By Erik Jacobsen
With a successful AAU season in the books, Jacobs basketball standout Conrad Krutwig is in the middle of narrowing down his college prospects.
Krutwig said he's fielding phone calls from college coaches every day. He added that he'll be making an official visit to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn., over Labor Day weekend, with the hope of making his decision shortly thereafter. Other Division-I schools showing interest in Krutwig include Murray State, Ohio, Evansville, Loyola, Vermont and Eastern Illinois.
The 6-foot-5 forward/center endured quite a scare last month when he injured his knee while playing for the Illinois Wolves AAU squad. Krutwig said the pain wasn't significant at the time, but after waking up from a nap later in the day the knee was so swollen that one trainer feared he may have torn ligaments in the knee.
Luckily for Krutwig the pain subsided the next day, and he went on to help lead the Wolves to a second-place finish at the Duel in the Desert in Phoenix in late July. Krutwig posted double-digit scoring figures in a number of games at the tournament.
A four-year varsity member, Krutwig averaged 15.4 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Golden Eagles last season.