As is the case, keep your eye on 6-foot-7 Octavius Spann of Banneker High School in College Park, Georgia during the next few months. Spann, a talented and multi-skilled prospect, averaged 21 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 assists as a junior and continues to improve at a rapid pace.
"Those are all places Octavius would like to visit," Bethea said. "And he'll visit Louisville either this spring or next fall."
Of the five schools that currently sit atop Spann's list, Bethea said no leaders have emerged from the pack yet.
"They're all right there even with each other," Bethea said. "He wanted to finish up his season before he began concentrating on his recruitment."
"He definitely has interest in Louisville," Bethea said. "Everytime I've talked with their coaches they seem to indicate they'll offer. That's what it sounds like to me."
What makes Spann such an intriguing prospect is his combination of size and skills. At 215-pounds, he has the strength to finish around the basket but also possesses the athleticism and skill to make plays on the perimeter, a valuable comodity at any level.
"He can play all five positions," Bethea said. "He's an outstanding wing player and does everything extremely well. He'll probably play wing forward or two guard in college. He has a good outside shot but he needs to work on his consistency from the outside."
Spann will play for the Georgia Stars this spring and summer on the Reebok AAU circuit, including the ABCD camp and the Big Time tournament in Las Vegas.