June 29, 2006

Tropics could continue as pipeline

The Miami Tropics AAU team was the home for two members of Bob Huggins' initial recruiting class. Both Jason Bennett and Luis Colon played for the team coached by Art Alvarez and it looks as if the Wildcat coaches are interested in two more players in the talented south Florida program.

The 6-foot-9, 260-pound Freddy Asprilla gave a verbal commitment to Miami on Wednesday, choosing the Hurricanes over offers from K-State, Arizona State, Florida, Florida State and Tennessee.

Javi Gonzalez transferred to Dr. Krop for the 2005-06 season after playing his high school ball for St. Patrick's in Elizabeth, N.J. He mans the point guard position for the Tropics during the AAU season.

The 6-foot-0, 170-pounder impressed college coaches with his play during the AAU season. In addition to K-State, Gonzalez holds scholarship offers from Florida, Florida State, Miami, Washington State and Virginia Commonwealth.

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