Spencer Hawes, the No. 8 ranked player in the class of 2006, is ready to take a step forward in his recruitment. Hawes, a 6-foot-11, 225-pound center/power forward from Seattle (WA) Prep School intends to trim his list of schools and, more importantly, plans to schedule two or three official visits in the Spring.
"My season is going great right now," Hawes said. "We just beat O'Dea High School the other night. If we beat Bishop Blanchet on Friday night, we will win the league title. We're 15-2 overall and we are really clicking as a team. There is definitely room for improvement, but we playing well right now.
"My scoring isn't what I would like it to be, but Martell Webster is our first option on offense," he added. "I have been happy with my rebounding and blocked shots. I would like to see my offensive rebounding numbers improve, but that is something I will continue to work on."
Hawes, the No. 2 ranked center in the class of 2006, is currently averaging 16.7 points per game. Webster, the No. 6 ranked player in the class of 2005, is averaging 27.2 points per game.
It should come as no surprise that many of the nation's most elite basketball institutions are highly interested in Hawes. He is currently receiving interest from the likes of Arizona, Kansas, Duke, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Stanford, Texas, UCLA, Washington, Gonzaga and others.
Hawes indicated that he intends to trim his list of schools in the near future. In addition, he plans to take two or three official visits in the spring.
"Yes, I am going to trim my list of schools down to five or seven schools after my season is over," Hawes said. "I also plan to schedule two or three official visits that will take place in the spring. I really couldn't tell you what schools I plan to visit at this time. I will make that decision after the season is over."