August 9, 2006

Aldrich Invited To NYC

Cole Aldrich was considered to be one of the top players in the class of 2007 heading into the spring. The 6-foot-11, 245-pound center was unimpressive for most of the AAU circuit due to a number of injuries and setbacks.

However, after switching AAU teams, Aldrich was impressive enough to maintain his five-star status and top 25 ranking. The No. 5 ranked center in the class has been selected to participate in an All-Star game in late August, which will take place at Rucker Park.

It's no secret that Aldrich had a difficult and frustrating spring and summer. The Kansas commitment was injured, out of shape and didn't prepare himself for the AAU circuit. During an interview with Jayhawk Slant last week, Aldrich took full responsibility for the mistakes he made during the circuit.

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