Cavs Eyeing Bridgton Academy Guard

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UVa coaches continue to recruit for the 2006 recruiting class and Bridgton Academy combo guard Keaton Grant is one of the top remaining targets. Though coach Leitao and company have not offered the talented 6-4, 200-pound standout, they continue to evaluate and keep tabs on one of the top remaining guards in the 2006 class.

As of now, Grant has offers from Boston College, Clemson, Providence, Purdue and St. John’s, all schools which “would have taken Keaton yesterday” if he wanted to commit according to Bridgton head coach Whit Lesure.

< ?php include(getenv("DOCUMENT_ROOT") . "/sabreincludes/realMedia/box.html"); ?>“He is being recruited by a wide variety of schools,” Lesure said of Grant, who originally signed with Missouri out of Kissimmee High School but needed to prep after falling short on the standardized test score. “He is in the process of narrowing down his choices right now.

“Virginia began recruiting Keaton about a month or so ago. It was later in the season. Their coaches have been up to see him and they’ve communicated with him to see where they stand.”

After leading Bridgton to a NEPSAC Class A championship title and earning tournament MVP honors for his performance, Grant will now focus on selecting where he will spend the next four years of his life. As of earlier this week, he had not set any visits.

“Not as of Monday,” Lesure answered when asked if Grant had set up any visits to schools. “It’s a possibility that he could take a visit this coming weekend, but nothing’s set as of now.”

Grant was the team captain of coach Lesure’s squad, and leadership is a big reason why he is drawing such Division 1A attention.

“He’s a big, athlete guard,” Lesure said of Grant. “He’s a combo guard who played point guard for us this year. He’s a terrific leader. I think he has the potential to play either guard position in college. He knows how to play the game. He’s less of a shooter, but he’s capable. He should be a great defender in college. He’s also unselfish and can play different styles of basketball.”

Stay tuned as we check back with coach Lesure for the latest on Grant’s plans and whether or not Virginia goes ahead with an offer. If the coaches feel that Solomon Tat

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