want to go on a visit down there," he said. "I've been to schools here, I just want to get a chance to see what Kansas is like."