Blair Lists Seven

DeJuan Blair put together a monster summer and now has himself in good position to pick from a solid list of schools. The 6-8, 240-pound PF spoke with DeaconSports and shared his thoughts on his recruitment.

Coming off a monster summer, DeJuan Blair is starting to get a feel for the recruiting process. He has a solid list of schools after him and he wants to narrow it down and make a decision in the fall.

"It's really the same schools basically Tennessee, Miami (FL), Florida, Indiana, Pitt, Kansas State and Wake Forest," Blair, who has offers from all seven schools, said."

It's been a wild ride for the 6-8, 240-pound PF. He had two knee surgeries and wasn't able to play on the circuit until this year.

But the Pittsburgh (PA) Schenley product had a great start to the AAU season in the Spring at the Pitt Jam Fest, in May, and his strong play continued until late in the summer at the AAU Nationals.

Blair's main strengths are his intensity and rebounding ability. He is also one of the better passing big men in the country and his jump hooks usually find the bottom of the net.

With all of that said Blair has played his way to the top of a number of schools recruiting boards and he now has the luxury of picking from a solid list of schools. He said that he's looking for a school that he can come in and make an immediate impact.

"I just want to come in and start automatically," Blair said. "I want to come in and start and them to treat me good. I just want to have a good chance to get to the NBA to make my career successful and win a national championship."

One school that has been after him for a while is Wake Forest, and Blair said the Demon Deacons are one of his top 6 schools.

"They've been real good," he said of Wake's involvement. "I actually haven't talked to them recently, but I don't know I just like that school."

Blair hasn't set up any visits but that's something that he would like to do soon, prior to him making a decision in the fall.

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