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Criswell Shining This Summer

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Every recruit in the country has their top moments during the summer. For Leo Criswell, a 6-foot-8, 200-pound forward a Piper High School in Kansas City, Kan., can pinpoint the Reebok ABCD camp as his big time moment. He displayed the total package in front of a number of schools and now, he hopes, his play will generate some high-major offers.
“I did pretty good,” Criswell admitted. “Most people can’t score and dominate but I feel like I can do that. I think I showed that to people (at the ABCD camp). That was one of my main things I wanted to do.”
One of the reasons why he wanted to dominate was to show college recruiters he’s not just an athletic force but rather a player that can score, rebound, run the floor and rebound the basketball.
Criswell said UCLA, North Carolina and Connecticut have not offered yet but after the head coaches from each of the schools watched him, he said that could change.
“All of those schools said the head coaches needed to see me first but I feel like all of them will be offering me soon,” he said.
He said Oklahoma State, Marquette and Miami-FL have all offered and the are three of the six schools high on his list. He officially visited Marquette in April and has plans to make trips to Oklahoma and to southern Florida.
“I might be visiting them sometime before school gets started or it could be after, I don’t know yet,” he said. “As soon as school gets started, I’ll probably go down to Miami for a visit.”
Criswell, who was amongst the top ten scorers at the ABCD camp, said he’s in no rush to make a decision and hopes to see his recruitment heat up with the schools that have yet to offer.
“There really isn’t a time table,” Criswell said. “I’m going to take my time and enjoy everything.”
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