At Michigan State's last home game, a vertiable who's who of prospects made the trek from the Breslin Center over to Spartan Stadium and received a lot of love from the observers who were smart enough to recognize them and give them big props.
Among those players was Eaton Rapids forward Alex Gauna, one of the top prospects in the state in the 2010 class. GSN wanted to find out what was going on with Gauna and how he felt about being in East Lansing.
"He took an unofficial visit to Michigan State a couple of weeks ago and he really enjoyed it," said Ed Gauna, Alex's father.
Gauna said that he and his son are beginning to see the offers start to come in. Currently, Alex holds offers from Oakland University and Xavier University, but expect many more.
What about MSU? Have they offered the up-and-coming star?
"No, they haven't offered yet. They are doing their evaluating and taking their time feeling out the situation and we are doing the same thing," said Gauna.
"My son just moved into the junior class as of June 15th and that was when he could start receiving offers. So we are taking our time and it won't be until he completes his AAU season next year before we really start getting serious about evaluating which schools we are interested in," said the elder Gauna.
Gauna (pronounced Gown-na), laughed when asked about the constant misspelling of the family surname which is Hispanic. He said that he understands because it is not familar to many people.
Guana said his son was spending "every night at open gym, working and honing his game to get prepared for Eaton Rapids season" one which will likely be a breakout for the 6-foot-9, 215-pound prospect who admits to being a "lifelong Spartans fan".
GSN's Joe Torok observed Gauna throwing down monster dunks, but also stepping out to hit the three-point shot in an AAU game. That kind of range is uncommon for a 15-year old player and it appears the sky is the limit for the developing star.
Look for Michigan State to continue to keep tabs on a player who could be a solid piece of the 2010 puzzle. Currently, the Spartans have extended just two offers, one to Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian shooting guard Russell Byrd and the other to Detroit Pershing point guard and MSU commitment Keith Appling.
Stay tuned to see who's the next player to be offered, it could be very well be Gauna.
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