Bob Fitzgerald – Bates-Diop’s high school coach – said Friday that Purdue, Illinois and Michigan remain at the top of the talented forward’s list.
“There are some days when he says he might like to make a decision before our first basketball game, and then there are other days when he wants to take his time,” Fitzgerald said.
Bates-Diop had to postpone a scheduled September visit to Michigan State because of a relative’s death but still wants to spend time in the Spartan camp before considering a final decision.
Fitzgerald said other school have tried to get involved with Bates-Diop, but the player isn’t interested. He has his list, and he likes the schools on that list.