Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self was out on the recruiting trail on Wednesday. He visited Alex Legion, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va.
Legion, the 45th ranked prospect in the class of 2007 by rivals.com, was recently relseased from his Letter of Intent at the University of Michigan, following the firing of former coach Tommy Amaker.
Legion, originally from Detroit, Mich., will visit Kentucky this weekend.
The combo guard played at Country Day High in the Detroit suburbs for three years before playing at Oak Hill as a senior.
His short list after decommitting from Michigan for the second time still includes the Wolverines, along with Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA and UConn Legion's mother, Annette Williams was quoted in Wednesday's Detroit Free Press as saying that she is strongly against both UConn and UCLA. The story focused on Williams discrediting Tim Green, the principal at Allen Academy in Detroit and a man who Legion 'has referred to as his godfather and mentor,' the paper said.
"I want to make it clear, Tim Green is not part of this process," Williams told the Free Press. "I'm tired of him trying to persuade my son against the University of Michigan and his family."
"I've been quiet for four years, but Tim Green does not speak for my son, and I'm tired of him trying to make decisions for my son. Mr. Green wants my son to go to Connecticut or UCLA, but my son will go to neither institution."
Legion was recruited to Michigan by former coach Tommy Amaker, who was fired at the season's end and replaced with West Virginia's John Beilein. The new coach and the Michigan program is still on the radar of Legion's camp.
"I really like what I'm hearing about Beilein," she said. "I really want to thank (Country Day) coach (Kurt) Keener, who has talked very positively about my son to coach Beilein. We just needed to get rid of Tim Green."