Ups and Downs

Roughly two weeks ago, Bothell (WA) High junior Micah Downs gave a verbal commitment to the Kansas Jayhawks. On Saturday, the 6-7 wing was back to what he does best, playing basketball.

Taking the court with his Friends of Hoop Seattle teammates at Nike’s Memorial Day Classic in New Orleans, it wasn’t the best of days for Downs. In his first game of the day he never found any rhythm as he struggled to score three points and spent much of the second half sitting after a technical foul.

He did bounce back in the evening game scoring 11 points in a win over the Kansas City Keys, but Downs admitted it wasn’t a particularly good day.

“In the first game, I fell on my elbow and it is a little sore right now,” said Downs. “It is on my shooting arm. It isn’t much of an excuse, but it is bothersome.”

With plenty of time left this weekend to show off his ability to slash to the basket or bury deep three’s, Micah Downs took some time to talk about his recent decision.

“It’s exciting and fun. I’m more relaxed because now at these tournaments I don’t have to worry about the scouts because I’ve gotten my recruiting done.”

It also turns out that Downs will be on the move for his senior year of high school ball. His family is moving into a new house and next year he’ll attend Kirkland (WA) Lake Washington as he finishes off his senior year.

With his recruitment over and only a summer of carefree ball left to play, Downs also mentioned that he is going to work on some other Seattle Area recruits.

Terrence Williams, I tell him he needs to go to Kansas. He tells me that he is going to call Bill Self and tell him that he wants to go to Kansas. I don’t know whether he is pulling my leg or not though.” Top Stories