"I haven't been playing the past few tournaments because of my knees. They've just been sore, but I'm feeling real good now. I just wanted to make sure I was rested up for Vegas."
With Vegas looming, many recruits take a week off to regroup their bodies and get ready to get serious. It's one of the first and one of the biggest events that college coaches will be attending, now that the July evaluation period is underway. This will give Coach Lowe another chance to watch Cothron, who reportedly already holds a committable offer from the Pack. However, there is one problem. Luke doesn't have a team to run with.
"I'm not actually sure who I'm playing with yet. My usual team won't be going out there so I'm trying to see whats up."
Although not every team goes out to Vegas, it is rare that an elite player misses a tournament this big during an evaluation period. That includes Luke, who is making sure he's healthy and ready to be evaluated by the droves of coaches that will be flooding the gym to see him play.
So, what's the latest in Luke's recruitment? "Nothings really changed." said Cothron. And when asked if he's thinking about trimming his list anytime soon;
"I don't really have a set date for trimming my list. I'm just going to see how it goes, but I will say this, NC State will be in my top five when I do trim it. You can quote me on that."
July 15th, 2009