Freeman to cut his list to 10

The first day of school will be a busy one for 2013 guard Allerik Freeman. The five-star prospect will cut his list to 10 schools Thursday, with a big-time in-state program starting to get more involved with the Olympic High (Charlotte, N.C.) standout.

The first day of school will be a busy one for 2013 guard Allerik Freeman.

The five-star prospect will cut his list to 10 schools Thursday, with a big-time in-state program starting to get more involved with the Olympic High (Charlotte, N.C.) standout.

"The schools that I see myself best fitting at as a basketball player right now (will be on my list)," the 6-foot-3 guard said. "Eventually, I will choose a school that will fit me best as a basketball player and as a person. But right now, I just want to focus on the basketball part where I can get the best coaching and flourish."

Freeman's offer list consists of "about 26 or 28 schools" from varying conferences.

"I think I can play in any conference," he said. "I want to play in a great conference that has great competition, but as far as picking a conference, it doesn't matter."

Freeman doesn't have many visits set up, but two schools for sure will get visits.

"I know I'll be going to Kansas' midnight madness," he said.

Freeman will also take an unofficial visit sometime in the fall to North Carolina. The Tar Heels haven't offered yet, but the in-state school is starting to get in the mix.

"North Carolina's a great school," he said. "They're good traditionally. They have a family environment with all the alumni and all the success for the program. And their all about winning, and that's what I'm all about."

When asked if South Carolina would be on his list, Freeman said: "You'll just have to see when the list comes out."

South Carolina is one school that has been in the mix for a while for the guard, and he's tripped to campus several times to take in games.

"It's going to be hard to cut my list," he said. "A lot of schools have showed me a lot of love."

Freeman plans to share his list of 10 through a press release from his high school coach George Burgess.

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