Anthony Bennett narrows it down to five

Over the weekend, Mike George of CIA Bounce relayed some Anthony Bennett (Brampton, Ont./Findlay Prep) news. The No. 7 overall prospect in the ESPNU 100 trimmed his list to five programs --Washington, Florida, UNLV, Oregon and Kentucky.

Bennett trimmed off Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Missouri, West Virginia and Ohio State.

The Canadian is an athletic, explosive, hybrid 4-man who has been able to combine strength and explosion with a firmed up stroke from 3-point range. The combination crafted him into one of the elite prospects in the Class of 2012.

Bennett’s recruitment has been slow developing. He was never going to sign early and still needs to shore up his academics. He has visits remaining and plenty of time to investigate his schools.