Aaron Pogue likes U of L

Aaron Pogue, a 6-foot-8, 245-pound sophomore from Dayton, Ohio, is rated the No. 2 center prospect nationally by Scout.com. He already has a number of top college programs recruiting him, and puts Louisville, along with Kentucky and Cincinnati, at the top of his early list of favorites.

At 6-foot-8, 245 pounds one might think Aaron Pogue would be prepping himself for a future in the NFL. While he does play football in high school, he is quite a stud on the basketball court.

Extrememly mobile for his size, Pogue reminds many of former North Carolina standout Sean May. Ranked the No. 2 center prospect nationally in the class of 2007, Pogue has received interest from a number of schools - five of which currently standout.

The center from Dayton, Ohio said last weekend at the Spiece Run N' Slam in Fort Wayne, Indiana that his top five schools are Cincinnati, Ohio State, Louisville, Kentucky, and Illinois. Pogue, who attends the same high school - Dunbar - as Ohio State commit and AAU teammate Daquan Cook, said that he's looking for a good situation.

Pogue reminds many of former North
Carolina standout Sean May.
"How they take care of their players, coaching staff, environment, and how their record is throughout history," Pogue said when asked what would factor into his decision.

So what does he like about some of these schools? Louisville and Cincinnati impress him with their up-tempo styles and he loves Kentucky's head man, Tubby Smith.

"I like the way they play, their up-tempo game, and I like their coaching staff," Pogue said of Louisville.

As for the Cardinals in-state rival, Smith appears the primary reason for Pogue's interest in the Wildcats.

"Tubby, he'll make you work hard," Pogue said on what makes Kentucky attractive. "He'll make you a lot better, and he sends players to the NBA.

With Cincinnati, Pogue also sounds fond of Bob Huggins and the coaches rugged style.

"I like their up-tempo game," Pogue said of Cincinnati. "Hugs is a great coach, he'll get up in you and he's just a great coach.

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