To date the argument can clearly be made that Chane Behanan has been the most impressive player at the NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp. The bruising power forward has scored and rebounded as well as anyone, and his already hot recruitment could soon pick up.
Upon arriving at the camp Behanan measured in bare feet at 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds. While he might have checked in a little bit shorter than many of the other low post players, but that hasn't stopped him from dominating them from the opening tip of camp.
"This past week I have just been in the gym working with Steffphon Pettigrew from Western Kentucky," said Behanan of his early performance at camp. "He has been teaching me techniques that he has used in his career, and that is what I have been doing out here."
He continued, "I think I am moving without the ball more and being more aggressive. Also I am definitely playing with more confidence than I was."
Early on in the recruiting process Behanan made a verbal commitment to the University of Cincinnati. At the time Behanan was living in the Queen City, but since then a lot has changed in his life. He has moved to Bowling Green (KY), and decided to reopen his recruitment.
"When I committed I was young and I didn't know anything," said Behanan of the changes that led to the de-commitment. "I didn't know that you should take your college visits, but now I know. I have spoken to people about the process, and that is one major reason that I de-committed."
Since opening things back up, Cincinnati remains on his list along with West Virginia, Purdue, Texas, and Kansas, and recently he made a trip to one of those schools.
The most recent visit that he took was to Purdue. It was his first trip to West Lafayette, and he came away impressed.
"I went to Purdue on Saturday for an unofficial visit and that went well," said Behanan of his trip. "They have a new assistant coach, and they showed me the facilities and all of that. I liked the whole visit. They showed me the new stuff they are building, and that looks real nice."
While Purdue is the most recent place he visited, Behanan also has been to West Virginia. The Mountaineers have been on Behanan for a while, and even recruited him the first time around.
"Me and Coach Huggins got in touch in ninth grade, but once I committed they backed off," explained Behanan. "However once I de-committed they got back on. I went to their game against Ohio State and it was crazy. We have a good relationship."
At the moment Behanan says he will decide next April when his whole family can be together. When he does make a commitment he knows what he will be looking for in a school.
"I have told all the coaches I am looking for a place that will accept me with open arms and where I can play early on as a freshman," said Behanan.
Currently Behanan is rated as the No. 45 player in the nation.