The Illinois Wolves tandem of Evan Turner and Demetri McCamey will draw a host of coaches during the April evaluation period.
Not only are the two Wolves AAU teammates, but they also play together for St. Joseph's High School in Westchester, Ill. They just completed a 30-2 season for St. Joseph's, losing in the Sectional Finals by three points to Proviso East.
Although Turner, a 6-foot-6, 175-pound junior small forward, played his first season of varsity basketball this year, he already claims offers from eleven schools, including Wisconsin, Illinois, Marquette, NC State, Iowa, Iowa State, Miami, DePaul, Notre Dame, Ole Miss and Southern Illinois.
"Both Evan and Demtri can be special players," said Illinois Wolve's head coach Mike Mullins. "Evan is a long, lanky Scottie Pippen type forward. He has grown 9 inches in 16 months and is very versatile player. He can play multiple positions and defend multiple positions.
"I think he made quite a statement at the end of last summer when we beat Boo Williams' 17-under team. Evan took Vernon Macklin off the dribble for the game winning shot."
McCamey, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound junior guard, just finished his first year of playing the point guard position. He presently claims offers from Michigan State, Miami, Virginia, Wake Forest, Purdue and DePaul.
"Demetri is a strong, powerful guard," said Mullins. "He is a very good athlete and just started playing the point guard position. He started playing point for us last year and then ran it for his high school team. He will run it again this year for us and is doing a very good job playing the position. Both he and Evan have a very good upside."
In the fall, the duo took unofficial visits with Mullins to Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Marquette and Notre Dame. The time is coming for them to narrow down their lists and take some official visits.
"We unofficially visited some schools in the fall that were driving distance, so they could get a feel for the schools in the mid-west," said Mullins. "They will probably take one or two visits this spring. Once the recruiting season begins in April, they will have a better idea of what they want to do."