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Augustus a hot commodity

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Kodi Augustus, the 6-foot-8, 200-pound small forward from Willowridge High School in Missouri City, Texas, is a name that most people from within the recruiting circles will recognize. Augustus, the one-time class of 2006 prospect, has reclassified to the class of 2007 and has a large number of high-major basketball institutions interested in his services.
"Florida and Illinois have contacted me," said Augustus. "Tennessee, Texas A&M, Illinois, Georgia Tech, Duke and Connecticut are some of the other schools that I am interested in as well. I have not taken any unofficial visits yet, but that is something that I definitely plan to do.
"I would like to take some unofficial visits and plan to use all five official visits," he added. "Florida, Illinois and Georgia Tech are some of the schools that I would like to unofficially and officially visit. I have not planned anything yet, but those are some of the schools that I plan to visit."
Augustus, the three-star prospect, is in no hurry to make a decision about his future. In fact, the 6-foot-8, 200-pound small forward intends to take his time with this process. He is going to take a number of unofficial visits and, as it stands right now, will use all five official visits when that time comes.
Until Augustus is ready to take the next step forward in his recruitment, he plans to focus on his junior campaign at Willowridge High School.
"Well, we are not doing too well right now," said Augustus. "I am playing pretty good basketball. I believe that I am averaging 20-points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and one assist per game. I feel that my game is really improving a lot.
"I feel most comfortable coming off picks, penetrating to the basket and pulling up for the jump shot," he added. "I also have the ability to post up smaller defenders. Shooting is definitely my strength, but I still need to improve my footwork and leg strength."
Kodi Augustus Scoring Report: Preferring to play facing the basket, Augustus has a smooth shooting stroke and the length to shoot over defenders. Ball handling and passing skills need improving, tends to play too upright with the ball. Has the potential to be a good offensive rebounder but needs to get stronger. Relies more on his length than on foot speed as a defender. - Jerry Meyer of Rivals.com
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