Webster-Chan sets record straight

Rumors surfaced via Twitter earlier this week that Negus Webster-Chan's commitment to Louisville was 'shaky.' Webster-Chan, a Top 50 2012 prospect, spoke with InsideTheVille.com at the Adidas MLK Showcase this week to set the record straight.

Negus Webster Chan missed several games recently for Huntington Prep with a shoulder injury, but returned to action briefly Monday in the Adidas MLK Showcase.

"I had a minor tear in my rotator cuff," Webster-Chan said Monday. "It's gotten way better and I'm starting to play now. It was very hard for me to be out and missing games."

Webster-Chan missed six games because of the injury, but said Monday that his shoulder felt 90-95 percent better. A versatile 6-foot-6 forward from the Class of 2012 who committed early to Louisville coach Rick Pitino last month, Webster-Chan said his decision has allowed to focus entirely on improving his skills on the basketball court.

"Since I committed to Louisville it's been a whole bunch of weight off my shoulders and I don't have to worry about [recruiting] now," Webster Chan said. "All I have to focus on is high school basketball and getting prepared for Louisville."

Webster-Chan said he's working to improve all aspects of his game.

"I want to improve everything. I'm not just working on one thing," Webster-Chan said. "I want to fill up the stat sheet when I get to Louisville. I want to do everything."

Webster-Chan also addressed false rumors that were recently spread about his recruitment via Twitter.

"People were spreading rumors that I am shaky in my commitment," Webster-Chan said. "I'm not shaky at all. I'm 100 percent going to Louisville right now."

Now, Webster-Chan will try to guide Rob Fulford's Huntington Prep team to a successful season.

"We're trying to make it to the ESPN Rise Showcase," Webster-Chan said. "That's our major [goal]."


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