Madison (Wis.) Memorial 2017 power forward Chris Knight is entering the home stretch of his recruitment. Considering a handful of schools going into the fall, Knight has a top five and official visits looming in the coming weeks. 

Boston: “I heard about Boston and a lot of my friends went there. It’s one of the nicest looking universities. They have a pretty good education and better facilities.”

Dartmouth: “My head coach went there. He told me they have a great campus. I like the coaches, that’s what really sticks out to me. Even though they’re new, they make me feel like a priority. Plus it’s the Ivy League, so I’m getting the top education in the country.”

Furman: “They’re in a pretty decent conference. I like the coaches, they talk to me a lot. I have a good connection and they make me feel like they want me. They have a really nice campus and it has a Madison-type feel, which I’m accustomed to.”

Elon: “That’s probably the best campus one of my teammates has ever seen. They’re recruiting a lot of good players, like Simon Wright. If I played with him, we could do some damage. They appeal to me with their campus and their coaches.”

Yale: “My parents are from New York and they currently live there. It’s only two hours away from them. They have a track record for being one of the best programs in the Ivy League. The coach (James Jones) has been there for 17 years and he’s done really well. If you graduate from Yale, you’re pretty much set for life.” 

Knight is also considering Columbia and is waiting on potential offers from Portland, Harvard, Princeton, and Montana State. 

He has official visits set to Dartmouth the weekend of Aug. 19 and Furman the weekend of Aug 26. Knight also recently wrapped up unofficials to Columbia and Yale last week.  The high upside, 6-foot-7, 205-pound senior is still only 16 years old. Knight said prep school was considered, but he plans to sign with a school for 2017. 

“I did think about it,” he said. “I haven’t really reached out to any prep schools and they haven’t contacted me. I’ve always thought – I’m really young for my age group. At the same time, I’m not sure about an extra year of high school.”

Knight holds other offers from Army, Brown, Lafayette, Green Bay, IUPUI, and Milwaukee. He plans to make a decision before his senior season.

“The fit, if I didn’t play basketball, would I like going to school? Somewhere I can be successful and somewhere the coaches will develop my game,” he said. 

Knight played with the Wisconsin Swing during the travel season.