Cole Aldrich Talks About Newest Offers

Cole Aldrich, a 6-9 sophomore center from Bloomington (MN) Jefferson, scored a career-best 29 points to lead the Jaguars to a 56-41 win over St. Paul Harding. He also had an incredible 17 rebounds and 14 blocked shots in the non-conference gamee. Aldrich is ranked as the No. 6 player in the Class of 2007 by Scout.com and attended the Minnesota-St. Francis game Wednesday night. College Basketball News caught up with the talented big man to find out the latest on his recruitment.

Cole Aldrich averaged 12.0 points and 8.6 rebounds as a freshman as Jefferson finished 12-13. He played at the Nike Jamboree in St. louis in June and with the Minnesota Magic AAu team this spring and summer.

He had previously told me that he had already received scholarship offers from Minnesota and Kansas. However, there are two new additions to the list, according to Alrdrich.

"Arizona and Wisconsin have offered and Duke has been in contact quite a bit."

Aldrich is averaged 17.8 points per game this season, which is made more impressive by the fact the Jaguars are only averaging 50.3 points per contest.

Kansas head coach Bill Self caught Aldrich's nine-point, eleven rebound and eleven blocked shot effort against crosstown rival Bloomington Kennedy. Aldrich has been town to Lawrence for a game last season and attended their Midnight Madness this year.

Aldrich did not attend any of the individual shoe camps in July, opting to play for his AAU team in the 15-and-under championships, but you can expect a big recruiting war for his attentions.

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