Battle Visits Saint Louis

Minnesota native Armond Battle and his father went on a bit of a road trip last weekend. The Battles visited a few schools recruiting the Class of 2008 forward, including Saint Louis University, after heading to Wisconsin for a team camp.

Battle is a 6-7, 185-pound forward for Benilde-St. Margaret's High School in St. Louis Park, Minn., and plays for the Howard Pulley Panthers in the summer.

He said he has offers from Bradley, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Western Michigan and Montana.

Battle visited Wisconsin-Green Bay on Friday morning and participated in the team camp on Friday and Saturday. They visited some friends in Peoria, Ill., on Saturday night and visited Bradley on Sunday morning before heading to St. Louis.

The Minnesota high schooler enjoyed his visit to the SLU campus, where he was escorted around the facilities by assistant coach Angres Thorpe.

"I liked it a lot," Battle said. "I met up with coach Thorpe. Coach (Rick) Majerus wasn't there at the time. He took us around campus and showed us pretty much everything on campus. It was real nice. The campus was a lot more than I expected."

So was the under-construction Chaifetz Arena.

"That was a sight to see," Battle said. "It was real nice."

Battle averaged 20.1 points per game, scored 20 or more points in 15 games and scored 30 or more points three times. His season high was 36 points against Columbia Heights.

The Red Knights went 27-5 a year ago, losing to St. Thomas Academy 56-40 in the Minnesota Class AAA championship game at the Target Center. Battle had 13 points and nine rebounds in that game.

Battle averaged 15.4 points and 7 rebounds per game as a sophomore when B-SM won 20 of 28 games and lost in the playoffs.

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