Seven schools remain for Gresham, Jarreau

Brison Gresham and DeJon Jarreau, a coveted inside-out duo in the 2016 class, have trimmed their lists to seven. Check out who remains and why for the package deal from Louisiana.

The Big Easy basketball duo of Brison Gresham and DeJon Jarreau collectively cut its list to seven schools on Tuesday, shortening the stack of programs still in the ballgame for the package deal.

They are considering Creighton, LSU, Massachusetts, Miami (FL), Oklahoma, Tulane and USC.

Already Gresham, a three-star post, and Jarreau, a four-star point guard, have taken unofficial visits to Creighton and LSU. They are also scheduled for official visits to Miami (Sept. 18-20) and Oklahoma (Oct. 2-4).

It is unknown at this point which three of the remaining five on their lists will receive the final official visits.



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Here are comments from both Gresham and Jarreau on a variety of recruiting topics, including LSU pushing hard lately, receptivity to going out of state and how Gresham fits differently according to conference.

DEJON JARREAU


On the home-state Tigers making a push ...
“They’ve been coming real hard at us and letting us know they want us to come to their school. I like that because I always liked LSU.”

On staying in Louisiana or going elsewhere ...
“I don’t mind going out of state. I don’t mind staying home either to go to LSU or to Tulane or something like that.”

On important factors to him in recruiting ...
“Style of play will be big. We like to run the pick and roll. Our relationship with the coaches, and how cool they are, is important. And then once we get somewhere, we have to be able to fit into their system.”

His outlook on Creighton ...
“It’s a good school. Very cool assistant coach there, and the head coach too.”

Does he have similarities to Elfrid Patyon, who sponsors his AAU team?
“I think we play alike. We’re both long guards. He gives me a lot of advice with everything, like college and how to expand my game. He’s really told me a lot about what it takes to get to the league.”

BRISON GRESHAM


On if the conference matters to him ...
“I look at it sometimes because I think if you’re looking at the ACC, it’s just bigger. So I’d probably be a stretch four or a three there really. I think it gets smaller in other conferences, like the A-10 with UMass. I’d be a four there.”

On some of his best college coach relationships ...
"Coach Jamal (Blunt) from Miami. He’s a cool dude. He’ll text you sometimes, but he’ll like call you on FaceTime and sit down and really just talk with you. Coach Shyrone (Chatman) from UMass too.”

On which position the coaches tell him he'll play ...
“(LSU Assistant) Coach Al (Pinkins) tells me if I really want to make it, he can make me into a three or a stretch four. The coach from UMass thinks I’d be a better four because I’m long. It’s just different. It depends on what conference really.”

When asked the benefits of playing on Payton's Nike EYBL team ...
“It means a lot. First of all that’s an NBA player, so a lot of people will come at you. But he’s a good guy. He’ll talk to you a lot, show you and give you tips on the court and stuff.”



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