Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ashley's injury doesn't slow recruitment

Any time a top-10 prospect suffers a knee injury, it has the potential be very bad news.

Luckily for Brandon Ashley, his recent injury turned out to be minor.

“It was just a bone bruise,” Ashley said. “Nothing too serious.”

The 6-foot-8 power forward from Bishop O’Dowd (Calif.) missed about two weeks, including one tournament.

“I’m back now,” he said. “The season is going pretty good so far.”

Not surprisingly, the injury has not slowed down his recruitment at all.

His list includes nearly every high-major school in the country, including California, Oregon, UCLA, Stanford, Washington, Arizona and every Pac-10 school. Moreover, schools like Texas, Kentucky, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Kansas, North Carolina and Wake Forest are among the others heavily invested in Ashley.

“Pretty much all the same schools,” he said. “I haven’t really cut down my list and haven’t really added anybody.”

Although Ashley has only played a couple of games this season, coaches are still coming through to check out his development.

“Oregon has come to a practice, North Carolina to the alumni game, and Cal to my first game back,” he said.

Expect the Bishop O’Dowd gym to be like a revolving door for college coaches in the coming months.

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