Michigan State recently became the nation’s No. 1 ranked college basketball team, and then they offered a scholarship to one of the nation’s best recruits.
Over the weekend, several sources reported that Montaque “Teki” Gill-Caesar received a scholarship offer from Michigan State to either become the third member of the 2014 class or the first member of the 2015 class.He is currently the 24th-ranked player in the nation according to rivals.com for the class of 2015. However, he could reclassify to join the 2014 class and play college basketball next season.
Gill-Caesar, a 6-foot-5 small forward originally from Canada, currently plays for Huntington Prep, the same school that produced freshman phenom Andrew Wiggins.
According to the Herald-Dispatch, Gill-Caesar’s coach, Rob Fulford, has given the same advice to Gill-Caesar as he did to Wiggins.
“He and I had the discussion to be a ‘14 or ‘15 and my advice to him was that if the offers on the table for 2014 weren’t what he wanted, that’d be the only reason to come back,” Fulford said. “If you have the top three schools offering, I’m not sure it gets any better than that.”
Michigan State certainly fits that mold. However, Gill-Caesar is in no hurry to make his decision.
“It’s all just wait and see,” Gill-Caesar said to the Herald-Dispatch. “I have no real timetable on when I’m going to be deciding anything right now.”
Gill-Caesar recently visited Kentucky, the team considered by many to be the favorite to land the rising star. He has also received offers from Kansas, West Virginia and Providence along with drawing interest from many other top programs.
Dan Ray is a multi-media journalist for Impact Sports.
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