PG Amayo showing interest in WKU after Guerrero’s de-commitment

Cole Claybourn

The news of point guard Cezar Guerrero’s de-commitment to WKU seems to be spreading.

Now some other class of 2011 point guards are gaining interest in WKU.

Kelvin Amayo, a point guard from Newark, N.J., told the Herald on Friday that his interest in WKU is “high” and said he’s been offered a scholarship.

Amayo didn’t sign during the NCAA’s Early Period and hasn’t given a verbal commitment to anyone yet. Joining WKU on Amayo’s list of options are Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John’s, South Florida, Colorado and Iowa State.

Amayo said he plans to have his decision made by the beginning of February and is planning to take a visit to WKU before then, but he didn’t give a time frame for when that would take place.

Amayo said he’s familiar with some of the members of WKU’s 2011 class, particularly three-star recruit Derrick Gordon, who’s also from New Jersey.

“I’d love to play with him,” he said. “We’re like, best friends.”

Amayo and Shaq Boga, a two-star rated point guard on from Florissant, Mo., both told the Herald this week that they had interest in WKU.

WKU has five players on the current roster set to exhaust eligibility after this season and received five letters of intent during the NCAA’s Early Signing Period. If WKU signs a point guard during the NCAA’s Regular Signing Period, which runs from April 13-May 18, WKU could potentially over-sign with the 2011 class.

Another potential point guard for the 2011 class, Christian County (Ky.) standout Anthony Hickey, told the Herald last Friday that he hasn’t been in contact with WKU recently and didn’t see himself as a backup plan in case Guerrero doesn’t sign with WKU.