Pelle Close to Taking Officials

Norvel Pelle, the No. 2 center in the Class of 2011, is close to determining which official visits he will take.

In a phone interview Wednesday night, the 6-foot-10, 205-pound Pelle of Los Angeles Price said he was considering St. John’s, UTEP, UConn and “the whole PAC 10 except Arizona.” He specifically mentioned Oregon and Washington from the PAC 10.

He said he wasn’t sure where he would take officials.

“I don’t know,” he said. “I just finished my home visits. I’m planning my college visits soon.”

Pelle compared himself to a “Kevin Garnett/Kevin Durant mix” and said he was a three/four combo.

He said he would consider the two Big East schools on his list even though they are far from home.

“St. John’s is an uptempo team,” he said. “So is UConn. UConn has history of winning. St. John’s, they’re rebuilding their program with Coach [Steve] Lavin there.”

Both schools recently had home visits with Pelle.

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