Scott Cutley, a resourceful 6-5, 230 pound forward from Westchester H.S. in Los Angeles, Calif., has narrowed his focus to five colleges this summer.
Cutley, who played with the Pump N Run California "flagship" squad at both the adidas Big Time and Best of the Summer Tournaments, told Rivalshoops that he is looking at Loyola Marymount, Colorado, New Mexico, Kent State and Portland.
"Basically, it's my final five," the burly forward said. "If other schools want to get involved, however, I would listen to them."
Cutley is planning an unofficial visit to LMU this week on Aug. 15, and he's got ties that go way back to the West Coast Conference program. His mother used to work there, so Scott has a familiarity with the Loyola campus from his youth.
Cutley will officially visit Colorado the weekend of Sept. 6-8, and has a tentative date set up for New Mexico the weekend of Sept. 14th. He has also pledged official visits to both Kent State and Portland, but has yet to set dates for those junkets.
A player with no real definable position, Cutley is a scrappy jack of all trades who does a little bit of everything. There are quicker, more athletic and better built players at his size, but Scott has a knack for coming up with key rebounds and buckets in games that often mean the difference between wins and losses.
As a result, many mid-major programs are hot after Cutley because they feel he can be a key core players in their systems, while high majors are intrigued by his spunk and intangibles.
This past season at Westchester, Cutley averaged 12 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block per team on a powerful city championship squad. He said he has a 2.7 GPA, and plans on taking both the ACT and SAT in the fall.
Cutley began a busy summer run at the adidas ABCD Camp in New Jersey, followed by a pit stop at the second session of the West Coast All-Star Camp. He wrapped up the summer with Mike McNulty's PNR squad at both the adidas Big Time Tournament and Best of the Summer Tournament.
We'll keep you posted on Cutley's recruitment in the weeks to come, so stay tuned.