Basketball: Scouts agree that Stover is a Renaissance (Academy) man
Even if Anthony Stover wasn't all that skilled, chances are the 6-foot-10, 210-plus pound post player would garner his share of attention from Division I programs based on his size alone. Thing is, the junior from Renaissance Academy is talented, blessed with plenty of improving tools. And several school are interested as a result.
According to these quotes, it appears as if Oregon St. is the front-runner at this stage of the game, and there's plans for a recruiting trip to Corvallis in the works. Boston College, Creighton and Marquette aren't far behind in the Stover sweepstakes. UCLA and USC are among the five schools with scholarship offers on the table.
In retrospect, Stover has come a long way in a very short time. He had been in contact with a mere two schools the first time I blogged about him, back in January. Next time around, in April, four programs had recently upped the stakes. And now, well, there's 15 big-time colleges courting the skilled big man. Go figure.
-- Sean Ceglinsky