Kevin Ware Still Sorting it Out

A top-100 player in the national class of 2011, Kevin Ware is still sorting through it all since de-committing from Tennessee. The 6-4 combo guard talked to us about the schools that have shown interest...

Kevin Ware didn't expect to be in this position again.

For the second time in his career, the 6-foot-4, 170-pound guard is going through the recruiting process, after Bruce Pearl and Tennessee parted ways. The four-star prospect, who led Rockdale County to the Georgia state championship game, signed with Tennessee during the early signing period, but asked for his release after Pearl was fired. Last week, Ware was granted his release and now is searching for a new school.

Ware told Scout.com that he doesn't necessarily have a list of schools. He did, however, say that Georgia, UCLA, Louisville, Central Florida, Georgetown, Kentucky and Tennessee are involved.

What's the next step?

"I'm just waiting until this dead period is done really," Ware told Scout.com. "Then [take] visits in April."

At this point he doesn't have any specific dates set.

He said many of the schools are interested in his ability to play either backcourt position.

Ware said: "I could definitely do that. I don't see myself as only a point guard. I want to get my team involved first, but I can also score. I can guard the point or I can guard the two. If they need me to play the one or two it doesn't matter because I'm a combo guard. I played a lot of point guard, but down the stretch it was more me having to score. I can do both, but when my teammates need me to score I can score. But I always try to get my team involved first that shows what kind of player I was."

Ware isn't planning to prolong the recruiting process. He's not interested in constant media exposure and he wants to find a new school as soon as he can. Besides Louisville, Ware said he's also hearing that Georgia, Georgia Tech, Florida State, UCF, Kansas, Georgetown and UCLA are interested in recruiting him. "I'm definitely going to take a couple visits," Ware said. "I'm just waiting to see who is really going to recruit me so I can narrow my list. I don't want to have a big list being it's so late in the process. The most important thing will be me getting to know the coach well and just basketball. I want to make sure I have a good relationship with the coach, that's very important." "The biggest factor is just making sure it's a good situation for my family and they will be able to come see me when they want," Ware added. "My mom is going to play a real big role. When it all boils down it will be me and my mom discussing the decision and try to figure everything out." Ware is set to participate in the Kentucky Derby Festival Classic on April 22nd.



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