UW in Scheyer's top four

Glenbrook North's Jon Scheyer, one of the top shooting guard prospects in the class of 2006, is moving ahead with his recruitment

Jon Scheyer, arguably the best outside shooter in the junior class, has narrowed his field to four.

The 6-foot-5, 175-pound Glenbrook North (Ill.) shooting guard recently knocked off California, Michigan State and Kansas – reducing those that he is seriously considering to Duke, Illinois, Wisconsin and Arizona.

"It feels so good to get it down to four," Scheyer said. "It's such a relief."

"I don't have any favorites out of the four yet," he added.

Scheyer plans to attend Wisconsin's home game against Michigan State Jan. 16 and is also hoping to travel to Durham to catch Duke's home contest with Wake Forest Feb. 20. He will also catch an Illinois game at some point this season, but will not be able to make the trek all the way to Tucson for a game this season.

"It's too far," Scheyer said. "I just can't make it out there, but I've been to a game there before and know what it's like."

Scheyer and his teammates are coming off a somewhat disappointing showing in the Proviso West tournament, losing to Evanston, 58-53, in the first round. Scheyer finished with 41 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks in the loss.

Scheyer admitted that there is a lot of pressure from those in the community for him to remain in-state, especially because top prospect have not tended to leave of late. However, proximity will not be much of a factor.

"I want to win a national championship," Scheyer said matter-of-factly. "There's so many things that can happen to a program between now and when I come in. I'm just trying to take some time to digest all of it."

Scheyer has connections to all four of his finalists. His high school coach, Dave Weber, is the brother of Illinois head coach Bruce Weber. Duke assistant Chris Collins also attended Glenbrook North. Jim Scheyer, Jon's father, works in Madison, Wis., and was coached at a fantasy camp by Arizona's Lute Olson.

Scheyer said he would like to make the decision by the time the spring rolls around, especially seeing how relaxed guys like Josh McRoberts were when they took to the AAU circuit with their recruiting process already wrapped up.

"But that doesn't mean I'm going to rush it and make it if I'm not ready," Scheyer said. "I'd like to get it done by then, but only if I definitely know where I want to go."


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