Cole Aldrich Could Be Making His Choice Soon

Rumors are circulating that Cole Aldrich, a 6-11 junior center from Bloomington (MN) Jefferson who is ranked the No. 8 player in the Class of 2007 by, has made his college choice. Aldrich recently narrowed his list of schools to three, Kansas, Minnesota and North Carolina.

Cole Aldrich averaged 13.5 points this past season as the Jaguars finished 9-15. He had averaged 12.0 points and 8.6 rebounds as a freshman, when Jefferson finished 12-13.

Aldrich attended the NBA Players' Association Camp and Reebok ABCD camp this summer and played with the Minnesota Magic AAU team this spring and summer. The Magic won the Kingwood classic 16-and-under championship in April.

Aldrich wears the #45, due to following Minnesota center Randy Breuer, who wore that number for the Gophers in the 1980s and has been a mentor to Aldrich since grade school.

Aldrich recently talked to GoldenSports.Net about his decision to cut his list of schools to three.

"It was just getting to the point that so many people were calling every day. Like 10 or 15 calls a day. It was just killing me, because once school started, I knew that I had to get my homework done. School is first. So, we figure that if we are narrowed our choices down that it would be a lot easier on us. They can only call once a month, so that would be three calls instead of 15 calls a day. That was probably the main reason. We felt that the three schools that we narrowed it down to were the best options for me."

GoldenSports.Net attempted to contact the Aldrich family to verify rumors of him committing to Kansas. However, due to Aldrich preparing for finals, he is not available to the media until Wednesday.

Aldrich attended the Minnesota-Ohio State football game Saturday, where he spoke with Gophers head coach Dan Monson.

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