Michael Snaer is Still Looking; Robinson Trims List

August 7, 2008

Maybe you heard that Michael Snaer (SG/SF, 6’5″, 2009) was about to make a decision to play for Missouri. Or maybe you heard that he was about to choose Florida State. You probably also heard that UCLA was out of it.

None of it is apparently accurate:

There have been rumors in the past week that Snaer had already reached a decision. One had him headed to Missouri, where he’s attended the Tigers’ Elite Camp the past two seasons and where AAU coach with Inland Reebok, Elvert “Kool-Aid” Perry, has a long-standing relationship with associate head coach Melvin Watkins. Another had Snaer heading to Florida State.

“He’s emphatically denied both of those,” Showalter said. “They just got started somewhere, and I don’t even think it was anything that he said to anybody. I think somebody just got it going.”

Note that Snaer is going to visit UCLA to talk with Ben Howland as well.

Thomas Robinson down to five

Thomas Robinson (PF, 6’8″, 2009) has cut his list to five and the only ACC school still being considered is Miami, along with Memphis, USC, Kansas and Texas. Robinson does have an offer from the Hurricanes.

The Obligatory John Wall Update

NBADraft.net has an interview with John Wall (PG, 6’4″, 2009), everybody’s top choice to be one-and-done in 2010. The interview is lenghthy, does not mention the current thinking that he’s a Baylor lock, but does offer this tidbit which gave me a chuckle:

Q: OK, you’re playing a 3-on-3 tournament at Rucker Park and you can take any two teammates to run with you. Who are you running with?

A: Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant. Nobody would beat us.

Heck, if I had Iverson and Bryant, I think I could play anyone, too. I can pass and set screens as well as anyone.