UConn Target Costner Looking At Fall Decision

New Jersey star likes the number of UConn players who have made it in the NBA.

Brandon Costner's admirers followed him to the desert this weekend, as 6-foot-8 power forward and his Tim Thomas Playaz Gold team competed in the Adidas Super 64 Tournament in Las Vegas.

Costner scored 11 points in the Playaz' 68-62 win over the IEBP Juniors of Inland, California, in pool play on Friday night. Jim Calhoun and his assistant Tom Moore made the trek out to remote Shadow Ridge High School to check out Costner, as did Seton Hall's Louis Orr, NC State's Herb Sendek, and Ben Howland of UCLA.

Costner's list is holding steady at five: UConn, North Carolina State, UCLA, Kansas, and Seton Hall. He doesn't have an exact time table for his decision, but will rely on his instincts and decide when the time is right.

"It's just a feeling," said Costner. "Just where I'm comfortable. Maybe the style of play, maybe the surroundings; it's just the way I feel."

Costner has taken an official visit to UCLA, and may take trips to his other suitors. As far as UConn's pursuit, he mentioned one aspect of the program that really appealed to him.

"How many NBA players they have produced over the years," said Costner.

In terms of a decision, Costner will choose when the time is right.

"I guess (I'll decide) in the fall," said Costner. "It's when it comes to me."


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