There is no bigger producer of Division One talent in junior college basketball than Chipola College. Coach Greg Heiar said he believes he has 13 players on this year's roster that could be mid-major or better prospects. The top name on that list is Mario Little, a 6-foot-4 guard from Chicago.
"He went to Kansas last weekend, he's going to Kansas State this weekend and going to Illinois the last weekend in Septmeber," Heiar reported.
For now, those are the top three schools on Little's list. But that could always expand.
"He is going to visit those three," Heiar said. "If, in his heart, he feels one of those three is the best school for Mario, he is going to go ahead and commit and sign early. If for some reason he doesn't think one of those three is what he's looking for, he will probably either take another visit or wait until late to sign."
Little is without a doubt one of the top juco prospects in the country. Heiar talked with the guard after his visit to Lawrence last weekend.
"He loved it at Kansas," Heiar said. "He really liked the players, the coaches and obviously the tradition speaks for itself. He has an opportunity to play there because of the number of players that they are losing this year. There's an opportunity there, but we'll see."
After his three visits, Little will start his sophomore season at Chipola. The Indians will play in a jamboree at Tallahassee on October 6th, in Dallas on the 13th and at Kenn Littlefield's showcase on the 20th before returning home for scrimmages on the 27th.
JucoJunction will keep you updated on Little's decision.