Bynum Taking it Easy

<b>Andrew Bynum</b> has seen his stock skyrocket during recent months. Now comes the next part of his recruiting process - coming to a decision. <P> He may have plenty of time to ponder his upcoming decision due to a ...

Andrew Bynum, the big man from St. Joseph's in New Jersey, is currently resting a sore ankle, according to family members. Bynum, who injured his ankle during the final of the Showcase held last week at Disney World, is likely to be off his ankle from competition events for a couple of weeks.

  While Bynum rests, the top six schools battle for the official visits. According to his brother Corey, who will be part of the decision making process, Andrew will take trips to Georgia, North Carolina, and Connecticut. There is room for some more visits.

   "Rutgers, Georgia Tech, Georgetown, and Duke are also on the list," he said. "I don't know the situation yet with Duke but they have contacted his AAU coach. We are supposed to hear from them soon."

  While Bynum waits for Duke to call, he does have offers from each of the other schools on his list. Ben Sherman's Inside Carolina website of the Insiders network first reported that Andrew was recently offered a scholarship by the Tar Heels. The website also reported that UNC will likely land a visit on October 15th.

  "The dates are being worked on," said Corey. "He will probably not take an official to Rutgers because he has been there a few times. But he will probably go back and visit them again before he decides."

  Bynum played with Rutgers recruits Anthony Farmer and Jaron Griffin recently. Both Farmer and Griffin have certainly put their two cents in on where Andrew should go. "Yes, much more so during the season," said Corey, who also laughed. "They are saying keep it all in the family, especially after winning a championship."

  The championship being the Showcase title in late July at the Wide World of Sports complex. Bynum, Griffin, and Farmer were three key members in helping the New Jersey All Stars win the event.

  Bynum, just 16 years old, is a work on progress right now. But just imagine how far he will be along when he reaches 20 years old -- an age where a few of the highly ranked players of the 2005 class are right now.

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