Kevon Looney Cuts His List

As the recruiting process continues to inch towards the Fall Signing Period, another top Blue Devil target has moved closer to a decision by cutting his list of schools...

Kevon Looney, considered a five star prospect and the nation's No. 9 overall player in the class of 2014, told ESPN's Paul Biancardi that he's reduced his list of schools to six. That list includes Duke, Florida, Tennessee, UCLA, Michigan State, and Wisconsin.

Schools who didn't make the final cut for the Wisconsin power forward include Connecticut, Michigan, Stanford, Georgetown, and Tennessee.

Scout.com describes Looney as "a versatile forward that handles the ball well, has great touch and can score in a variety of ways. He can hit mid-range range shots and even threes, although his shot could be more consistent, but he's also capable of scoring at the rim. He's a relentless rebounder that plays the game with energy and toughness."

With his AAU season over, Looney will now focus on getting back in the gym and preparing for his senior season at Milwaukee Hamilton High. That means adding some weight and strength to his frame.

"I've continued to get stronger since the end of the high school season," Looney said. "I have gained about 15-pounds. I'm trying get more athletic and faster. I am trying to improve my shooting and ball handling. I'm trying to be versatile.

"I want to be a wing. I want to be 6-foot-9 around 225-pounds. I look at people like Paul George and the things he does good. He is around my height. I would like to play like him. Lebron (James) is too big. I watch (Kevin Durant) a lot, but I don't know if I going to be like him. I just watch people like that body type."

In their recruitment of Looney, the Duke coaching staff has made it clear they plan to utilize his versatility should he choose to play his college ball in Durham.

"They've talked about a lot of the great players they've coaches before that you see on TV a lot," Looney told TDD of Duke's pitch. "On their [in-home] visit, they even brought me a video to show me with guys like Grant Hill, the Team USA guys, and it was a nice presentation. They see me as a three-four player, and it seemed like Coach K had a lot of plans for me."

Looney has previously indicated that a decision won't be made until he takes all five official visits.


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