April 15, 2010

Tuttle believes scholarship offer near

While Sheffield, Iowa forward Seth Tuttle doesn't have a scholarship offer from the Colorado State Ram basketball team, he has a feeling one is coming.

"(Colorado State Assistant Coach Niko Medved) said he is going to come to my workout and there is most likely an offer coming," Tuttle said. "He said that then he put a wink by it, so I am guessing one is coming."

Medved will be at Tuttle's workout days set for April 19 and 21 with schools like Colorado State, Arizona State, Butler, Drake, Northern Iowa, Creighton and Iowa State having already confirmed their presence. Tuttle hopes the workouts will help him add to his scholarship list, which currently holds Northern Iowa and South Dakota.

Tuttle has put up some impressive numbers for West Fork High School this season, averaging 20.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per contest. He also has made good on 10-of-23 shots from behind the three-point arch and has more assists (83) and blocks (58) than fouls. Tuttle's West Fork team went 22-0 and was ranked third in Iowa's Class 2-A before losing in the district final.

Colorado State hopes Tuttle will bring those averages to Fort Collins and to that front has tried to get Tuttle to take an official visit later in the year. Tuttle said he knows a little about Colorado State, like the conference the Rams played in as well as the surroundings of Fort Collins.

"I saw they finished pretty good in the conference," Tuttle said. "Niko tells me every time I talk to him that it is beautiful and the campus is up in the mountains, so I don't know if he is fibbing me or if he is telling the truth."

Tuttle said he is still hearing from in-state schools, Iowa and Iowa State, although he is waiting to hear from new Hawkeye coach Fran McCaffery.

This summer Tuttle will attend the Iowa State, Iowa and Northern Iowa Elite Camps and will play for the Iowa Barnstormers AAU team, which is already off to a strong start.

"We made a couple additions, got rid of a couple kids and our team is even stronger this year than last year," Tuttle said. "We just won a tournament in Madison, Wisconsin and won every game by 25 points or more. We are hoping to win a couple more big tournaments and get a resume going to get to a national AAU tournament."

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