Three schools recruiting Russell hardest

D'Angelo Russell, Scout.com's No. 15 ranked 2014 prospect nationally, told InsideTheVille.com Thursday at the NBA Top 100 Camp that three schools are recruiting him the hardest.

Louisville, Ohio State and Missouri are recruiting D'Angelo Russell the hardest, Scout.com's No. 15-ranked 2014 prospect told InsideTheVille.com Thursday at the NBA Top 100 Camp.

"I'm looking into all schools," Russell said after posting 13 points and 8 assists in his opening round game.

Originally from Louisville (KY) Central, Russell transferred to Montverde Academy in Florida for his junior year. One of the top prospects nationally, Russell was one of the top underclassmen at the Nike Elite 100 Camp last week.

"I would say going to prep school helped me a lot, such as getting physical, doing the little things and changing my body," Russell said.

Thursday, Russell had the NBA Top 100 Camp buzzing with his performance.

"He looked really good, but he has to show he can play better in the half court," an NBA Camp source told InsideTheVille.com.

An AAU teammate of Louisville commit Quentin Snider, Russell won't necessarily follow his lead and stay home for the Cardinals.

"I don't look at who goes where, if it feels right I'll go anywhere," said Russell. "I'm looking for a school that makes me feel comfortable and fits my style of play. I like to get out and run."

Russell last made a visit to the hometown Cardinals last summer. Since receiving a scholarship offer from the Cardinals during that visit, Russell has maintained contact with Kevin Keatts.

"Usually when I go to an event I call him to talk," Russell said. "He's cool. He's funny."

"Louisville is a nice school with a nice atmosphere," Russell added.

Besides Louisville, Russell also has offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, Ohio State, Xavier and others. Russell plans to visit the Bearcats next week.

"I'm looking forward to it," Russell said.

Russell said he hasn't talked to Indiana "in awhile."


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