2008 prospect Romero Osby has put together two triple-doubles in his last two games while getting his sophomore season off to a strong start. The 6-foot-7, 210-pound small forward from Northeast Lauderdale High School in Meridian, Miss., already claims three high-major offers, but only one of those schools is on his top five school list.
Wake Forest, Mississippi State and Alabama have all evaluated Osby at his school this fall. He claims offers from all three, but only Wake Forest is on his short list right now.
"The schools I am most interested in are North Carolina, Wake Forest, Connecticut, Kentucky and Louisville," said Osby. "Wake Forest and Louisville are recruiting me the hardest. North Carolina has been in contact with me, but I haven't heard from Connecticut and Kentucky."
Osby, who is averaging 20 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 blocks per game, wants to run the wing for a fast paced system and feels that one school would be a perfect fit.
"North Carolina is my favorite," he said. "I think their running style fits my game very well. I like to run the wing in transition."
In the process of extending his game away from the basket and improving his perimeter skills, Osby is taking advantage of bigger defenders this season.
"I'm getting into the lane and creating for my teammates," he said. "I'm actually running the point on most of our plays and shooting the three in transition along with getting into the lane.
"I'm still working on every part of my game, the little things and the major things, especially my ball handling and rebounding. I also need to get my feet quicker so I can guard perimeter players on the wing."
This summer Osby will suit up with a newly formed AAU club the Jackson Magic, run by the father of young prodigy Renardo Sydney.