Wednesday, March 17, 2010

KC Frosh Phenom Ishmail Wainwright Receiving Recruiting Attention

Raytown South (Mo) High School currently has one of the best freshman in the nation attending their school. Ishmail Wainwright, a 2013 3/4 is one of the most physically impressive freshman in his class, and is currently a top 25 player in his class. Wainwright, standing 6'5" 1/2, 214 pounds, is a physically imposing specimen who has a skill level to match his impressive physique.

Although only a freshman, Wainwright is being recruited by a Who's Who of the the college basketball world. He lists "Kentucky, Kansas, Missouri, West Virginia, Florida, Texas, Missouri State, UMKC, Pitt and a few more" as the schools showing him the most interest at the moment. Baylor, Missouri and Texas have all offered this freshman phenom. Wainwright lists his favorites as, "UNC, Kentucky, Texas, Kansas, Florida and Baylor" and would like to visit Kentucky, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, and Duke before making any kind of college decision.

Wainwright also had a little bit to say about what he is looking for in a college. "I'm looking for one of the best coaches, one that can help me on and off the court," said Wainwright,"I want a coach that is be hard on me about the game of basketball and also my books. I kind of want to go far away but they tell me that that's bad, but I don't pay attention to that 'cause I want to be the best."


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