The region's big three college teams – Louisville, Kentucky and Indiana – all had recruiters, including U of L's Rick Pitino, watching Trinity junior power forward Raymond Spalding on Tuesday night in the Seventh Region Tournament final. IU assistant Kenny Johnson, whose team made Spalding an offer on Monday, and UK assistant Orlando Antigua also were in attendance to watch Spalding, who had only four points in the No. 2 Shamrocks' 59-58 victory over No. 1 Ballard. It was IU's second time seeing Spalding in three days. Head coach Tom Crean came to see him in the regional semifinals on Sunday, and Spalding picked up an offer the next day. "It's a great school and blessing to have a program like Indiana to offer me," Spalding said Tuesday night. He also added an offer from Northwestern on Monday, and now has offers from those Wildcats, IU, Xavier, Clemson, Butler, Boston College, Cleveland State, Western Kentucky and Vanderbilt. Clemson also was at the regional semifinals on Sunday. Spalding told The Courier-Journal's Jason Frakes on Sunday night that Xavier was recruiting him the hardest. Spalding, who has taken a few unofficial visits to U of L, including for the Cards' January home game against Memphis, said he wasn't able to speak to Pitino or any coaches after the game. "It was exciting to have (UK, U of L and IU there), but I also tried not to pay much attention to that and just play ball," he said. Spalding is ranked the nation's No. 117 junior by 247Sports.com.
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