'Their Facilities Are Amazing'

Valparaiso (IN) standout forward Robbie Hummel had a long weekend, but he seemed to enjoy it a lot.

Valparaiso (IN) standout forward Robbie Hummel had a long weekend, but he seemed to enjoy it a lot.

"We visited colleges in North Carolina all weekend," Hummel told Pack Pride. "I had a lot of fun. I went to Charlotte on Friday, and it was real nice. The stadium was great, and the campus was real big... bigger than I thought it would be.

"I went to Duke that afternoon. It looks real old, but it's cool. I was looking at Cameron, and I didn't even know it. It looked like the Alamo or something on the outside. It was great just being there and seeing all the tradition Duke has.

"Then on Saturday I went to NC State. Well, their facilities are amazing. I was there for the scrimmage, and they had a lot of people there. The bottom lower level of their stadium was full, and that was impressive for an intrasquad scrimmage."

Hummel said his next unofficial visit will be to Indiana when the Hoosiers host Duke on November 30th. A four-star prospect according to Scout.com, the 6-foot-7 wing already claims a dozen offers prior to his junior season.

"I've got 12 offers," Hummel said. "Valparaiso, Notre Dame, Indiana, Purdue, Northwestern, Iowa, Xavier, Wisconsin-Green Bay, NC State, Charlotte, Miami, and Nebraska have offered me scholarships."

As a sophomore, Hummel was the sixth man for Valparaiso High, a team that finished 22-3 on the season. He averaged 7.5 points and six rebounds, and feels those numbers will increase during his junior season.

"I think I'm going to have a big year," he said. "I will be playing on the wing and I should have a bigger role. We had a strong team last year, and I didn't have to do as much. After playing AAU ball, I'm now a lot more confident."

A standout for the SYF Players, Hummel saw his recruitment pick up after his strong play on the AAU circuit. Now he is regarded as one of the top players in the '07 class.

"Colleges like my versatility," he said. "I think it is my biggest strength, and I shoot the ball pretty well too."

Hummel is in no rush to make a decision, but he would like to start cutting down his list in the near future.

"I don't have a favorite yet, but I think I'm going to trim my list down pretty soon," he said. "I want to make my decision after AAU season next summer."


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