On Campus: Weekend of Oct. 5

Official visit season tends to slow down in October, and that has proved to be the case this weekend.

That said, some major players and programs will be exchanging pleasantries, and inevitably some commitment action once again will transpire next week. That said, USA Basketball's camp this weekend has attracted loads of top talent and thus drained the pool of seniors making official trips.

Big Weekend for Indiana

Tom Crean's Hoosiers will enjoy a national spotlight. Indiana wasn't able to land Goodluck Okonoboh, who committed to UNLV, but the Hoosiers remain prominently involved with numerous other talented prospects.

Devin Robinson will make his way to Bloomington as one stop in his methodical official visit slate. Robinson's friend, Robert Johnson, is a fellow Virginia native and recently committed to IU, which won't hurt. In fact, Johnson will be in Bloomingon this weekend as well.

The Hoosiers also will play host to a bevy of underclassmen, including Eron Gordon, Malachi Richardson, Aaron Jordan, Braxton Blackwell, Joey Brunk, Barrett Benson, Kyle Guy and D.J. Wilkins.

Stars travel to Lawrence

Indiana might win on quantity, but it's the Kansas Jayhawks — which are conducting their season-opening festivities — that will host the greatest star power. Cliff Alexander is making his way down from Chicago, and many consider KU a slight favorite. The Jayhawks are considered the leader or co-leader for several elite big men, also including Jahlil Okafor and Myles Turner. But this weekend, it's Alexander's turn to command the coaching staff's attention.

He has suffered from recent injury problems, but Malik Pope also is making his official trip and is a legitimate big-time talent. Out of sight, out of mind does apply, but it shouldn't. Top wing target Kelly Oubre, who appears to be favoring Kentucky and Kansas, is also on campus.

Additionally Myles Turner was expected to be on campus as well, but they're playing with USA Basketball.

Book-ing his way to Michigan

John Beilein's Wolverines are locked in a tussle with Kentucky and others for Devin Booker, who travels to Ann Arbor this weekend for his official trip. The Mississippi resident has more familiarity with the region than you would assume, based on the fact that he's a Michigan native.

The Wolverines also will roll out the red carpet for power forward D.J. Wilson. Michigan is feeling triumphant these days after surprising Arizona (and us) by prevailing for Kameron Chatman over the Wildcats and others.

Buffs have major opportunity

Colorado will play host to both Thomas Welsh — a hotly pursued center on the West Coast — and Tory Miller.

Welsh also has visited UCLA and Cal, and Colorado hopes to get the L.A. resident to go just a bit farther away from home. Miller has improved significantly over the past year and the two would comprise a potent frontcourt duo for the program.

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