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ESPN 100 star Tyler Roberson down to 10

8/10/2012

ESPN 100 forward Tyler Roberson continued to see his stock rise after a strong summer, and he’s reached the next step in the recruiting process, narrowing his list to 10 schools.

The schools that made the cut: Alabama, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Rutgers, Seton Hall, SMU, South Carolina, Syracuse and Villanova.

“Because this is my top 10, from a basketball standpoint, all the schools would fit me,” Roberson said. “It basically comes down to how hard they’re recruiting me. That’s a major factor.

“A lot of schools in my top 10 think I’ll be really good in their offense because of my versatility and how I can play both forward positions, post up and go to the perimeter.”

The newest school to enter the mix is Kentucky, who just started recruiting the New Jersey native.

As for Alabama, the coaching staff stays in frequent contact with Roberson to see what’s going on. He said he might try to visit Tuscaloosa toward the end of the month before he comes out with a top five.

“They tell me about their offense and how they think I would be a perfect for it,” the 6-foot-7 Roberson said. “They tell me about the school, how their fan base is really nice, the campus and how it’s a nice school.”

Roberson is already planning to take official visits to Kansas, SMU and Syracuse, but he would like to take all five officials before making a decision.