Teague starts AAU season strong

Marquis Teague, one of Louisville's top 2011 recruiting targets, started the AAU season with a strong performance at the Boo Williams tournament last weekend in Virginia. A five-star prospect, Teague isn't trying to build a reputation this spring – he's enhancing it.

Everyone in the recruiting business knows Marquis Teague, a talented sophomore from Indianapolis (IN) Pike, is the real deal. Last weekend, Teague solidified his position as one of the best prospects in his class with a strong showing against a top-level field at Boo Williams – the first major AAU outing of the spring.

"There were a handful of guys at Boo Williams that really upped their stock," said Scout.com recruiting analyst Evan Daniels. "And keep in mind that Teague's stock was already pretty high, but this kid showed up ready to ball in Hampton, Va. Against Boo Williams on Saturday he tried to will his team to victory by attacking the rim. He seemingly got there at will and had the best dunk of the weekend when he sized up a 6-foot-5 defender on the break and crammed on him with authority."

Teague, currently ranked the No. 2 point guard prospect in the Class of 2011, did nothing in Hampton last weekend to diminish his lofty reputation. Teague's best performance in Virginia might have come in a narrow loss to Boo Williams where he went for a game-high 26 points.

"His jumper is still his weak spot, although it has gotten better, but this kid is so tough to stop when he attacks the rim. He's got great vision, a solid handle and a desire to win," Daniels said. "His competitive nature really came out this weekend and it was fun to watch. He's likely No. 2 at his position although No. 1 isn't out of reach, if we move Austin Rivers to the two spot."

The younger brother of Wake Forest standout guard Jeff Teague, Marquis is certainly making a name for himself with his continued excellent play.

"He's faster and shiftier (not to mention bigger) than his older brother Jeff at the same stage. He's able to get bucket for himself and create chances for his guys," Scout.com National Recruiting Director Dave Telep said. "Certified that he's one of the best at his position."

On the recruiting front, Daniels reports that Teague hopes to have a decision sometime in June. Teague is considering Louisville, Indiana, Cincinnati, Purdue, Wake Forest and Ohio State.

"Louisville is still very strong here, but it's not over yet," Daniels said.

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