WKU still in the mix for state's top player

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Western Kentucky University is still in the mix for the top player in Kentucky - Quentin Goodin - and during his media session at the NBA Top 100 camp he talked up Ray Harper's new hire. Goodin said the addition of Chris Shumate on the staff at Western kept the Hilltoppers on his list.

Quentin Goodin is set to narrow his list of potential schools next week.

The Taylor County High School standout guard - considered the top player in the state of Kentucky - might narrow it to five or six from the previous list of 12 that he released earlier this year.

And it sounds like Western Kentucky has a really good shot to be a finalist.

"The reason they are still on my list is because of Chris Shumate," Goodin said of the new assistant coaching hire by Ray Harper. "Shumate and I have been close for a long time. He's a really good guy.

"It's close to home and I feel comfortable there and now they have Shumate."

Goodin listed the following schools in January: Florida, Kentucky Wesleyan, Louisville, Marquette, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, UNLV, Western Kentucky and Xavier.

He said Florida, U of L, Xavier, and several others have still been making him a priority. He also said Indiana is back on the list.

"It's going to be hard to decide," he said.

Goodin said he wants to make a college decision before his senior season starts.


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