October 16, 2012

Hoops: Keita Bates-Diop remaining grounded

Coaches from around the Big Ten have been to Normal (Ill.) University this fall to check in on standout wing Keita Bates-Diop, one of the faster risers in the 2014 class. University head coach Bob Fitzgerald said his 6-7 standout hasn't let it affect him.

He's the same, grounded kid he was when only a handful of schools - more specifically Michigan and Purdue - identified him before he blossomed into Rivals.com's No. 23 player nationally.

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