Conley Living It Up

What do you do when you're a junior in high school and getting offers to just about any college you want to go? You live it up, and that is exactly what Mike Conley of Indianapolis, Indiana is doing.

The 6-foot-1 point guard is ranked number one at his position and in the top 20 overall in the class of 2006. While ranked so high, Conley still can't believe how much attention he has received at such an early age.

"It's real cool," Conley exclaimed. "It's something I thought I wouldn't be doing at this early age. Being able to talk to great players, great coaches, and to hang out with great young players my age."

Conley has earned every bit of the attention he has received. He is averaging 12 points, 7 assists, and 4 steals despite missing six games this season. Conley's importance showed during his absence, as his team lost their only two games while he was sidelined with an ankle injury.

The smooth point guard has been high on Wake Forest throughout the recruiting process, and it seems to remain that way.

"Nothing has really changed at all," Conley replied. "Wake's still on top."

While Wake is still the leader, his recruitment is far from over. Conley does however, have his list down to five main schools: Wake Forest, Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Arkansas.

With Conley claiming Wake as his leader, what does this say about Daequan Cook who declared that he and Conley would go to school together?

"We (Conley and Cook) just talked about the fact that we wanted to play together, and what schools we both liked," Conley replied. "We both like Wake Forest and Ohio State. I know I want to play with him and he wants to play with me."

So has Conley tried to recruit Cook to Wake Forest?

"Oh yeah, I always tell him Wake's the place to be, and tell him to come with me."

"He agrees with me sometimes, and then sometimes he'll want to see another school," Conley proclaimed. "I think he likes Wake Forest, but I don't know about his decision at the moment, but I know I'm trying to get him to come where I go."

Conley has already visited Wake Forest twice, but he continues to check out other schools. He even attended Illinois/Indiana game this past weekend.

"It was my first time going to Illinois for a game," Conley said. "It was nice. It's a pretty big school, and had a nice crowd and everything. The team was good, it was a fun time."


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