Around the Nation: 9/19

In this space we discuss the latest behind the scenes changes to the ScoutHoops.com database, based on stories we publish on the national site as well as stories from network team sites, social media rumblings and other internet tidbits.

While recruitniks await Isaiah Whitehead's decision later today …

In addition to the comprehensive recruiting report already posted, a few other items warrant mention:

1. According to Mark Miller of Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook, Ben Lammers has cut his schools to Marquette, Georgia Tech and Miami. Lammers has made his visits and may decide very shortly.

Though not a swift athlete, Lammers is a fundamentally sound "old school" center capable of stepping out and knocking in some jump shots as well. Frontcourt talent has been difficult to come by for many high-major programs this season, and Lammers proved in July that he can hold his own versus opponents who project at that level.

2. WildcatAuthority reports that Arizona has offered talented 2015 forward Ray Smith. I included mention of several underclass offers on Wednesday, as this week has brought quite a bit of action with the 2015 class and even some in 2016.

Smith currently rates as a four star prospect, and the Las Vegas native also holds offers from UNLV and others.

3. Earlier this week, Florida guard Mitchell Wilbekin committed to Tulsa. The younger brother of UF guard Scottie Wilbekin, Mitchell opted to play for Danny Manning's rising program in the Midwest. The younger Wilbekin isn't tremendously explosive or a big scorer, but he's a solid quarterback and will anchor the point guard position for four seasons.

4. InsideTheDawgPound's Jordan Goetzke writes that Butler will attempt to close Adonys Henriquez this weekend on his official visit. A former Miami commitment, Henriquez struggled somewhat this past summer but has good size and scoring tools for the wing.

5. In the continuous stream of high school transfers, 2015 guard Damon Wilson has transferred from Newark (N.J.) St. Benedict's to Centereach (N.Y.) Our Savior. Wilson, a slender southpaw, gained national exposure in June at the Pangos All-American Camp.


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