August 10, 2017
By: Julius Kim
Known for his strong upper body and his overall length, with an improving shot, Chicago native and four-star guard Ayo Dosumnu has narrowed his list to 11 programs: Illinois, Creighton, Kansas, Memphis, UConn, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, USC, NC State, Xavier, and Wake Forest. He gave his thoughts on each school and what their message has been to him.
Illinois: “Love Coach (Brad) Underwood’s style. I’m very familiar with his offense. He was one of the early offers when he HC at OSU.”
Creighton: “Creighton has been there since the beginning of this process. I love Coach Mac’s (McDermott) sets and we have built a great relationship. When his former assistant left, he did not assign me to another. He, himself, made me his priority. That’s love.”
Kansas: “Hall of Fame coach, any player who wouldn’t consider an offer from Coach (Bill) Self is crazy in my opinion. He knows talent and he knows what’s needed to develop you for the next level if that’s where you want to go.”
Memphis: “Memphis just jumped into the race last week but they have shown interest for a while now. They have attended many open gym sessions and saw my game when they were recruiting Charlie (Moore).”
UConn: “Another developing relationship with Coach (Kevin) Ollie. As a PG, I can appreciate the guard orientated system he runs.”
New Mexico: “Coach (Brandon) Mason recruited me when he was at UNLV. Up-tempo style of play and they were at 90% of my games in July. Made me a priority immediately.”
Oklahoma State: “Love the up-tempo style, as you can see the pattern in my schools of choice. The coaching staff has been all in. They have been in heavy communication with me and my family.”
USC: “Up and down; fast tempo. The incoming 2018 commits are solid.”
NC State: “ACC, again I’m a point guard that can score when necessary so style of offense is what drew me to all 11 programs.”
Xavier: “One of the few campuses I visited last year, really nice. Coach (Luke) Murray has probably been to 95% of my games in the last year. They have made me a top priority since the initial offer.”
Wake Forest: “Coach (Danny) Manning; so much knowledge there, former pro, knows both ends of the game. Coach Manning has a genuine love for the game and the growth and development of his players.”
The Mac Irvin Fire guard stated that he plans on cutting his list even more by the end of August and has thoughts on officials.
“I will cut it one more time. Not sure what that number will be but yes, I will cut it one more time. Will finalize visits by the end of the month.”