Turner Makes Quick Decision
The fact that No. 24 prospect Josiah Turner committed to Arizona in and of itself isn't shocking. What did catch us by surprise was the timing. We thought for sure he'd make his official visits, which were set to include Kansas and UCLA. Not so, said Turner who pointed to one difference maker: "the fans." Turner's mother told Scout.com that Sean Miller's college career and his personal pursuit of her son were big keys.
Hoyas Score In Philly
John Thompson is 1-for-2 with Philly kids this year. While the Hoyas lost Rakeem Christmas to the ‘Cuse, they gained a determined wing. Jabril Trawick, a tough customer and excellent one-on-one scorer, committed to Thompson.
Tough Guy To Irish
We're big Patrick Connaughton fans here at Scout.com. As is the case, we always get asked to make comparisons and for Connaughton we're crossing sports but staying in the Irish family for the comparison. Think Tom Zbitowski, the former Irish defensive back and current Baltimore Ravens safety. Connaughton plays with a boxer's edge and competes hard.
Petteway To Texas Tech
Terran Petteway committed to Texas Tech Saturday night. The Galveston Hornets and Ball High School backcourt standout visited Pat Knight's program along with a sizable contingent of players over the weekend. "He's really under rated," one college assistant told Scout.com. Colorado State, SMU and UTEP were involved.
New Mexico Goes Big
Cheir Ajou, a native of Sudan and current center at Culver Academy committed to Steve Alford's New Mexico Lobos. The 7-foot-1 Ajou ran with Team Indiana last summer and transferred to Culver this year. "The school loves him, he's been a great ambassador for the school," Mark Adams', Indiana Elite coach Mark Adams said. "He takes the education serious. The school wants more kids from Sudan because he's a good role model for the other kids. He can play too."
Tulane Has New Guard
Ricky Tarrant is headed to Tulane. The 6-foot point guard out of Birmingham's Pleasant Grove committed to Ed Conroy's Green Wave Saturday night. Tarrant played for the Alabama Challenge last summer.
Hearst Goes To Q School
Tom Moore is on the board in 2011. Quinnipiac secured a commitment from Zaid Hearst, a 6-foot-4 native of Maryland who is prepping at the Salisbury School in Connecticut. Last year, at Springbook, he averaged 19 points and will play combo for the Bobcats.
Missouri State Says Hey Mr. Wilson!
Andrew Wilson, a 6-foot-6 small forward out of Tulsa's East Central, committed to Cuonzo Martin's Missouri State program. The pledge went down late Saturday night.
No Bull, Dominique To URI
The Rhode Island Rams added 6-foot-3 guard Dominique Bull to the roster. Bull plays for the Tilton School.