February 22, 2008

Prosser focused on high school playoff push

After Mike Bruesewitz gave his verbal commitment to University of Wisconsin earlier this week, UW is now believed to have two more scholarships available in the 2009 class. One player that could fill a spot is Jordan Prosser, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward from Goodfield (IL) Eureka High School.

The following is a question and answer with Prosser:

Could you catch us up on your recruitment? Does any program stand out?

Prosser: No schools really stand out. I don't think I have a leader right now. I pretty much have all the same offers as before: Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Xavier, Southern Illinois and Bradley.

Have any new schools entered the picture?

Lately, I've been talking a lot to Texas A&M. The University of California has been calling me a lot, too. Also, I've been talking to Kentucky here and there. It really hasn't been as much as before, but we're still in contact.

Is Wisconsin still actively recruiting you?

Yeah, I like them a lot.They were actually at my practice the other day. I talk to them a lot. I was planning on going to Madison on the Feb. 28, but if we win our playoff game we'll end up playing that same day. So, I doubt I'm going to be able to make it.

Who is your recruiting coach from Wisconsin?

Coach (Howard) Moore.

How is your relationship with him?

My relationship with him is really good. I grew up around Coach Moore because he was a coach at Bradley. Bradley is only like 20 minutes away from my house and I used to go to all of their basketball camps. He coached me a little bit back then, so I've actually known him for a while.

Do you have a timeline for your decision?

"No, I haven't really thought about it that much. I want to wait until our season is over with before I make a decision. When the season is done, I'm probably going to sit down with my dad and talk everything over. I plan on going from there.

With all the speculation surrounding Indiana, are they still in the picture?

They were, I mean they still are, kind of. With the whole thing going on with Coach (Kelvin) Sampson, I'll just have to wait and see. I've heard on television that they might release him or something, so we'll have to wait and see what happens.

I like Coach Sampson but I also play with Ray McCallum's son, [dvb]Ray McCallum[/db] Jr., and I really like his dad a lot. I talk to Coach McCallum a lot because he's always around."

What are some of your strengths and weaknesses on the basketball court?

I run the floor and rebound really well. I think I can shoot pretty well for a big guy. I also feel I need to get a little better on the defensive end of the floor.

How is the season going so far?

We play in the regional championship tomorrow night, so we'll see how that goes. If we win that, we have a couple days off and we'll have to play the winner of the other regional game. I'm looking forward to it, I think we're ready to go.

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