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Freeman Cuts List; Armwood Update

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Allerik Freeman is a top-10 player in the class of 2013 and the number-2 shooting guard nationally in that class. Villanova offered him earlier in the live recruiting period, and it appears that the staff made an impression. According to Dave Telep, Freeman's list of schools, has been cut down to just: Florida, Villanova, South Carolina, Texas, Kansas, Kansas State, UNC, NC State, Marquette, Georgetown, and Memphis.

Still a long list of schools for the young star from North Carolina, but he has plenty of time remaining to make a decision.

Villanova is also recruiting star point guard, Nate Britt, from the D.C. area Gonzaga College High School. The Harrison twins, who are likely to be a package deal, are also on Villanova's radar, and are rated the top point guard (Andrew) and shooting guard (Aaron) in the 2013 class by ESPN. If the 'Cats were to reel in the twins from Travis, Texas, it would become somewhat unlikely that Freeman and Britt would remain interested.

Another 2013 prospect, Austin Colbert, has been spotted visiting the campus of Harvard. The Crimson might even be willing to let the skinny 6'9" Power Forward have his wish and play on the perimeter.

Armwood to George Washington

After his intention to transfer became public, Isaiah Armwood had a list of about five to six schools that he was considering. Almost all of them were high-major conference schools, like Maryland, Iowa, Texas Tech and Virginia, which made George Washington stick out. The Atlantic-10 school was the only mid-major on his list and one of the only two schools he was considering that is near a D.C. Metro stop (UVa is not very far from DC, but hardly a suburb either).

It is no surprise then that when it came time for Armwood to pick a new school, he chose the Colonials. Due to NCAA rules, he will sit out the 2011-12 season and have two seasons of eligibility remaining in 2012-13 and 2013-14. According to the Washington Post:

Armwood said the biggest factor in choosing GW over other schools was his relationship with the Colonials coaching staff, particularly assistant coach Pete Strickland. While he was an assistant at North Carolina State, Strickland recruited Armwood out of high school.