Western Kentucky made the final nine for Texas 4-star guard Jay Jay Chandler, who talks about the Toppers and gives the program high marks

Western Kentucky University made the final nine for Texas four-star guard Jay Jay Chandler. Chandler had more than 25 scholarship offers and talks about the WKU program and the coaching staff.

Western Kentucky University coach Rick Stansbury made waves on the recruiting scene with a commitment from top 10 prospect Mitchell Robinson in early July for the Class of 2017.

Stansbury is trying to add a top guard to go along with Robinson.

And one of the targets is Cinco Ranch, Tx., four-star guard Jay Jay Chandler, who recently released his final nine schools and had the Toppers on the list. He also listed USC, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Oregon, Houston, Baylor, SMU and Oklahoma.

"Western Kentucky is showing me a lot of interest," Chandler said. "A lot of the schools are but they're showing a lot.

"Me and coach Stansbury are pretty good. I have been talking to him since before he even got to Western Kentucky, back when he was at Texas A&M. So we have a really good relationship going."

Chandler, who said he wants to visit Bowling Green soon, said he feels like the up-tempo style that he's expecting Stansbury to play at Western Kentucky will "fit me perfect."

"An up-tempo game, push it down the court and go," Chandler described. "I think that fits me, just keep playing with a high tempo."

With Robinson already on board for the Toppers, Chandler said it makes it easier to look at the Toppers.

"They're not a high major, but his commitment makes me take notice of them," Chandler said. "I know what coach Stansbury wants to do there and (Robinson) is an amazing player for them. It would be great it we could play there together."

Chandler, who ranks as the No. 86 player in the Class of 2017, said he improved on several things during the summer but still knows htere's room for improvement in his game. The 6-foot-3 Chandler ran with the Houston Hoops team.

"My jump shooting is a lot better and being able to score off the dribble," Chandler said. "Those are the two things I have improved on the most but I guess I need to work on finishing after contact, that's what needs work now."


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