By Jeff Borzello
Landen Lucas is one of the top big men left on the board, but he seems to be closing in on a decision.
The 6-foot-8 Findlay Prep (Nev.) product has taken three official visits, to California, Stanford and Tennessee. Lucas is also planning his fourth – and final – trip for November 5, to Washington.
“Hopefully after it, I’ll have a good feeling about one of the schools and make my decision easier,” he said.
“My goal is to have one by the fall signing period.”
Visiting all four schools within a month of each other will allow Lucas to compare all four efficiently.
He said he liked the coaching staff at Tennessee, the entire team at Cal, and the campus at Stanford.
“Just a good fit on and off the court,” Lucas said of what he’s looking for in a school.
Lucas is an Oregon native who landed just outside CBSSports.com’s Top 100 after the July period. He is a good low-post scorer who has a variety of moves in the paint and knows how to get baskets with either hand. His hands and basketball savvy make him an asset as well.
While his rating has taking a bit of a hit in the past couple of years, Lucas is optimstic he will make an impact at the next level.
“A bigger one than most people are expecting from me,” he said. “I’m very confident heading into my first year.”
Photo: Courier-Journal (Louisville)