Wake Forest Shows Interest in Loucks

Wake Forest has been out evaluating a ton of talent this April, and one guy they are sure to be taking a look at is 6-foot-4 junior Luke Loucks. Scout.com's 12th best point guard is starting to get a lot of looks and is beginning to take visits.

So far Loucks is receiving interest from Florida State, Georgia Tech, South Florida, Central Florida, Pittsburgh, St. Joseph, Minnesota, Michigan and Wake Forest. However, the Clearwater (FL) High standout only claims scholarship offers from the Seminoles and Yellow Jackets.

"There are a ton of schools that are showing a lot of interest and calling and texting me a lot," Loucks said.

A few new schools have entered the Loucks sweepstakes and he is certainly open to the interest. During the conference tournament Wake Forest sent a coach to check out Loucks.

"When they were down for the ACC tournament, which was in Tampa and was only about 15 minutes away from me, they came over for a game that night. I've been talking to their coach a lot. I've been talking to their younger coach a lot too."

A pair of coaches at new schools are also entering the picture. Tubby Smith and John Beilein have laid the groundwork and are pitching the idea of Loucks playing near his family.

"Minnesota has just started to put a lot of interest in me. I have a lot of family up there and I talked to their coaches a couple of days ago. That would be a possibility. I've been in close contact with coach Beilein at Michigan so that's another option too."

Playing time is a main a concern for Loucks and is something that he's taking into account when he examines schools.

"I don't have to necessarily start, but I want to at least compete for time just so I can get better on the floor and not just be a practice player. That's a big thing and then just being comfortable. You'll pretty much know when you find that right school."

Loucks' full itinerary for the summer isn't finalized, but he will definitely play in the Nike Memorial Day Classic and Nike's Peach Jam.

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