Puerto Rican native David Huertas came to the United States last year to continue his basketball career. The 6'4" shooting guard is getting all kinds of love from a gigantic list of big time schools. When asked which colleges we're pursuing him the hardest Huertas responded by saying, "Kansas, Arizona, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, and Florida State."
Why did the talented Huertas move to Florida? "I have more of an opportunity to play basketball in college and the pro's here."
He indicated that academics and the coaching staff are two of the most important factors in his college decision.
Huertas who was a Florida 2A All-State first teamer this past season is in Virginia this weekend playing in the Boo Williams Tournament with his AAU team the Miami Tropics. The head coach of the Tropics Art Alvarez told Phog.net that Huertas has already told KU and Arizona that he plans on taking official visits to those two schools sometime this Spring or Summer.
"Right now, Arizona and Kansas have offered David," said Alvarez. The strongest part of Huertas game is his ability to shoot the lights out which is something a coach cannot teach.
According to Alvarez, some of the other schools recruiting Huertas include: North Carolina State, Louisville, Mississippi State, Arkansas, and LSU. The AAU coach indicated the Florida prep star would sit down with people close to him and decide which other three schools would be beneficial to visit.
Kansas head coach Bill Self and assistant Norm Roberts are planning on watching Huertas work out next week at his high school Arlington Country Day School in Jacksonville.