Boynton says Louisville high on his list

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Kenny Boynton, a talented rising junior from Florida, has earned a reputation as one of the Class of 2009's most explosive scorers. It's that well-earned reputation that has schools like Louisville, Duke, Florida and Ohio State banging down his door these days.

Kenny Boynton, a talented rising junior from Florida, has earned a reputation as one of the Class of 2009's most explosive scorers. It's that well-earned reputation that has schools like Louisville, Duke, Florida and Ohio State banging down his door these days.

Playing at Reebok U in Philadelphia this, Boynton continues putting points on the board at a clip in the upper teens per game. In his first two games Monday, Boynton went for 37 points, hitting five three's in the process.

While he's got the scoring part down, the 6-foot-2 point guard is still working to improve his overall floor game.

"I'm working on improving my passing skills – I've got a good shot but I'm trying to get it better, too" Boynton said.

On the recruiting front, Boynton has some impressive early offers and says that Duke, Louisville, Florida State and Ohio State have made him a priority recruit in the Class of 2009.

"Duke just offered (Monday)," Boynton said. "That means a lot. Louisville and Villanova have offered and the Florida schools have. Ohio State has offered, too."

Those offers provide Boynton all kinds of options. That's why he's taking time now to soak it all in and doesn't plan to rush things with his recruitment.

"I'm still open right now," Boynton said. "I don't have any (favorites). Growing up, I wanted to go to Duke and Florida, but with all these great schools I don't know now."

What about Louisville?

"I've got (Louisville) up there with me," Boynton said. "I haven't really visited there, but I've seen them on TV and I like how Rick Pitino lets his players play. I've talked with him and his son before and they're good dudes. Louisville wants me to visit."

Louisville assistant Richard Pitino is Boynton's primary recruiter for the Cardinals and the talented guard says he relates well to young players.

"He's down to earth," Boynton said. "He's young and he understands you. I talk to him almost every day."

What's it going to take to land Boynton? In short, plenty of early playing time.

"My main thing is like who comes in before me and will I be able to play my freshman year when I get there?" said Boynton. "That's the primary factor."


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