House Cuts List To Six

One of the top prospects in the 2012 recruiting class is Sugar Land (Texas) guard Danuel House. After his recruitment blew up this summer, House saw his offers increase. Recently, however, House cut his list down to six schools. Find out if Ohio State made the cut inside.

Pardon Marland Lowe for having a hard time describing what Suglar Land (Texas) Hightower shooting guard Danuel House does best.

For Marland, who coaches House's AAU team Texas Pro, the view of the 6-6, 175-pound shooting guard's game is already rather complete.

"Everything," joked Marland when asked what House's strengths are. "To be in everyone's top 30, you have to be doing a lot of things well.

"He is a very good open floor player, one of the best players in the country in transition, he has a very good mid-range jumper, he is good from three-point range and he can guard the one, two and three," Marland continued. "He can pass the ball really well, has a great feel, and he rebounds. He just does a lot of things for who he is."

Perhaps that's why House has become one of the most coveted recruits in the 2012 class, as the four star guard is ranked as the No. 27 overall prospect in Scout.com's Top 100.

Though House's recruitment saw a big increase in interest during the summer, the hope to make a decision has the guard cutting down a hefty list of offers that included more than 10 programs.

Lowe said House has cut his interest down to six schools.

"Right now it looks like it is still Ohio State, Georgetown, Kansas, Houston, Texas, and Baylor," Lowe said. "Those are the six."

Ohio State has recruited House steadily over the course of the past few months and the guard's interest in the Buckeye program has been peaking as of late.

According to Lowe, Ohio State's continued interest has House listening. Soon, House hopes, he'll get the chance to get up to Columbus for an official visit.

"(They have recruited him) Real heavy," Lowe said. "They are trying to set up in-home visits and waiting to set up some dates where they can get him up there on an official visit. He definitely wants to come look at Ohio State."

Ohio State is coming off back-to-back visits to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16, but there are multiple factors that helped the Buckeyes make Lowe's latest cut.

"The tradition, the history behind the program over the last several years," Lowe said. "Coach (Thad Matta) has contacted him a lot and says he really likes him and would love for him to be a part of the program. (Ohio State) is in the Big Ten, which is one of the top conferences in the country and he loves to play against high-level competition."

Though Lowe has seen House lead his team to much success on the AAU circuit, the coach maintained that he still has plenty of growing to do in his senior season.

"He still needs to work on everything because he is such a newbie to the scene," Lowe said. "His window is so wide open where he is going to get so much better all-around, but primarily he knows he needs to work on his ball handling."

With increased exposure competing against top talent this summer, few saw their stocks rise as much as House. Described as an athletic wing that can finish in a variety of different ways, Lowe said he's been consistently good for a while.

"He has been a player who he has been in the past," Lowe said. "People kind of overlooked him and he didn't have the opportunity to be put on a national stage like he did this past year."

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