Whirlwind. That is a good way of describing how Clint Chapman's spring has been. The 6-foot-10 big man from Canby (Ore.) High School caught the eyes of recruiters from coast to coast and still trying to sort out all of the options coming his way.
The three-star versatile forward was on the radar for a number of schools during the high school season but after playing well at the Real Deal on the Hill and the Kingwood Classic, Chapman became a wanted man.
"After the Kingwood, my phone blew up," Chapman said. "It got crazy. That is when the offers starting coming in. They came quick."
Virginia, Nevada and Wyoming all stepped up with a free ride. San Diego State and Cal came shortly thereafter.
Chapman has fielded interest from other schools, including Arizona State, Miami, Montana, Oregon, USC, Virginia, Wake Forest, Washington and Washington State, in all shapes and sizes, he said.
"I never thought it would come all at once like this," Chapman said. "I thought I would get a call here and there or get an offer or two but everybody really flew at me."
Chapman recently took an unofficial visit tour to Cal, Nevada and Oregon. He said a decision is not coming soon.
"I still don't want to burn any bridges," Chapman said. "I want to see what happens after the camps and July. I don't want to drop any schools."
In the meantime, the Northwestern is preparing for the NBA Players Association camp and the ABCD camp.
"I'm working out so I can be in the best shape I can be in. I want to be ready (for July) so I can go out and play the best as I can play," he said. "I want to show that (April) wasn't just a lucky couple of weekends. I want to prove that I can play this way all the time. It's about staying consistent."