Randy Pulley, the strong 6-2 point guard from Barton County C.C. in Great Bend, Kan., is taking his first official visit this weekend to Colorado (Apr. 11-13).
JUCO Junction spoke with Barton Head Coach Ryan Wolf this week, and he informed us that no other visits have been set up beyond Pulley's trip to Boulder.
Prior to the Final Four, Wolf told JUCO Junction that things would start to shake out with Pulley's situation after the NCAA title game on Apr. 7.
True to his word, Pulley is visiting Boulder and will set up more trips over the next several weekends.
On Wednesday Apr. 9, Arizona Head Coach Lute Olson and a pair of assistant coaches from Colorado were in Great Bend to visit with Pulley. On Thursday Apr. 10, Texas Asst. Coach Rodney Terry made the trip to central Kansas to look at Pulley.
In addition to Texas, Colorado and Arizona, Pulley is also being pursued by Missouri, Charlotte, East Carolina, Louisiana Tech, UNLV, Murray State and Rutgers.
"That's one of the things that Randy is wrestling with," Wolf said. "He's trying to decide if he'd rather be a big fish in a small pond, or go back to the high major level."
The Raleigh, N.C., native spent his freshman year at St. Louis University in 2001-2002, where he averaged five points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
He upped those numbers significantly as a sophomore at Barton County, leading the Cougars to a 28-4 overall record and a top 10 national ranking. He averaged 12.8 points, 6.1 assists and 1.8 steals per contest in 2002-2003.
A ruggedly built point guard who excels at getting into the lane, Pulley is strong with the basketball and is a crisp passer. Rarely will he make a sensational pass, but he does what needs to be done with workmanlike efficiency on the basketball court.
JUCO Junction will continue to stay on top of Pulley's recruitment as we have all year long, so keep it here for up to date information on the Class of 2003 J.C. players and beyond.