May 15, 2007

Van Treese has offers from everywhere

Lawrence North failed to take the state crown for the first time in four seasons last March, but the Wildcats have plenty of reason to look forward to a return campaign to the title game in 2008.

With a possible five Division I prospects on the roster, North could pan out to be one of the better high school teams in the nation. And leading the way for the Cats is junior-to-be, five-star forward Stephan Van Treese.

Van Treese is tabbed in the 2009 rankings as the No. 8 prospect in the nation, and for good reason.

The 6-9, 225-pound power forward has six offers to claim: IU, Xavier, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Purdue and Kentucky. But he isn't favoring any school in particular at this point and is keeping his recruitment open.

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