One of the West Coast’s top prospects in 2017 is Cody Riley, a 6-foot-7, 250-pound power forward from Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon.
Scout’s 27th ranked prospect and 4th rated power forward in 2017, Riley is a physical post who can score around the basket or face up and shoot from midrange.
“I’m really working on my one and two dribble pull-up,” Riley said. “I’m working on my jumper and also my body in general. I want to knock off some fat and put some muscle on.”
In April, Riley told Scout that UCLA is the school recruiting him the hardest and the four-star prospect says that the Bruins remain heavily involved.
“They’re definitely still one of the schools recruiting me the hardest and staying in contact with me,” said Riley. “I talk to coach (Steve) Alford and the coaching staff a lot and they seem like really good guys. I feel like I would fit right in.”
No one is outworking the Bruins at this point, but there are others in the mix with Riley as well.
“UConn is starting to come in pretty hard too,” he said. “I haven’t had the chance to meet their guys but I’ve talked to their coach (Kevin Ollie) on the phone and he seems like a really good guy.
“I’m talking to Maryland every now and then, Kansas is keeping in touch, I’ve talked to Duke a couple of times and USC is involved too.”
Riley is hoping to check out some programs that he’s not as familiar with.
“I really would like to get out to those schools on the East Coast like UConn and Maryland and see their campuses and watch practice,” Riley said.
As of now, Riley says he’s not in a rush to make a decision.
“I’m still pretty open; I’m not turning anyone down and I’m taking it slow,” he said. “ I haven’t paid close attention to the process. I’ve been letting anyone who wants to come in and stay contact, come in and stay in contact.
“I have no timetable right now. I’m just waiting it out.”