Counting the Days

<p>6-5 Lithuanian guard Martynas Pocius is counting down the days until he'll get to visit the University of Kansas for Late Night in the Phog this Friday night.</p>

Pocius' high school coach at Holderness School in Plymouth, New Hampshire will appear on KLWN's Rock Chalk Sports Talk this afternoon in a conversation recorded earlier today. In that discussion, Jamie Gallagher said Pocius is thrilled to be visiting Kansas this weekend.

"Yeah, he really is (excited to visit Kansas)," Gallagher explained.  "I'm not really sure he knows what he's getting himself into.  I don't think he's going to be ready for the environment that the fans are going to give him but it will be good for him."

Gallagher said that last year's New England championship game was played in front of approximately 500-600 fans, so the potential of 16,300 fans at Allen Fieldhouse will be quite an experience for Pocius.

Right now Kansas and Duke appear to lead the list of schools making a push for Martynas Pocius.  The 6-5 rising star has visits scheduled for both schools and according to Gallagher, Pocius can't go wrong either way.

"He's looking forward to the visits.  I'm not sure where he's leaning.  Kansas has been involved the longest. They've been sending him mail for over a year now."

Could this be a case of the early bird (or Jayhawk) getting the worm?

"Not to speak for Martynas, but he wants to know that he's going to be able to contribute," Gallagher said. "By Kansas being involved for as long as they have, obviously they feel that he can contribute and I think that is important to him."

Gallagher also shared his thoughts on the timetable for Pocius' decision, which could come shortly after a visit to Duke on the weekend of October 23rd.

"I think he'll take the visit to Kansas and then he'll probably take his visit to Duke, and then hopefully he'll make up his mind.  There's a bunch of other schools that call daily to see if they can get a visit, but I think that he's got two great choices right now and we'll hopefully go from there."

To find out everything that Coach Gallagher had to say tune into today's Rock Chalk Sports Talk at 5:40 p.m. (CT).  Rock Chalk Sports Talk can be heard over the radio airwaves in Northeast Kansas on ESPN Radio 1320 KLWN.  RCST is also streamed online at Top Stories