Chandler Gives A Timetable

Forward Wilson Chandler of Benton Harbor, Michigan is one of the several fine prospects that the new Buckeye coaching staff would love to land. As it turns out, we might not have to wait to long to find out where Chandler decides to play his college ball. Kyle Lamb caught up with him to find out more.

With school quickly approaching for Benton Harbor, Mich. standout Wilson Chandler, he's decided the recruiting process should come to an end soon.

Bucknuts spoke with Chandler on Friday afternoon, and he told us he would like to wrap his decision up within a matter of weeks.

"I definitely want to make my decision before school starts," he said. "I think I'm going to make it in early September right before or around the time I go back to school."

Before Chandler makes his decision, he has some unfinished business to take care of. Recently, he was scheduled to take unofficial visits to Michigan State and Ohio State.

Although he had to postpone his Ohio State visit because of transportation problems, his Michigan State visit went pretty well.

"It was pretty good," Chandler remarked. "They showed me around campus and I met with an academic advisor. I guess I didn't really see anything new."

Chandler a 6-7 WF who had a terrific summer, caught the eye of several high profile programs. He currently lists a core of four schools: Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Purdue.

With the trip to East Lansing to visit the Spartans now out of the way, Chandler will turn his attention on rescheduling the trip to Ohio State that he was unable to attend due to his ride to Columbus falling through.

He feels the trip can be a productive one.

"I've never been there to Ohio State before," he said. "I'm looking forward to seeing everything."

Trips to Indiana and Purdue are still uncertain for Chandler, although he is going to try to visit both places before September as well.

One thing working for Ohio State could possibly be his AAU teammate Jabari Currie, who also is strongly considering the Buckeyes.

"He's very good," Chandler said of Currie. "He's old school style, similar to Magic Johnson. I really like his style of play a lot. He's cool to play with."

Currie currently is torn between DePaul and Ohio State, but should Currie decide on the Buckeyes, it can only help Chandler's decision to attend OSU.

Chandler is now widely regarded as a top 100 prospect, and his AAU coach Chris Grier, recently said he might even be a top 50 caliber player.

Bucknuts will stay atop of this process, which appears to be within weeks of coming to an end. For Chandler, the fun has just begun.


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