NY2LASPORTS.COM - INTERVIEW WITH 2015 F EVAN BOUDREAUX
Evan Flood — Contributing Editor - NY2LASPORTS.COM
With a busy season schedule, Lake Forest (Ill.) 2015 F/C Evan Boudreaux has had schools lining up to get him on campus this season. Although he holds early offers from Boston College and Northwestern, it's Butler who will receive Boudreaux's first visit of his sophomore season. We caught up with the talented sophomore on Thursday to get an update...
"I'm heading to Butler on Saturday for College Gameday," Boudreaux told NY2LASPORTS.COM Thursday night. "That's going to be fun. Just seeing the atmosphere. It's a great environment. I'm just looking forward to watching a really fun game, seeing how they play, and how Coach (Brad) Stevens coaches."
DePaul, Illinois, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oregon State, UCLA, Virgina, Stanford, Iowa, Creighton, Harvard and Wisconsin are also showing interest in Boudreaux.
The Cavaliers are the most recent program to make a strong push for the 6-7 forward.
"I met their coach," Boudreaux explained. "They came to watch me in a tournament. They just said they really love the way I play. They like that I'm a hard-nosed kid who really gets after it."
Boudreaux said Michigan, Michigan State, and Wisconsin are all trying to get him on campus this season.
Boudreaux said the Wolverines want him to see a game for himself.
"They've been really interested in me," said Boudreaux. "They want me to experience a game at Chrysler Arena. I've been talking to Coach Jordan a lot."
Boudreaux made a visit to Michigan State in the fall. It appears the Spartans are ready to get serious about the sophomore forward.
"They said they want to start getting the ball rolling with my recruitment," Boudreaux stated. "They want me to really become comfortable with their coaches and their team. Just see what Michigan State's all about."
Boudreaux has been to Wisconsin a handful of times, but has never seen a game inside the Kohl Center. Assistant Coach Lamont Paris tracked Boudreaux hard over the summer and watched him play earlier this season.
"I hurt my ankle that game unfortunately," said Boudreaux. "He just told me to keep sticking with it and he's liked what he's seen so far. He wants to get me up for a game. I've already been out to Wisconsin, but I haven't experienced a game in their arena, which I've heard is pretty crazy."
Extending early offers to Boudreaux, Boston College and Northwestern continue to pursue him very hard.
"I keep in touch with Boston College," he said. "They came out and watched me practice this year. Just staying in constant contact with them."
"And with Northwestern, they came to a couple of my games this year and then to a practice. They've been staying in touch."
Boudreaux played with Team NLP during the grassroots season.
Note: Evan is a contributing editor for NY2LASPORTS.COM. He is also the football and basketball recruiting analyst for Badger247. Follow Evan on Twitter @Evan_Flood