Madison On Stanford Radar

Relatively unknown on the national level, Springfield (IL) Lanphier's Karl Madison enjoys a solid reputation in the Midwest. The 2010 prospect is planning a trip to Stanford for elite camp.

Like any other high school basketball player, Karl Madison is looking to raise his profile. A solidly built 5-foot-10 floor general from Lanphier High in Springfield, IL, Madison is well on his way to doing so.

Last weekend, Madison helped lead his St. Louis Eagles club team to a championship at the Sabes Invitational in Minneapolis.

"It's good be out here playing with these guys," said Madison. "I feel like I'm doing a good job in handling my business."

A no nonsense guy on the floor, Madison is all about handling his business. He's capable of getting into the lane and finishing at the rim thanks to his compact body. He gets his teammates involved and he's a good enough shooter that defenses can't leave him alone.

Not surprisingly, colleges have started to take notice and he's got a wide ranging early list.

"I like Stanford, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Northwestern and Nevada. I'd say those are my top five," said Madison while noting that each of those schools had made trips in to watch him during the winter or spring. "I've got offers from schools like Illinois State, Missouri State and Northern Iowa. Iowa is starting to call."

According to Madison, he'd like to take some visits this summer and one that he'll definitely be taking is an unofficial visit to Stanford.

"I'm headed up to Stanford for their elite camp," Madison told The Bootleg. "I'm looking forward to getting out there."

A confident lefty, Madison said that academics will play a strong role in his decision and he's hoping to play at the highest level possible. For now, he's focusing on a strong academic finish to his junior year and a big summer.

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