Ferguson Goes Through it Again

The #9-ranked player in the national class of 2010, Dominique Ferguson, was verbally commmitted to Kentucky, but rescinded the commitment. The 6-8 forward from Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence North will now unofficially visit a number of schools across the country over the next month...


Dominique Ferguson didn't expect to go through the recruiting process twice.

The 6-foot-7 forward thought he would spend his college days in Lexington playing for Billy Gillispie. With Gillispie out at UK, the original plan has been scrapped, but Ferguson doesn't seem all that upset.

"Since I'm not committed I'm getting a lot more attention and a lot more people are coming to my games and watching me play," Ferguson said.

"It's fun," he added. "I'm getting a lot more attention than last time. There are a lot more schools that I didn't think would be recruiting me like Florida, Texas, UCLA and Arizona. I would have never thought those schools would be recruiting me."

But those aren't the only ones in the mix.. Wake Forest, Louisville, Indiana, DePaul, Kentucky, Tennessee and most recently Duke have jumped in the five-star prospects recruitment.

"Right now I'm just taking advantage of everything and just enjoying it right now," the Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence North standout told Scout.com. "I'm liking all the attention that I'm getting."

Ferguson had plans to cut down his list, but with the NCAA rules not allowing college coaches out during the spring, he's opted to hold off. Instead he wants to wait and see who else wants to jump in.

"It's been even harder this year because the NCAA changed the rules and schools couldn't come out," he said. "There are probably more schools that want to talk to me but I don't know yet because coaches couldn't come to our games. I tried to trim my list down, but I keep getting more and more schools calling every week."

Duke put in a call to Ferguson this past week, and he'll get to see their campus during the Tournament of Champions. Although they weren't true unofficial visits, he got to see Tennessee's and Indiana's campus, while in town for tournaments.

Ferguson is, however, planning to take a handful of visits within the next month.

"I plan on taking a visit to [Indiana] for elite camp," Ferguson said. "I plan on trying to go to Florida, Texas, Arizona and UCLA. I'm going to get to three of those schools, so I'm trying to decide which one of the three I'm not going to make it to."

Tom Crean and his staff were all over Ferguson as soon as he decommitted. They've made a quick impression on the top 10 prospect and he loves the energy that they bring to the table.

"He's probably one of the most charismatic guys that I've talked to besides Bruce Pearl and the coaches at Arizona," Ferguson said of Crean. "He's always energetic and the way he talks to me you can tell he wants me to get to the next level no matter where I go."

Although he decommitted from the Wildcats, John Calipari has made Ferguson an early priority. According to Ferguson, Calipari has pushed him on the dribble drive offense.

"He always tells me on the phone that I'm perfect for the dribble drive offense. I haven't gotten a chance to look at that offense yet, but they want me to take a visit down there. I don't know when I'm going to do that."

"I want to take a look at that because it sounds like its perfect for me and something they do in the NBA. He told me I'm the main player in the class of 2010 that he wants. He always tells me I'm perfect for that offense."

Ferguson is ranked No. 3 at the power forward spot and checks in at No. 9 overall.


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