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Wooden: Sun Devils Strong

DENTON, Tex. -- Keith Wooden, a husky 6-8, 220 pound power forward from Lawrence Free State H.S. in Lawrence, Kan., said that he has been offered a scholarship by Arizona State.
Wooden, who is here at the Great American Shootout with the Kansas City Nets program, had Kansas Head Coach Roy Williams at his game on Friday afternoon here at the Great American Shootout.
Despite living in Lawrence and having legitimate interest from the Jayhawks, Wooden isn't in any rush to make a decision.
"It doesn't really put any pressure on me," Wooden said of Williams' presence on Friday. "You know he's there and you have to live up to your own expectations."
Kansas has yet to offer Wooden a scholarship, and right now he's willing to play the field.
"I think a lot of people assume I am going to KU because I am right there, and a lot of people aren't recruiting me because of that," Wooden said. "But I am keeping my options open, and whatever schools I fit in best at is what school I am going to pick."
In fact, if there's a school who has distinguished itself, it appears to be Arizona State.
"I like Arizona State -- it's hot out there," Wooden said. "I talked to the coach a lot and they seemed like a nice family oriented schools.
Wooden, who is big, physical and plays hard, averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks per game this past season in high school. He said he has a 2.5 GPA and will take the ACT in the fall for the first time.
After the Great American Shootout, Wooden will travel to the AAU Super Showcase in Florida and the Tom Tietze Tournament in Kansas.
We'll keep you posted on his progress and recruitment, so stay tuned in the weeks to come.
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