The Burner will keep track of players ISU is most actively recruiting. This should make it a bit easier to pick out the main targets from the also-rans.
-JASON STRAIGHT 5'11 PG, Chicago(IL) Dunbar Top 75 HS - 2001 Straight put up monster numbers in the CPL his junior season by putting up 27 points and 8 assists a game. He will attend the Adidas ABCD camp in June. He unofficially visited ISU for the Cyclone Shootout. He is easily one of the top 10 or so PGs in the class. Straight is slightly built at about 165 lbs., so the weight program would help him out a ton. ISU has offered a scholarship. He seems to be ISU's top target at PG. They have a great shot. Schools involved- ISU is rumored to lead, but is definitely in the top 4 with Notre Dame, UCONN, and Illinois.4-30-00...Straight will be playing this summer for Illinois Gold AAU. The team also features Eddy Curry, who figures to be a top NBA draft pick next year. -DENNIS LATIMORE 6'8 BF, Halstead(KS) High Top 25 HS - 2001 Dennis was once thought of as one of the top 5 players in the class. He has since jumped around the high school circuit, and has now moved from Arizona back to Kansas. He's a very talented rebounder, and has the potential to be a dangerous inside threat, a la Marcus Fizer. This is the guy KU wants badly. The big-timers will be after Latimore. Schools involved- KU, Arizona, ISU, Mizzou, others. 4-30-00...Latimore got his shorts eaten at the Show-Me-Shootout by David Lee of St. Louis, a Top 25 Junior who I think is very underrated. Latimore was held to 2 points and 11 boards. -ROB KAMPMANN 6'8 WF/BF, Forest City(IA) High Top 200 HS - 2001 Kampman is likely Iowa's top prospect in the junior class. ISU and Iowa are already duking it out for him with Iowa supposedly the leader. Kampmann has a nice touch on the mid-range jump shot, and also happens to be one of the better cross country runners in the state. Schools involved- ISU, Iowa, others.4-30-00...ISU has an offer on the table for Kampmann. He is waiting to see if Iowa offers. With a strong summer for Martin Bros. AAU, this kid could explode on the national scene. I sincerely doubt that ISU pulls the offer. This kid has tons of potential, and is an in-state guy. The Iowa State coaches have put in a lot of time on Kampmann. His game is a little like Glen Robinson of the Milwaukee Bucks. Granted he hasn't reached that level, but he can stroke the mid-range face up, and occasionally a three, but he can also score inside. He has a very important summer in front of him. -BRANDON MCKNIGHT 6'2 PG/WG, South Bend(IN) La Salle Top 300 HS McKnight is an excellent passer. He was named to the Indiana Junior All-Star Team after averaging 21 points, 8 assists, and 7 boards a game last season. He could play either guard position, but looks like a PG to me. ISU has offered. Schools involved- Purdue is a big leader, but ISU, Iowa, and Notre Dame are involved.