NBPA Camp Interview GBW conducted a few weeks ago. At the Nike camp last week he gathered with a number of reporters to field more questions.

"> NBPA Camp Interview GBW conducted a few weeks ago. At the Nike camp last week he gathered with a number of reporters to field more questions.

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Nike Camp Interviews: Eric Boateng

<p>Delaware center <b>Eric Boateng</b> has kept his recruitment pretty close to the vest throughout his process. He shed some light on his visits and schools in an <a href="http://michigan.theinsiders.com/2/270009.html">NBPA Camp Interview</a> GBW conducted a few weeks ago. At the Nike camp last week he gathered with a number of reporters to field more questions.</p>


For more on Eric and others at the Nike Camp, click 2004 Summer Event Coverage link on the left NAV bar and check under Shoe Camps.

For links to even more GBW stories on Eric Boateng, check out the Basketball Recruiting Primer, which will be updated with new links and info tomorrow.

How was your Duke visit? Are they your leader?

“I can’t say anything. I really enjoyed my visit and camp. It was great. I think Coach K is a great guy, but I just don’t want to talk about it right now.”

Do you have a timetable for your decision?

“I don’t know, whenever the time is right. “

How about your Michigan visit?

"I really liked it and Coach Amaker. I also really enjoyed UCLA, Georgetown, and Villanova."

Are you satisfied with the way you’ve been playing here at camp?

“I’ve been getting better every session and every game. I’m getting there.”

You worked with Tim McCormick at the NBPA camp. Did he talk about Michigan with you?

“We talked about some colleges and Michigan did come up. He said he had a great time there. He’s a great guy.”

What’s next for you?

“I’ll be doing a couple of AAU events. One in Jersey….The Reebok Classic. One at the University of Delaware…Charlie Weber. Then I go out to Nevada, and then I’ll be going home for August.”

Do you like all of the recruiting attention?

“I’ve pretty much been able to escape it for a bit. That’s because I don’t like it so much, so I try to escape it. I hope I’m handling it well. I’m enjoying the process. It has all been a learning experience for me.”

Are you happy that Coach K turned down the Lakers?

“(Laughing) Yeah…for college basketball.”

Do you feel like this camp is going better for you than the NBPA camp?

“Yeah, most definitely.”

What was it that was slowing you up? Were they not passing you the ball?

"Along with not getting the ball, I just wasn't enjoying it. I was fatigued. Mentally I just wasn't in it. I was speaking to my coach about it and I was just real low at that point. But I'm back from that now. I'm enjoying playing basketball again. For some reason it was just tough for me during that period."

Are you going to take anymore visits?

“I’m going to have to figure that out when I get back from this camp. I really don’t know. We’ll see.”

If you decided NOT to take visits, how long after that do you think a decision might come?

“It would probably come….I don’t know. I don’t really have a timetable for it. Whenever the time is right.”

Are there some schools that are sticking out on your list right now?

“Yes…and I don’t want to talk about it (laughing)”


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