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The other finalists includes Missouri State, Murray State, Oklahoma State, UAB, and Washington State.
Pearson, a three-star recruit, is rated the third-best prospect in Illinois by ESPN and the 31st best power forward nationally.
The 6-foot-8 Pearson is a native of Chicago and played AAU basketball this summer for Mac Irvin Fire.
In a free story over at PrepHoops.com, here’s what Pearson had to say about each of his six finalists:
Cleveland State: “They promised me a lot of opportunity to expand my game at the next level. Being able to come in and contribute my freshman year.”
Missouri State: “They told me I can be a great player in their system. They have been recruiting me very hard from the very beginning.”
Murray State: “They came in during the middle of the process and told me that I would be great in their system.”
Oklahoma State: “They have been in there from the very start. They have been recruiting me for a long time. I really love the school and the atmosphere.”
UAB: “They are a great school. They are recruiting me the hardest out of everyone. I love the coach. They call me every day and check up on me. I will be able to contribute there my freshman year.”
Washington State: “The coach comes from Chicago and knows a lot about me. They came in late during Vegas. I really love the research I did about their school.”
CSU has six scholarships to fill in the class of 2018.