July 11, 2006

Pope taking his time

The nation's No. 10 rated prospect is Aliquippa, Pa., forward Herb Pope. While Pope hasn't generated the hype from the media of the top two players in the rankings, the 6-foot-8, 233-pounder is one of the best available prospects in the country.

The AAU circuit is where Pope has shown some of his talents and he will continue those efforts this coming weekend.

Pope, a member of the Pittsburgh JOTS AAU team, has not reached a decision on where he wants to play his college basketball.

Pope has mentioned Kansas State, Louisville, Connecticut and Pittsburgh as schools he is focusing on.

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