The Cincinnati Enquirer
Latvian import Kaspars Kambala, who played high school basketball this season in the Milwaukee area, will choose between UCLA, UNLV and the Cincinnati Bearcats when he makes his college decision this week.
Kambala, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound center, visited UC this weekend. He has already eliminated Florida, Florida State and Vanderbilt.
Coach John Chekouras of Homestead High in Mequon, Wis., said Kambala should be ready to sign a letter-of-intent when the spring signing period begins Wednesday.
''He's very strong for a kid his age, and physically he's very mature,'' Chekouras said. ''He's very athletic and runs the floor well. He has some work to do in his game. He's powerful, but he doesn't have a classic post-up game.''
Kambala is a consensus Top 100 player and is rated as high as No. 71, by the Recruiter's Handbook.
In other UC recruiting developments:
The Bearcats are among the final two schools for 6-9 forward Ronell Blizzard of Sacred Heart High in Waterbury, Conn.
Blizzard, who has a soft shooting touch, will visit Massachusetts this weekend, and Cincinnati the weekend of April 19-21.
''He's a great athlete, a great shot-blocker,'' said Sacred Heart coach Joseph Frascadore. Blizzard led Sacred Heart to a 21-3 record and state title this season.
Point guard Michael Horton of Alleghany (Md.) Community College visited Connecticut and told reporters there he is considering canceling his visit to UC.
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