Twin brothers Collin and Ryan Luther have played on the same basketball teams since their early years of elementary school. But that doesn't mean they will play together after high school.
Then again, there is a chance they might end up on the same college team.
If it sounds like the Hampton High School seniors are a little uncertain about their college situation, it's because they are. In short, they will make their own college decisions, which may or may not lead them to the same campus.
"We're not a package deal," Collin said.
"There's a chance we might go together if we both like the same school," Ryan said.
Ryan Luther is a 6-foot-8 guard-forward while Collin is a 6-7 guard-forward. They are among a handful of players from the WPIAL senior class who are being recruited by Division I colleges. If the Luthers end up at the same school, their destination will be Duquesne or George Washington. Among the Luthers' finalists, those are the only two schools that have offered scholarships to both.
The Luthers made an official visit to George Washington last week.
"It was really nice. I like Washington D.C. a lot," Ryan Luther said.
Although the Luthers have been to Duquesne numerous times for games or visits, they planned on making an official visit to Duquesne at the end of this week. One of Luthers' uncles, Brian Shanahan, played at Duquesne in the late 1980s.
Ryan has more scholarship offers than Collin. Next week, Ryan plans to make an official visit to Dayton. The Flyers and coach Archie Miller were one of the first schools to recruit Ryan before his junior year.
Ryan also was considering offers from Virginia Tech and Iowa, although he said Virginia Tech seems to have cooled its recruitment of him. Iowa wants him to make an official visit, but he has yet to schedule one. It's very likely the Luthers could sign with a school during the NCAA week-long early signing period in November.
'Bama and Henry
Aliquippa's Dravon Henry said earlier this summer that he had narrowed his list of colleges to Pitt, Penn State, West Virginia and Ohio State. But he also said that he might consider another school or two if they recruited him. Well, add Alabama to his final list.
Alabama is now recruiting Henry and he said, "I'm going to look at them now."
Alabama landed the WPIAL's highest-rated prospect a year ago -- Central Valley receiver Robert Foster.
Scales to Bucknell
Chuck Scales was a multi-sport standout at Shady Side Academy in the early 1980s and went on to play receiver for the Pitt football team. Scales also played baseball for a season at Pitt.
Now Scales' son is headed to a Division I baseball program. Chuckie Scales, a senior shortstop-outfielder at Shady Side Academy, recently made a verbal commitment to play next season at Bucknell.
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