With school out, Daniel Deane will get to focus on basketball and a few important events coming up. Deane, who runs with Utah Pump N' Run during the summer, will head to Richmond, VA., on June 22nd for the NBA camp and then the hectic July schedule will begin, with him attending the adidas Superstar camp in Atlanta, Ga., the 5th through the 9th.
The 2006 senior enjoyed a very good junior season, and he finished with averages of 18 points and 13 rebounds. His strong play attracted interest from a number of schools, but he has a list of five. The Salt Lake City product said that Utah, Stanford, Gonzaga, UCLA, and Kansas are the five schools that he is looking at right now.
"No one," Deane responded when asked if anyone stuck out. "There all even right now. All five have offered."
While Deane said that he had no favorite one of his AAU coaches, Todd Phillips, said there is one school that might have the advantage.
"I think it will be a big factor," Phillips said about Deane's father playing at Utah. "With his family being close to home is also factor. I know Stanford education is hard to turn down, but I know he got accepted there, which is huge. I know he's interested in Kansas as well, I think it will come down to those three."
The power forward has already been on a few official visits, including a visit to the University of Kansas. Deane briefly discussed his Kansas visit and said that he was bit surprised about one aspect of their campus.
"The Kansas visit was prettier than I thought it would be," Deane stated. "I liked everything, the players were great, and the coaches were personable people."
So what makes Deane such a good prospect? According to him it's because he's a do-it-all type of guy.
"I pretty much do everything. I can drive, I can shoot, and what I'm known for is being a good rebounder," Deane explained. "I play pretty hard and will take charges."
Scout.com's National Recruiting Analyst, Dave Telep said that every time Deane steps on the floor he plays with an incredible amount of intensity.
"He's a hustling kind of guy. He gives the maximum effort," Telep explained. "He's one of those kids where you have to match his intensity. He's nothing flashy nothing spectacular just a solid player.
Deane said that he would like to end his recruitment by November.