Troy Baxter

Four-star 2016 forward Troy Baxter cuts list to 3, sets 2 visits

Aug. 29 -- After getting a release from USF on Friday, Troy Baxter has set a pair of visits and cut his list of contenders to three...

The past few days have been a whirlwind for 2016 four-star forward Troy Baxter.

On Friday, the 6-foot-9 elite level athlete received a release from his Letter of Intent to South Florida, which makes him immediately eligible for the 2016-2017 basketball season.

So instead of starting classes this week, Baxter is now searching for a new school. 

After fielding more than 20 calls in the last few days, Baxter quickly narrowed his list of contends to three -- Arizona StateUCLA and UNLV -- his father informed Scout.

"We are going to UNLV on Tuesday and Wednesday and Arizona State on Thursday and Friday," Troy Baxter Sr. said.

Arizona State was among the first schools to get in touch with Baxter's camp when the news broke on Friday. The elder Baxter actually spent a few years in college at ASU and has an affinity for Bobby Hurley.

"Just the history there," he responded when asked about the Sun Devils. "I’m a big fan of the program. I actually attended there a couple of years. Just the like coach, coach Hurley he’s a legend to me. He’s someone that I really respect and he’s really been through some things and he knows basketball."

According to Baxter Sr., it's UNLV's style of play that sticks out about Marvin Menzies program.

"I know their history with the Runnin Rebels, but I think it’d be good for my son because that’s his style of basketball, where they get up and down the floor," he said. "From talking to the coaches, he’s really interested in getting to know my son and teaching. He’s willing to teach and will have patience."

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UCLA is currently on a foreign trip to Australia. When the Bruins return, the plan is for Baxter to set up a visit. Baxter Sr., said not being able to set up a visit for this week shouldn't hurt them.

"No, because they have a month," Baxter Sr. said. "Schools starts for them at the end of September."

"You’re talking legendary basketball," he said when asked about UCLA. "When you talk UCLA Bruins, you’re talking the opportunity of a lifetime. That would be something big. They always have a good record and program."

Although there isn't a timetable for a decision, Baxter and his family are moving quickly. 

"I’d like to have this over," Baxter Sr., said 


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