Four-Star PG Wabissa Bede breaks down five finalists

Four-star point guard Wabissa Bede made a major move in his recruitment this week by narrowing his list of schools to five & setting up an official visit.

Summer breakout star Wabissa Bede has narrowed his list of schools to five, he tells Scout.

Bede, who emerged with Vinny Pastore's Mass Rivals on the adidas circuit, is down to Butler, LaSalle, MinnesotaMassachusetts and Virginia Tech.

Bede broke down his five remaining schools:

Butler: "Coach [Chris] Holtmann was recruiting me a lot this summer I would see his face at almost every game. He said he needs a point guard and he thinks I can be their starting point guard if I go there. Assistant coach Terry Johnson was at every game this summer too and was recruiting me since September."

LaSalle: "Probably the hardest school recruiting me because they have been texting and calling me for almost two years now and Coach [John Giannini] and Coach [Sean] Neal are my guys."

Virginia Tech: "I love coach [Buzz] William. [He] reminds me of Vin. He's tough with a soft heart. He believes in me a lot and I can play at that level and produce there. Also they've been recruiting me a lot this summer."

UMass: "They are the hometown team and been recruiting me a lot for two years . Coach [Derek] Kellog is a good guy and a great coach and I love their style of play. It's very similar to Rivals."

Minnesota: "Coach [Richard] Pitino is a great guy and also feels like I can produce at that level. He tells me I will play a lot there too and he was almost at every game this summer and coach [Nate] Pomeday was at every game this summer too."

At this point, Bede has set one official and an in-home visit. Bede will see Butler the weekend of August 27th, while Virginia Tech will conduct an in-home with him on September 11th. 

"I'm planning on visiting VT and Minnesota in the September too," he said.

With his list down to a working number and visits being set up, Bede, who will be ranked when Scout updates the post-July top 100, is on track to make a college choice before the early signing period in November. 

"Early," he responded when asked when he will decide. "I'm trying to represent my team in lay up lines."

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