Texas In Armwood's Top Four

Two weeks ago at the Tournament of Champions, we caught up with Isaiah Armwood. The Montrose Christian combo forward broke down his school list and his approach to summer basketball.

He's 6-foot-7 and pushing 200 pounds. Isaiah Armwood, Scout.com's No. 21 prospect in the Class of 2009, is a talent. Always has been. With his final season on the horizon, his last go-round on the circuit is giving him a chance to polish up his game.

"I'm still out here having fun," Armwood said. "The main goal is to win. I'm out here working on my game and transitioning positions.

"I use the spring and the summer to work on my outside game. During the high school season, it's hard. We run a structured system at Montrose and the summer is more loose and you can work on what you want to."

The Rockville (Md.) Montrose Christian product is a power forward with a chance on transitioning to the small forward slot because of his athleticism and perimeter touch. College programs see the potential in the move. "A lot of schools say I'm a face up four man. I have to work on my skills. I'm a run up and down athlete who can do things. Eventually I want to step out onto the wing."

Living outside D.C., and being around Montrose means great summer pick up ball. Kevin Durant and Drew Neitzel recently buzzed coach Stu Vetter's gym.

During the season, college recruiters were buzzing as well. At this stage in the process, one coach stands out amongst a distinguished group.

"Jay Wright," Armwood snapped. "It's the relationship I have with the coaches and they've been recruiting me since my freshman year. I have a good relationship with all the coaches and the players."

Texas, Ohio State, Villanova and Syracuse are in his fave four.

"I haven't talked to many head coaches but I've talked to all of them at least once. I mainly talk to the assistants."

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