Devils step up interest in Illinois guard

Ten schools are in the running for class of 2006 phenom

This story originally published on TheDevilsDen.com

Jon Scheyer did not exactly set the world on fire this past weekend in Houston, but one thing the Glenbrook North (Ill.) 6-foot-5, 170-pound sophomore does is learn from his mistakes.

The first game he was not aggressive, settling for 3-pointers. The next game he went hard to the basket.

``On a scale of one to 10, I'd give myself a four," Scheyer said after his first game, in which he scored 13 points – including four trifectas. "I didn't play really well. I didn't get to the basket and didn't do anything from mid-range."

Scheyer said that he plans on attending the Duke camp this summer after not being able to make it a year ago.

``This year I made an effort to make sure I could go," Scheyer said. "I'm really looking forward to it."

For now, Scheyer has a preliminary list that reads Duke, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Illinois, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Arizona and Florida.

``At the end of the summer, I'll cut it to seven or eight and hopefully I can make my decision at the beginning of my senior year," he said. "It'll be nice to get it off my chest."

One thing is for certain: Scheyer is glad that the Blue Devils stepped up their level of interest.

``I'm real excited," he added. "I haven't seen the school yet and am really looking forward to that when I go to camp. I want to learn a lot more about them."


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