Cody Larson Continues to Draw Big 10 Interest

Cody Larson, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound junior forward from Sioux Falls (SD) Roosevelt, is considered one of the top players in the Midwest in the Class of 2010. Larson will make an unofficial visit to Iowa next weekend, according to Paul Seville of the Dakota Schoolers AAU program. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Seville to learn the latest and find out where Minnesota stands in Larson's recruitment.

Cody Larson averaged 10.0 points and 7.2 rebounds per game this season as the Roughriders finished 18-7 and in sixth place in the South Dakota Class AA State Tournament. He finished with 11 points and eight rebounds in their 56-48 loss to Yankton as Minnesota signee Colton Iverson scored 27 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in the win.

Paul Seville said that Larson picked up scholarship offers from Gonzaga, Nebraska, Colorado, Colorado State, New Mexico, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Drake, Northern Iowa, Missouri State and South Dakota State.

Seville said that Larson is getting strong interest from several top programs.

"Iowa, Marquette, Arizona State, Michigan, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Texas, Washington State and Creighton are showing strong interest," he said.

Seville said that Larson is also hearing from Kansas and Florida.

Larson attended the Minnesota-Wisconsin basketball game in February. The Badgers have former Roosevelt product Joel Krabbenhoft on their roster and Larson is hearing from both schools.

"Tubby Smith saw him play three of his four games in Kansas City in the end of July," Seville said.

Larson played in the Basketball Academy, held at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS, July 5-8.


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