Although three-star 2005 prospect Armon Bassett's academic future is uncertain, a number of schools are pursuing him to fill out their 2005 class. Since coming off a groin injury the 6-foot-1, 170-pound point guard has been scoring close to 30 points a game for Terre Haute South (Ind.) High School. With four offers on the table, Bassett will more than likely have more options if he can get the ACT score he needs.
Basset, who has a 2.4 GPA, plans to take the ACT the next two times it is offered. Even though he would very much like to qualify, Bassett also sees the benefits of spending a year in prep school.
"Right now I'd say there's a 50/50 chance I'll qualify," said Bassett. "If not, I'll prep for a year. I wouldn't mind prepping to gain some more exposure. I've been talking to Hargrave Military about going there next year."
Arkansas, Xavier, Nebraska and Southern Illinois have offers on the table according to Bassett if he can qualify. In fact, Bassett was scheduled to officially visit Arkansas this past weekend but had to postpone the visit because of a conflicting practice time.
"I'm interested in Arkansas, Xavier, Nebraska, Southern Illinois, Ohio State, Purdue and Auburn," he said. "I'd also like to hear more from Illinois and Washington. Right now I'm wide open to play anywhere."
Averaging 22.5 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists per game, Bassett is a physical, scoring point guard for his 17-5 team. With the mind set to play right away in college, Bassett is also looking to play ball after college.
"I want to go somewhere I can make an immediate impact," he said. "I want to play for a coach that will push me to the edge and help me play ball after college."