Slaughter May Take Visits

Marcus Slaughter, who enjoyed a terrific summer with the Double Pump All-Star squad, gave an oral commitment to San Diego State earlier this week.
But Slaughter, a 6-7, 195 pound power/combination forward, acknowledged that he may take some official visits this fall just to be sure about his decision.
"When I went to San Diego State, I loved it," he said. "I went to the arena on my trip, they had my name up on the scoreboard. The weight room there is ranked among the top five in the country. Everything just kind of fell into place."
Slaughter's commitment was reported in the San Diego press on Sunday, but after his terrific summer, he received phone calls from programs such as Arizona State, Washington, Washington State, Oregon State, Seton Hall, DePaul and Louisville.
That combined with his very early verbal gave him some pause, and over the past few days, he said he's thinking about looking at the campuses of both Arizona State and Oregon State in the coming weeks.
"I am committed to San Diego State, but this is the most important decision in my life," Slaughter said. "I am still thinking about taking trips to other places, but I am not sure yet."
Slaughter averaged 20.1 points, 14.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.2 steals and 3.5 blocks per game as a junior this past season at Valley View H.S. in Moreno Valley, Calif. He is transferring to J.W. North H.S. in Riverside, Calif., this fall.
Slaughter scored 20 points last Wednesday in leading the Double Pump All-Stars to a 74-60 victory over the Long Island Panthers in the championship game of the Best of the Summer Tournament.
His combination of speed and athleticism for a forward made Slaughter a coveted prospect this summer. He said he has a 2.6 GPA but won't take the ACT for the first time until September.
Back at the Best of the Summer, Slaughter listed San Diego State and Pepperdine as his two favorites. He visited San Diego State last week following the Best of the Summer and committed shortly thereafter.
We will keep you posted on Slaughter's future plans, including whether he opts to take some other trips, in the weeks to come.