Lake Forest (IL) PF Evan Boudreaux had a strong showing at the Spiece Run N’ Slam All Star Classic last week. As it turns out, that was merely a continuation of the hardwood success he experienced during his high school campaign.
“(The season) went well,” said Boudreaux. “My team went 20-9. We lost in the regional championship. I had about 16 (points) a game and about 10 (rebounds per game). We should have done a little bit better as a team but we had a good year.”
Boudreaux isn’t a run/jump athlete, but he more than holds his own against those that are thanks to his toughness, skill level, and high basketball I.Q. Add all of that up and you have a player that’s the model of versatility on offense, plays physical defense, and is outstanding at cleaning up the glass.
“My game is inside-out,” he said confidently. “I like to mix it up inside but I can also take it outside, shoot threes [and] take guys off the dribble. Rebounding is a big part of my game.”
Numerous colleges have clearly taken notice and have steadily ramped up their interest over the last few months.
“I’ve got four scholarships from Iowa, Iowa State, Northwestern and Boston College right now,” he reported. “I’m hearing from Michigan State, Michigan, Stanford, Wake Forest, Virginia, Creighton, Tennessee [and] Wisconsin.”
The Wolverines are no strangers at Lake Forest, having lured Matt Vogrich from that same school four years ago. That naturally made Michigan a program Boudreaux paid particular attention to. That the Maize & Blue enjoyed a storybook tournament run only served to increase their appeal.
“I think (the Wolverines) are great,” he stated. “I think they’re on the up-swing for sure. Obviously they just went to the national championship. They were really close to pulling it out. So it’s definitely a program on the rise.”
“Michigan has been telling me they’re really excited about me. Coach Beilein said he really likes me and he wants me to be on campus after June 15th.”
The rising sophomore hopes to make his way to Great Lake State sometime this summer. That will provide him the opportunity to research more thoroughly how Michigan measures up to his criteria. He plans to do the same during numerous other visits he’ll take in the coming years.
“I’m looking for a good combination of athletics and academics for sure,” said Boudreaux. “But I want to be able to trust the coach and have a good relationship with my teammates as well.”
“I’m going to take my (with the recruiting process). I’ll (commit) probably sometime before my senior season.”