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Kingma sets first two official visits

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Brett Kingma has set up his first two official visits and two in-home visits as the Mill Creek (Wash.) Jackson point guard is taking advantage of a big summer showing by taking trips to some Pac-10 schools.
Kingma, a 6-foot-1, 171-pounder who played particularly well at the Las Vegas Fab 48, will officially visit Oregon on Sept. 18 and Arizona State on Oct. 1. BYU will visit him at home on Sept. 9 and the Sun Devils come in a day later.
Arizona State is making a run at Kingma, who was fantastic as a spot-up shooter this summer, even though it just received a commitment from four-star point guard Jahii Carson from Mesa, Ariz.
"I can play with him," Kingma said. "I haven't seen him play but from what I've heard he's a really, really good, quick point guard. They need some guys for our class and playing with a really quick point guard who can get in the lane for a shooter like me that would help me out a lot.
"I like playing with quick point guards and that wouldn't be an issue. I know he's a scoring point guard but having two scoring guards can be an even bigger threat."
Oregon has always been a favorite for Kingma because he grew up following Luke Ridnour and after an unofficial visit earlier this month to Eugene the Washington guard wanted to schedule an official trip. Meeting with first-year coach Dana Altman and the rest of Oregon's staff will be important.
"I took an unofficial down there in early August and I really liked it," Kingma said. "Coach (Brian) Fish has done a great job recruiting me. It's five hours away, not too far, and I grew up idolizing Luke Ridnour so that's definitely a big one. Everything about the university, I like the area, the players and everything else there."
Kingma, a three-star prospect rated No. 25 at point guard and No. 125 overall by Rivals.com, will probably schedule more official visits including one to BYU. No date has been set but the Cougars have been recruiting him for a long time and Kingma likes the program.
Gonzaga, Vanderbilt and Washington are three of the other high-profile programs that have offered him.
"(BYU) has been there since the beginning and they were one of the first schools to offer me," Kingma said.
"I've known the coaches there for two years now so they have that going for them. I enjoy how they play, I think it fits me and I like the area. I'll take an official there probably but I don't know when. They like to run and gun and they led the country in scoring so that's definitely intriguing."
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