Kevin Noreen Still Undecided On His College

Kevin Noreen, a 6-foot-10 forward from Minnesota Transitions who received a release from his letter of intent with Boston College, has spent the last month being re-recruited by many of the top programs in the country. Golden Sports.Net caught up with Noreen to learn the latest on his recruitment

Kevin Noreen, who was named Minnesota's Mr. Basketball and was the Gatorade Player of the Year, visited Oklahoma last Monday and Tuesday and Arkansas Wednesday and Thursday.

Noreen visited Marquette April 23rd and 24th and Northwestern April 25th and 26th. Noreen signed with the Eagles in the early signing period. However, Boston College head coach Al Skinner was fired after the season.

Noreen led Wolves to a Class A state title with a 61-52 over Sebakia as he finished with 24 points, 15 rebounds, four assists and nine blocked shots, despite suffering what was later revealed to be a ruptured spleen. He averaged 36.5 points, 14.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 3.6 steals and 2.9 blocked shots per game and became the state's all-time leading scorer.

You were supposed to visit Iowa and Iowa State this weekend. How did that trip go?

"I did not make that trip. I plan on making the Iowa, Iowa State trip when the dead period is over."

Have you thought about when you are going to make your decision?

"As soon as the dead period is over, make a few more visits and then probably within four or five days."

Are you kind of surprised that this is still going on? Obviously, the more you look at these schools, it gets harder since there is something to like about all of them.

"That's true. Each place has their own thing. They all have their own specialty. It is just hard to narrow it down. It is just so late with these schools getting involved with me. I really had to be careful here and make sure I pick the right one and not just go there for the glamour. I'm taking my time, so I can see the character of the place."

Have you even narrowed down your list of schools?

"It is still fairly big. I would say that it is at least ten. I'm probably considering a couple more than others. It is going to be tough. I'm really going to have to focus on this and concentrate on making the right decision."

The last two schools you visited were Oklahoma and Arkansas. What did you think of those two schools?

"Excellent. Both of those visits went really well. I thought that I jelled with the guys there and I could see myself playing at either one of those places. You can tell that there is a commitment to their programs there. That is definitely something that I would want to be a part of."

I think that I saw North Carolina was another program that was trying to get involved. Have you talked to them at all?

"I have. For me to play at another ACC school, I would have to win an appeal from the ACC. They think that it is a possibility. They don't know how good of a chance it is, but it is a possibility. They said that it might take a week and a half or two weeks to get that done. That is also why I didn't sign. I would really love to play in the ACC and I just want to see if anything else could open up there."

Marcus Thornton, who signed with Clemson in the early signing period, has considered fellow ACC school Georgia Tech before deciding to go to Georgia. I had heard you were hoping that his appeal to play for another ACC school would help your case.

"I don't think that he won his appeal, so that does not help me out. Same kind of case with him. His coach left and if he wanted to transfer to another ACC school, but it did not work out for him. Each case is different, so hopefully they will take a look at my case and maybe they'll see something different there."

When do you think that you are going to go down to Iowa and Iowa State?

"Not a set date yet. Probably as soon as the dead period is over."

When do you finish up high school?

"I'll be done in a couple of weeks. That will make it a little bit easier. I had to miss a few days of high school with these visits, but it is my future. I'm looking at the 40-year picture and not just the four year."

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