Martinsville (Va.) Heat Academy has five uncommitted prospects receiving various levels of recruiting attention. The leader of the pack is 6-foot-10, 225-pound center Kelvin Gaines.
"Kelvin's strength is defense," said Heat Academy coach Jason Niblett. "He changes games on defense. The offensive part we are still working on, but he is a great talent. He's as athletic as they come and has a great body."
Although Gaines has offers from UConn, Oklahoma, Oregon, Cincinnati, UAB, Miami, LaSalle and Memphis according to Niblett, he has only taken one visit which was an unofficial trip to Cincinnati.
Whether he signs early or late or takes more visits is up in the air right now.
Heat Academy 6-foot-5, 200-pound small forward P.J. Lockridge is also hearing from high major schools. Niblett listed Memphis, Georgia, Rhode Island and LaSalle as schools that have offered.
A first visit to either Georgia or Rhode Island is in the works, and as is the case with all the uncommitted Heat Academy players, there is no set time table for making a decision.
Niblett described Lockridge as a wing scorer who knows how to get the ball to the basket.
6-foot-6, 225-pound power forward Michael Haynes has the attention of Miami, who is expected to watch Haynes workout on Thursday.
Haynes is a physical presense who excels on the boards according to Niblett.
Marvel Harris, a 6-foot-6 forward who plays above the rim, picked up an offer from Southern Miss earlier this week.
And left handed point guard Michael Wynn, 5-foot-11, 185-pounds, has offers from Eastern Kentucky, Western Kentucky, Wichita State and Wyoming. Oregon has also inquired about him.