Lucas Likes The Deacs

Kalin Lucas is among the top players in the class of 2007 and he spoke with Evan Daniels of DeaconSports.com about his summer and his recruitment.

While Wake Forest is not quite done with their recruiting for the class of 2006, they have turned some focus on the class of 2007. One guard of interest is 6-foot, 165 pound, Kalin Lucas.

Lucas put together a productive summer and finished the summer ranked as the fourth best point guard in his class and 23rd overall. However there was one event in particular that Lucas felt he really got to show off his talents.

"I think my summer went real good. I think at the Nike Camp I think that's where I really showed my talent and showed what I can do," Lucas explained. "At the Nike All-American Camp I think I would have shown more talent if I hadn't gotten hurt."

When recruits play good in the summer, their stock not only rises in the rankings but also in the eyes of college coaches. Lucas listed Michigan, Michigan State, Wake Forest, Kansas, and Illinois as the schools that are recruiting him the hardest.

"Michigan and Michigan State," Lucas said when asked which schools he likes the most. "And I like Wake Forest too." "Their offense, I like how their guards play," Lucas said about Wake Forest. "And how their guards push the ball up and everything, that's basically how my game is."

During the open period Lucas got visits from Michigan, Michigan State, Kansas, Kentucky, and Illinois. The St. Mary Preparatory School product already hold offers from both of the state schools.

When Lucas sits down to make his decision playing time looks to be one of the biggest factors in his recruitment.

"One of my main factors is I want to go somewhere that I can play right off. I don't want to be on the bench," Lucas explained. "I want to go somewhere that I can play right off. I want to make sure that with the player and coaches that I have a good relationship with them and everything. And feel welcome to the program."

However at this point Lucas is focused on preparing for the basketball season and running with his cross country team.

"Working out everyday after school lifting weights, I run cross country too. I'm practicing with the cross country team as well," he noted.


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