Colvin Has Three On His Mind

The state of Illinois was good to Kentucky last season when Billy Gillispie received a commitment from guard DeAndre Liggins. Now the Wildcats are recruiting another Chicago prospect, Chris Colvin.

The state of Illinois was good to Kentucky last season when Billy Gillispie received a commitment from guard DeAndre Liggins. Now the Wildcats are recruiting another Chicago prospect, Chris Colvin.

Kentucky has already received a commitment from Texas point guard GJ Vilarino. But that hasn't stopped Gillispie from offering several point guards in the 2009 class, including Chris Colvin.

Colvin is known as a good defender from the point guard slot. He's also a true point guard who can get the ball to his teammates. "Basically my game is to breakdown and penetrate; get my teammates open. I get to the rim and finish or dish it off," said Colvin.

Colvin does want to improve a couple of aspects of his game as he prepares for the next level. "My shooting is getting better because I've been in the gym. I really want to work on my left hand. That's one thing I really want to work on right now," he said.

The 6-foot-3 point guard from Whitney Young High School recently received an offer from the Wildcats, but Kentucky isn't his only suitor. "There are three schools. Florida State, USC and Kentucky right now," said Colvin. Colvin also holds offers from Providence and Minnesota.

Colvin has visited Florida State at this time, but no other campuses. He plans to make a decision in "September or November." Colvin did take a couple of minutes to break down his three most prominant schools.

FSU: "FSU has a good coaching staff. To be in a program with a coach like coach Ham (Leonard Hamilton) is great. He can get you to the next level. I also like him as a person."

USC: "Coach Tim Floyd has coached a lot of pros. If I go there I know he can help me out. He can help me improve my game."

Kentucky: "I think they've got a great staff. I've got friends up there. DeAndre Liggins is going to UK. I know Tracey Webster too, he's an assistant up there. He's a good guy. I respect him a lot. It's a wonderful atmosphere to go to and play."

Colvin is the number 18 point guard in the 2009 class. He is a three-star prospect according to Scout.com.


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