Adrion Graves, one of the top shooting guards in the Midwest, has a number of schools hot on his tail. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound wing from Cincinnati (Ohio) Hughes High School is trying his best to get out and see the schools on his list and he's finding that when one door closes, another one opens up.
Graves was slated to visit Pitt last weekend circumstances outside of his control didn't allow that to happen.
"I didn't go, my ride feel through," Graves said.
Instead, Graves unofficially visited Xavier along with his high school teammate Yancey Gates, one of the top players in the class of 2008. They had a chance to see the Atlantic 10 power practice for the first time this season.
"It went really well. I liked what I saw. They shut the doors but let us in," Graves said. "That was my first time to really see a college team practice. They play with more intensity and go after it. I realized that I have to pick it up a little bit more. The speed of the game is so much different."
Graves said he's still very much interested in Pitt, Xavier, Seton Hall, Tennessee and most recently Arkansas. Graves said the Razorbacks were involved four months ago but he has now put them back into consideration.
But before he takes any more visits, he'll be taking the SAT on Oct. 22.
"I feel really confident that I'll do well on it," Graves said. "I've been studying for it every Wednesday."
With the test behind him, Graves said he hopes to see a couple more schools as the early signing period quickly approaches in November.