Mar 24, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All American forward Anthony Bennett (22) poses during a photo shoot for the 35th McDonalds High School All American Game to be held at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Anthony Bennett Eliminates Washington


Mar 26, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; McDonalds High School All American forward Anthony Bennett (22) does a dunk in the dunk contest during Jam Fest at the Gerald Ratner Athletic Center for the 35th McDonalds All American Game. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Adam Zagoria published an article today on his site, Zagsblog.com that releases Bennett’s new list. That list is UNLV, Florida, Kentucky, and Oregon. Washington is no longer in the mix.

This comes as no surprise to anyone that has been following the recruitment of Bennett. He has seemingly favored the SEC schools for the last few months; Florida and Kentucky. One of these two schools is where many think Bennett will ultimately land.

As for the other two schools on his list, each has a reason to be around. UNLV is the school in town. They have shown a lot of support for him at his high school games and that has helped UNLV stay in the mix. Oregon is the destination of his teammate and close friend Domonic Artis.

Washington didn’t have any extra connection to Bennett and ultimately that pushed them off the list. Zagoria also reports that he will eliminate another school in the next week and that he plans to only visit three schools and then decide.

Bennett wasn’t a typical big man and did not want to play back to the basket. He mainly wanted to play the 3 in college and be given the green light to shoot from behind the arch. UW may be reamed by fans for missing on another big man but for Bennett he is more of a hybrid forward.

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  • huskylenz

    Oregon remains on the list for one reason; Nike money. But, ultimately Nike will make sure he heads to another one of its outposts and Kentucky has the #1 class for the 4th straight year.
     
    By the way, Bennett had in home visits from all four, but not UW last week. That was enough of a sign.

    • stroupenator

      @huskylenz If you think that, you are dense. Oregon remains in it because they are the only school in the PNW committed to sports. Washington, as was seen in away games, was not. Nobody would ever choose Washington over Oregon in sports without having some reason other than sports.

      • huskylenz

        @stroupenator You are right, those who care about getting an education would choose Washington with it’s Top 20 academic ranking over 300-something Oregon.

        If it is pot, Nike money, and “sports”, then Oregon may be the better choice.

        • stroupenator

          @huskylenz oh, I’m sure defensive linemen care about math. (rolls eyes)