The recruiting situation for Regis Koundjia, a rangy 6-8, 210 pound small forward from the Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina via the Republic of Central Africa, is very confusing. On Wednesday night, Koundjia told reporter Brian Towey of RivalsHoops.com that he was still open and had not given a commitment.
But when Denny Conroy spoke to his coach, Chris Chaney, it was a different story. Remember, RivalsHoops.com reported in April that Regis had given a verbal commitment to LSU. Then in May, he said he was still open and was considering North Carolina, Wake Forest, and Duke in addition to the Tigers.
A little more than a month has passed and the No. 46 player in RivalsHoops.com's recently issued Top 100 list is still up in the air.
We spoke with Laurinburg Institute's head coach Chris Chaney this week at the adidas ABCD camp on FDU's campus. "Yes, he definite now," Chaney said. "He was up in the air earlier but that's settled and he's headed to LSU."
But is he? On Wednesday, Regis told us he was still open and considering Wake Forest, North Carolina State, and North Carolina.
The highly skilled rising senior who is entering his second year with the Laurinburg program averaged 14.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists this week. He shot 52 percent from the floor and 42.3 percent from behind the arc; his camp rating of 30.8 was the eighth best among the 200-plus campers.
Koundjia was named to the senior all-star team where he had nine points, two rebounds and two steals in his Green squad's 138-109 victory.
Regis has a soft shooting touch with an accurate three-point jump shot and can put it on the deck for points. He also has good "point-guard" type skills.
He plays with the DC Assault and following ABCD is next headed to the Three Stripes Classic at Hofstra and the Charlie Weber's Tournament at West Virginia University.
Whoever lands this talented forward is going to be very happy. He is underrated and one of the best players in the 2003 class.