Transfers in the news
It’s been a relatively quiet week in the world of high school basketball recruiting. There has a been a handful of commitments (listed below), but there weren’t any more commitments.
In fact the biggest news came by way of transfers. Ryan Harrow to Kentucky was arguably the top transfer news of the week. With the lack point guards, picking up Harrow was a exactly what the Cats needed to do.
Now full attention has turned to Juwan Staten, who has left Dayton. A former four-star and top 100 prospect, Staten is certainly a talent and a guy that led the A-10 in assists at 5.4 per contest. Toss in 8.5 points and 2.1 rebounds and he had a solid season at Dayton.
At this point four schools – Texas, Louisville, South Carolina and Miami – have managed to get out in front for the talented guard. He’s set to visit Louisville on Tuesday, then take a trip to Miami the very next day.
Daniels, Ware still undecided
There are now only three top 100 prospects available – DeAndre Daniels, Joseph Uchebu and Kevin Ware. Daniels and Ware are still figuring out their recruitments, while Uchebu is set to go to JUCO per a pair of sources.
Here’s where things stand with Daniels & Ware:
Daniels: The up and downs continue with Daniels. He was set to decide last week and then that was put to a halt … again. Since Daniels missed the signing period we may not find out where he’s headed to school until he shows up on somebody’s campus. Texas and Kansas seem to be the most talked about names, but word is Daniels may be looking around again.
Ware: After parting ways with Central Florida, Georgia and Louisville quickly became the two to beat for Ware. Ware has already taken a trip to Athens and he’s set to visit Louisville on Sunday for an official visit. Other schools have attempted to get involved, but from the sounds of it the Cardinals and the Bulldogs are the two he will choose from. As far as I know there isn’t a timetable on his college decision.
Impressive field for Best Buy
A new event has been added to the Memorial Day weekend schedule. Mike Fox has put together an impressive field this time around at the Chicago Best Buy tournament.
While all of the Nike teams will be in Los Angeles for the EYBL, Indiana Elite, Florida Rams, Nashville Celtics, Texas Pro, Houston Hoopstars, Kansas Pray and Play, TP Elite, SYF Players, Wisconsin Swing, Michigan Mustangs and Ohio Basketball Club will all be in Chicago.
Among the top prospects expected at the Chicago Best Buy are Isaiah Austin, Joell James, Malik Price-Martin, Yogi Ferrell, Jeremy Hollowell, Emanuel Mudiay, Cameron Ridley, Perry Ellis, Deonte Burton, Glenn Robinson Jr. and Luke Fischer. Action tips off Friday evening, but the super pools don’t tip off until early Saturday morning at the Joy of the Game facility in Deerfield (Ill.).
Commitments this week:
*Dederick Lee, Arkansas
*A.J. West, Duquesne
*Percy Gibson, Iowa State
*Erik Copes, George Mason
*Fred Thomas, Mississippi State
*Mike Davis, Northern Illinois
*Abdel Nader, Northern Illinois
*Daouda Soumaoro, Texas Tech
*David Wishon, Tulsa
*Marcus Bradley, U.C. Irvine
*Mo Alie-Cox, VCU
*Justin Anderson, Virginia
*R.J. Hunter, Georgia State
Decommitments this week:
*Jordan Goodman, Rutgers
*Katin Reinhardt, USC