Prosser Visits Alaska PG

Wake Forest head basketball coach Skip Prosser took a trip to Alaska this week to visit with elite 2005 point guard Mario Chalmers of Anchorage, Alaska. Thursday, Chalmers spoke with DeaconSports about his visit with Wake's head man.

Four-star point guard Mario Chalmers is a hot commodity these days. One of the nation's elite point guards in the class of 2005, Chalmers is receiving interest and visits from many of the nation's elite schools this week.

Tuesday, Arizona coaches Lute Olson and Rodney Tention visited with Chalmers and told him that he was the Wildcats' #1 point guard recruit from the class of 2005. Also visiting Chalmers on Tuesday was Wake head coach Skip Prosser.

"He came in Tuesday afternoon and he was basically telling me how the school is at Wake and why I'd be a good fit," Chalmers said. "We met for about 2 hours." What were Chalmers' thoughts on Wake Forest after visiting with Coach Prosser? "I like Wake as a school," he said. "Coach Prosser really impressed me and taught me about the school and how I'd fit in. They fit me real good because they like to push the ball up the court."

After visiting with Arizona and Wake Forest in-home, Chalmers now has seven schools left on his list: "North Carolina, Arizona, Wake Forest, Marquette, Georgia Tech, UCLA, and Kansas."

Chalmers, who visited Arizona officially in March, plans to take three more visits before making a final decision. "I'll probably visit Wake Forest or Kansas and probably [take] one to Georgia Tech and North Carolina," he said.

The Alaska guard prospect noted that he plans to make his decision in the coming months and sign in November. Before deciding, Chalmers wants to make his visits and research to find the right school for him.

"School-wise, I'm looking for a good academic program and a good communications program," he said. "For a basketball program I'm looking to make a sudden impact."

Stay tuned to DeaconSports in the coming months for the latest on Chalmers' recruitment.

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