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Abell with mid-major offers

Akron, Wright State and IUPUI have already offered junior shooting guard Remy Abell but the 6-foot-4, 197-pound recruit from Louisville (Ky.) Eastern hopes a big finish to his junior season and then a solid camp circuit will garner him more looks.
Abell, who's averaging about 14 points per game, said Iowa, Xavier and Georgia are sending a lot more mail and even though he's pleased to have some early offers he's also going to consider all options when decision time comes.
"Pretty much everybody is still open to me but those three schools send me a lot of mail," Abell said. "I just want to go somewhere that I can get playing time and get a good education and then whatever school I go to I'll make the best of it.
"Everybody is open. I really don't have a specific school I want to go to. When it gets down to the time where I have to make my decision I will sit down and make it."
All three programs that have offered have something that interests Abell, whose team starts district playoffs this week. Wright State seems to jump out a little more than the other two because Abell has been to the campus and likes the job coach Brad Brownell is doing in the Horizon League.
"From what I've seen of the campus I really like the campus," Abell said. "The facilities are really good and they have a nice program. I look forward to going up for a visit with them."
Akron and IUPUI aren't far behind, though, a testament that Abell is still in the early stages of his recruitment and might be waiting for higher-echelon teams to get involved after his spring and summer schedule. He's happy with his offers but could be looking for more.
"(Akron) is a good program and they're building," Abell said. "They are looking for new talent to come in and help the program and I really like the style of basketball.
"I haven't been to the (IUPUI) campus but I know they have a good style of basketball. They have some talent coming in to rebuild their program and they're trying to move forward. They have a pretty good style, too."
Rivals.com rates Abell, a three-star recruit, as the No. 36 shooting guard and No. 148 prospect in the 2011 class.
His shooting has been inconsistent in the last few games but Abell said once the playoffs start that he expects everything will work itself out. His main strength, he said, is not only shooting it from long range but getting to the basket and making things happen.
"I'm shooting it pretty good," Abell said. "The last few games I haven't been shooting it really well but that will pick up when the postseason hits. I'm going to keep working on my jump shot. I'm trying to get better at that. One of my strongest things is getting to the rim and being a team player and getting my teammates involved."
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