Just when most prospects begin the recruiting process, four-star 2008 point guard prospect Korie Lucious ended his. When a Big Ten power offers in the eighth grade and keeps up the pursuit even after landing three perimeter players in the 2007 class, it is hard to say no.
Lucious, 5-foot-10, 160-pounds out of Pius XI High School in Milwaukee, Wisc., visited Michigan State for the Notre Dame football game. While on campus, he played against a team of alumni and meet the entire 2007 recruiting class.
"This is something that Korie has wanted to do the last several months," said his father Antoine Brazil. "I tried to hold him off, but finally told him to go ahead. You can't really get any better than this.
"Coach Izzo has supported him since eighth grade and has sincerely recruited him since then. It seems like he and the staff have been at every game in the summer and always at the school. He is a great coach with a great personality and a great coaching staff."
Despite the fact that point guards Travis Walton and Kalin Lucas will be on the roster when Lucious arrives in East Lansing, there are no worries about how it will all work out.
"There are enough basketballs at Michigan State for everyone," said Brazil. "Coach Izzo is good at what he does, and we are confident that he will work it out just fine. The fact is that Korie is a shooter who can score the ball, so you can always play him besides a guy like Kalin Lucas."
Also on the visit with Lucious, the No. 36 ranked prospect in the class of 2008, was Delvon Roe, the No. 5 ranked prospect in the class of 2008. Roe, who is also high on Michigan and North Carolina along with Michigan State, is the top target as the big man to join Lucious in the Spartans' 2008 class.
Lucious was also receiving serious interest from Florida, Arkansas and Georgetown.
Korie Lucious scouting report:
Extremely gifted with the basketball, Lucious has the ability to create a shot at will despite being undersized. He has the handles and speed to get into the lane and create havoc, as well as the ability to drain long range jumpers. Tends to get carefree with the ball and with his shot selection, but he has the ability to make plays that cannot be taught. A feisty fullcourt defender when he sets his mind to it, Lucious will need to bulk up to control physical guards in the halfcourt.