ABCD: New Mexico star Harvey Hale likes Cards

<b>TEANECK, NJ</b> -- 6'4 guard Harvey Hale, the top player in the state of New Mexico, expressed strong interest in Louisville at ABCD. Hale spoke with ITV about his recruitment, talent and experience at ABCD.

6'4 Harvey Hale isn't exactly from a hoops hotbed.  You see, the combo guard is from Rio Grande High School in Albuquerque, NM and recruiters don't normally beat down doors out in the desert very often.  However, the talented Hale could be the exception to the rule.

Hale, whose father was a standout at West Texas State, is considered the top player in the state of New Mexico.  He has been a household name in the Lobo state since averaging 16.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists as a freshman.  As a sophomore, Hale was simply outstanding, pouring in 24 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists per contest. 

Last week, Hale attended the adidas ABCD Camp and displayed his versatile skills before scouts, coaches and fans alike.  Harvey can play the point or the wing and has solid ball handling and shooting skills.  He's strong enough to finish in traffic and possesses the athleticism to become an excellent defender.  His jump shot is fundamentally sound and he's got solid range out on the floor.  He's also not afraid to get in the paint and snag some rebounds too.

Hale, who wants to get away from New Mexico to play his college ball, told ITV he can give his team almost anything it needs to be successful.

"I can play the one and the two," Hale said.  "I'm 6'4..I can shoot the dribble..I can score if you need me to score..if you need me to run the team I can...I like rebounding."

Hale also believe hard work and attitude are important ingredients to success.

"My high school coach says that if you play hard every time, you can go along way if you have that kind of attitude," Hale said.

Hale is receiving considerable interest from New Mexico, Stanford, Arizona State, Miami (Fl), and Northwestern.  He says he's received recruiting letter from Louisville and expressed considerable interest in the Cardinal program.

"I really like Louisville," Hale said.  " Coach Pitino is a known coach and he lets you play...I know he's going to make me work hard and I want that...I want him to push to me."

And according to Hale, his family seems to have an afinity for Louisville and the state of Kentucky.

"My family likes Louisville...I like the state and the school..but I haven't really visited yet," Hale said of Louisville.  "I really like it from what I've seen."



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