Four In The Mix For Semrau

Richard Semrau, of Lutheran West HS, is beginning a very busy summer. After playing at The Real Deal on the Hill, Semrau is headed to Kingwood and then is expected to play in the Spiece Run N Slam. So who does he favor? He talked with Evan Daniels of and updated his list.

Sometimes changing positions doesn't always work out.

At least that was the case with Richard Semrau this past weekend. Semrau, who plays AAU ball with Blessed IJN, played the small forward position at The Real Deal on the Hill. But according to him it's time to switch back to the four spot.

"I played the three this weekend and we were just trying something new with my team," Semrau indicated. "But I think I'm going to go back to playing the four. I think I'm a lot stronger at that position."

"I think I did an ok job," Semrau said of this past weekend. "But I don't think I played up to my expectations."

Semrau will be at Kingwood this coming weekend and Spiece the next weekend so he has plenty of opportunities to re-tune his game.

The 6-foot-9 forward had a solid junior season averaging 22 points and 13 rebounds a game and led his team to the district championship. And while he has been doing damage at Lutheran West HS right now, he does have his eyes set on four schools at the next level.

Wake Forest, North Carolina, Florida, and Illinois are the four schools Semrau listed, and he said that all had offered except for North Carolina. While all four of those schools are highly ranked, Semrau has his own reasons for liking them.

"All of the schools are great basketball program," Semrau said. And second off all the schools are really good in education."

"I like the way North Carolina plays, they like to fast break a lot," Semrau said. "I think I'm a good player doing that, because that's what my high school team does. Same with Wake Forest they like to run the ball a lot. I like the Florida offense and I definitely like the way Illinois plays."

Semrau has unofficially visited Wake Forest and North Carolina and plans to take official visits to all four schools on his list. He hopes to have a decision made before his high school season starts.

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