Looney to Announce his Top-5 at end of July

Scout's No. 2 PF Kevon Looney set to announce his top-5 later this month. Does U-M have a chance? Find out out in the story inside.

INDIANAPLOIS – 2014 power forward Kevon Looney is one of the best basketball players in the country. He is a consensus five-star player and is on the top of the list of many college coaches recruiting big board. While many schools hope to be his final choice, he said 10 schools are currently in the mix and hopes to cut his list to five by the end of the month.

"Yeah, I got 10 schools I am considering right now," Looney said. "Michigan, Florida, Duke, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Georgetown and Stanford. I don't know if I left anybody out, but they are the main ones right now."

With the Wolverines in the mix, is a visit to Ann Arbor in the cards for Looney?

"After I cut my list down to five at the end of July. Yeah, then I'll know where I am taking my visits," Looney said.

However, Looney indicated he is still in weekly contact with the Michigan coaching staff.

"Michigan, I talk with them a couple times a week," Looney said. "(Coach John) Beilein sends a text or he will call. I talked with him before he went to Russia. So I stay with communication pretty good with them."

While he admits he likes the Maize and Blue, he won't hint if they will make his top-five. "I'm not sure. I will to sit down with my parents with that," said Looney.

In the meantime, Looney says he will continue to work on his slender 6-foot-9, 208-pound frame as he enters his senior season at Milwaukee Hamilton High.

"I continue to get stronger since the end of the high school season," Looney said. "I have gained about 15-pounds. I'm trying get more athletic and faster. I am trying to improve my shooting and ball handling. I'm trying to be versatile.

"I want to be a wing. I want to be 6-foot-9 around 225-pounds. I look at people like Paul George and the things he does good. He is around my height. I would like to play like him. Lebron (James) is too big. I watch (Kevin Durant) a lot, but I don't know if I going to be like him. I just watch people like that body type."

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