Miles Bridges trims list to five schools

Miles Bridges, No. 7 in the ESPN 100 Class of 2016, has cut down his list to a handful of schools.

The 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward from Flint, Michigan, told ESPN he has narrowed his list to Michigan, Michigan State, Kentucky, North Carolina and Indiana. He said he intends to take official visits in the fall and then make a decision before December.

One of the factors in narrowing his list was his desire to play on the wing.

"They talked to me about playing the three and some schools said I could even end up being a two if I continue to develop my ball-handling," Bridges said.

On Michigan: "I talk to Coach (John) Beilein all the time and it’s a great situation. I love the way they bring in guys who aren’t ranked and turn them into pros."

On Michigan State: "It’s only 45 minutes away from my home and they are one of the first schools to recruit me. A lot of guys from my area have gone there and been successful."

On Kentucky: "My mom and I really liked Kentucky. I love how they get guys to the NBA."

North Carolina: "I just started talking to Coach (Roy) Williams. I like the program, their style of playing run-and-gun. He really lets them play."

Indiana: "Tom Crean always gives me feedback when he sees me play. I like their staff and that school is all about basketball."

Bridges is coming off an elite performance at the Nike Peach Jam, where he averaged 22.8 points and 10.0 rebounds.