Weekend Vist Watch For Sept. 8

The weekend of Sept. 8 is the most intense visit weekend of the year so far. Numerous colleges have more than one prospect on campus while others have some very important face-time with top recruits.

Sept. 8 Weekend Visits

Louisville: Rick Pitino takes his crack at Bloomington's finest, PF Sean May. Right now, on the heels of the Bracey Wright commitment, IU looks to have the momentum but Louisville is now batting.

Kentucky: The Wildcats are making their charge for Canadian Bernard Cote and a reworked visit schedule has him in Lexington where he's one of UK's primary big man targets.

Miami-FL: Rutgers is in town to play the Hurricanes which tells us Robert Hite must not be much of a football fan because he certainly could held out for a better gridiron game. He's one of Miami's top targets.

Colorado State: Swingman Shelton Johnson always liked the Rams so this is a good weekend for CSU. At one time it was rumored that he was committed to CSU, so the Rams might have a shot at getting this done.

Seton Hall: Arizona State is said to lead for Ike Diogu, but the Pirates did well to get him onto campus where he'll get a good opportunity to compare and contrast different areas of the country and two different conferences.

Arizona State: Matt Haryasz, a big-time target who also likes Stanford, is in for the weekend. Great opportunity for the Sun Devils to make some headway on this standout student-athlete.

Minnesota: The Gophers reached out to the state of Illinois and found athletic forward Charlie Bass and invited him into town for a visit. Bass plays on the Illinois Warriors, the same team of current Gopher PG Aaron Robinson.

Louisiana State: Theodis Tarver had a good visit to Georgia Tech of the ACC and this week he's off to check out in-state LSU where he's one of the Tigers top targets in the Class of 2002.

George Washington: The Colonials are always good for a foreign player or two on the roster and this weekend they've convinced Canadian forward Jon Clark to visit the nation's capitol.

Memphis: The Tigers are probably on the verge of locking up forward Alex Carmona and he's reportedly in Memphis for a visit. John Calipari has strong ties to Puerto Rico, Carmona's birthplace, from his days at UMass.

Penn State: The Nittany Lions are the first school to host swingman Jim Maley on an official visit and while he has other trips scheduled, we know Maley is itching to end the process. PSU might try and end it here.

Stanford: One of the summer's top scorers is in town. Dan Grunfeld is about to be treated to 73-degree weather at one of the best looking campuses in the country.

Multiple Prospects

Kansas: Roy Williams and Co. play host to SG Hassan Adams and PF Brad Buckman. While Texas remains the team to beat for Buckman, there are those who think KU is right there with Adams so this could be a pivotal weekend in Lawrence.

UConn: The Huskies play host to athlete Eric Hicks and shooter Rashad Anderson. We could picture both of them in UConn uniforms and while Cincy might be the team to beat for Hicks, Jim Calhoun probably isn't ready to toss in the towel just yet.

Oklahoma State: Point guard Julian Richardson makes his way to Stillwater where the sting of missing Bryan Hopkins still remains, but the Cowboys aren't alone on that one. However, the big fish in town for the weekend is rebounder Kevin Bookout.


Duke: It's a stress free weekend in Durham for Mike Krzyzewski. The Devils have JJ Redick and Sean Dockery on campus this week and the two have something in common: they are both already committed. Food, fun and thankfully no football highlight the visit.

Florida State: Steve Robinson can enjoy the weekend knowing that his point guard of the future is on campus. Todd Galloway will be in town visiting the Seminoles and his brother who attends FAMU.

Arkansas: Jonathan Modica is locked up and will be on his campus. He'll be an ambassador as he hopes to help the Hogs in their recruitment of PF Brandon Tobias who is also in Fayetteville for the weekend.

UNLV: The Rebels landed a commitment from forward James Peters so the junior college prospect can strut around The Strip with little to worry about and much fun to be had.

Indiana: Marshall Strickland has been committed for two months but the euphoria of the Wright commitment will offset a poor loss at the hands of NC State in football on Thursday. It's always fun to make a basketball visit to Bloomington, especially when the pressure is off.

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