Cassity Picks Up New Offer

The recruitment of Pinckneyville (Ill.) senior Kyle Cassity is starting to heat up, with the versatile combo guard picking up a new scholarship offer this week and having coaches from two interested schools come to town.

"It's getting more exciting," Cassity said on Saturday, "to see who is interested and who isn't as interested."

Saint Louis University coach Rick Majerus showed how interested he is when he extended a scholarship offer to Cassity on Wednesday.

Cassity said Evansville was in on Friday and Michigan coach John Beilein was scheduled to visit on Sunday after having previous visits cancelled by inclement weather.

"They tried to come a couple times but it snowed," Cassity said.

A 6-foot-5, 185-pound senior who can play either point guard or shooting guard, Cassity said he has offers from SLU, Albany, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville and Missouri-Kansas City.

The Pinckneyville guard made the hour and a half drive to St. Louis on Jan. 17 and watched the Billikens defeat then-No. 21 Rhode Island 68-61 at Scottrade Center.

He also knows about Majerus and the coach's tenure at Utah.

"I remember when he was at Utah," Cassity said. "They put that story in Sports Illustrated. I'm not too sure about that stuff, what is true and what is exaggerated."

Cassity said Michigan, Evansville and Southern Illinois have all expressed interest recently. He said he doesn't know whether or not those schools might be close to offering him or not.

"I guess they are still looking at it and looking at what is best for them," he said.

With the way Cassity's recruiting has been changing in recent weeks, he doesn't sound like he's ready to make a commitment anytime soon.

Cassity's Pinckneyville squad is currently 22-4 going into the state playoffs next week.

On Friday night, Cassity showed off his versatility in a 67-43 victory over Anna-Jonesboro. The senior guard had 19 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and seven steals.

"I'm probably going to give it a rest here for a while and finish out the season and then see what happens after that," he said.


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