7-Footer Wants To Stay Out West

Jarrod Boswell, the 7-1, 260 pound center from El Capitain High School in Lakeside, CA, wants to stay closer to home, according to his dad, Jeff.
Boswell, who averaged 20.5 points, 12.3 rebounds and 5.2 blocks per game as a junior, had a tough time of it at the end of the NBA Players Association Camp in Richmond, VA, last month. "He's been playing with a hurt left ankle," his dad said. "It is getting better now that trainers are around to properly wrap his ankles."
Boswell enters his senior campaign as the sixth all-time shot blocker in the county and he broke Bill Walton's record last season with 141 blocks. Boswell shot 63.7 percent from the floor and 61.3 from the charity stripe.
His list of schools is now Oregon, California, Southern Cal, Wyoming, Colorado State, San Diego State and Pepperdine. "Colorado State has offered and Pepperdine is strong in their recruiting," his dad said. "Oregon's head coach Ernie Kent (pictured above with Boswell and his high school coach, Ross Furrow) came down for an in-school visit and we've been up to Berkley." Kentucky, Georgetown and North Carolina were on his earlier list.
Boswell plays with High Five and his summer schedule includes Utah Big Man Camp, Full Court, Best of Summer, Big Time and Pete Newell's Big Man Camp.
Boswell maintains a 2.5 GPA. He got a 940 on the SAT and will also take the ACT.