HOOPS RECRUITING: Bone looking for true Post?

HE'S A LEGIT 6-foot-10 and moves extremely well for his size, says his prep coach. In other words, a true presence at the 4 spot, something that has eluded WSU for awhile. He has a Cougar offer, and he loved Pullman when he came out for a visit recently. But there's a catch.

The catch is that it's now become clear that it will be a while before Keanu Post out of Westwind Prep in Phoenix arrives to the next level, Westwind coach Bobby Bossman told CF.C.

Indeed, Post's next step won't be to sign his LOI in a few weeks. Instead, he'll be eyeing which junior college to attend for a year in order to get his academics in order, and then Bossman expects Post to see plenty of recruiting attention in the Class of 2012.

"He loved (WSU)," said Bossman. "He loved coach (Ken) Bone, loved coach (Ben) Johnson…They definitely see him as a big body, see a huge amount of potential in him, how good his hands are and how well he moves."

But Post, now as a 2012 prospect, isn't close to making the call to go crimson.

"He's a kid who definitely is not in a rush. Whenever I talk to him about that, how recruiting is going and who he likes, all he talks about is getting better out on the floor, that's where his focus is," said Bossman.

WSU and Utah State (coached by Stew Morrill, once a WSU assistant under George Raveling) are Post's two offers, Bossman said.

Former WSU coach Tony Bennett at Virginia is also ramping up his recruitment of the big man, and Duke called Bossman last week to inquire about Post and his status.

POST IS RAW, Bossman said, but his potential is sky-high.

"No question he's (raw). He definitely needs more experience, definitely needs more one on one instruction," said Bossman. "But he can be so (big-time), he's a big body, moves extremely well for his size, has good feet and good hands. And now he's actually showing he has good touch… and it's not that he needs to shed weight, he just has a body frame that he needs to work on getting stronger and maximizing his potential there."

WITH POST out of the mix for the 2011 upcoming regular signing period, (April 13 - May 18), who might the Cougs be looking at in the post?

CF.C will have more on hoops recruiting as April 13 gets closer but some of the names out there in cyberspace attached to WSU in addition to Post include Braeden Anderson and D.J. Shelton, nephew of Lonnie Shelton and a freshman this past season at Citrus College.

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