Osby being chased by all--UK included

Although he was hampered by an ankle injury, Romero Osby compiled a spring that is envied by most high school basketball players. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound wing raised his stock and has college coaches, chasing his every move.

Whether Romero Osby was playing in Pittsburgh, Fayetteville or Nashville, the Meridian (MS) Northeast Lauderdale standout showed college coaches why he's ranked among the top wings in the country.

"I think I played well in the spring," Osby indicated. "I know I had a pretty good showing in Arkansas. We didn't didn't go to Kingwood, but we went to the Pitt Jam Fest and we did ok and made it to the final four."

"We had to leave though because our plane left earlier so I didn't feel like I got to showcase myself like I wanted too. Other than that everything else went pretty good and I feel like my showings were pretty good."

A solid athlete with an even better skill set, Osby can beat defenders on the perimeter or in the low post. Osby, whose jump shot extends to the three-point line, is one of the more versatile prospects in the 2008 class and that's one reason so many new schools have jumped on board.

Since the spring evaluation period Connecticut, Oklahoma, USC, UCLA, Louisville, Arkansas and Kentucky have shown interest in Scout.com's 22nd ranked prospect. Prior to his spring success Kansas, Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Alabama and North Carolina had all made contact with him.

The Wildcats are one of the teams that have "stepped up their game" with Osby, and while he says he's wide open they are a school that will get a strong look when he sits down and evaluates each school.

"Kentucky has been down a couple times. Coach Jeremy Cox has been down a couple of times and I've talked to him on the phone quite a few times. They've come on strong also since their new coaching staff got there. I like them. I really like them."

Osby said he could cut his list down this summer, but might wait until the end of AAU season. Following the summer he plans to take a few official visits before making a school decision.

Like most big time prospects, Osby will have a busy June and July. He plans to attend Pangos Camp and Kobe Bryant's positional camp in June. His July schedule isn't quite set, as he's trying to decide between the LeBron James All-American camp or RBK University.


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