Nike Day: Day One Press Room II

<b>INDIANAPOLIS –</b> A plethora of guards strolled into the Nike press room Wednesday evening. We chatted up guys like Jerome Dyson (2006), Justin Dentmon and Jeremiah Rivers (2006) to name a few.

The son of Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers is in attendance at Nike Camp and he's a pretty good player. Jeremiah Rivers said there's no pressure coming from his dad to attend his father's alma mater of Marquette. "He wants me to go to the best school possible," Rivers said. The Golden Eagles have already offered and so has Alabama. Rivers said Notre Dame might be close.

Justin Dentmon, a point guard who signed with Illinois State but didn't get a passing ACT score, said there's a 50% chance he re-ups with ISU. Illinois State wanted him to sit out this season but Dentmon wasn't hearing that. So, he enrolled at Winchendon for a 5th year and re-opened his recruitment. Miami is coming on strong and UConn is interested. He said he hasn't heard from Illinois in a while but the Illini are rumored to be in the hunt too. …

Jessie Sapp, a wing out of National Christian Academy by way of New York, is having a ball this summer. "I proved to everybody that I can play ball and there's more to come," Sapp said as he put some spin on his summer. He's got a host of schools chasing him including UConn, Georgia Tech, DePaul, Maryland, Georgetown, Arkansas, Marshall, Kent State, South Florida, Manhattan, Clemson and St. John's. He wants to run, win and be around guys who have heart. …

Jerome Dyson is going to be a fast riser in the class of 2006. This talented backcourt player has a big time stroke and excellent grades. UNLV, Georgetown and Notre Dame (coming soon) have been to see him. He likes to list Florida State, Florida, Arizona, North Carolina State, Mississippi State, Georgetown and Maryland. He's a native of Maryland who is studying at Proctor Academy up north. …

Jonathan Adams, a wing out of Tennessee, is coming off a Jones Fracture of his 5th metatarsal; that's a foot injury for all you non-medically inclined folks. "I'm back. The only thing lacking is conditioning," Adams said. He's down to Georgia Tech and Western Kentucky with the Hilltoppers being the lone program of the two that has offered. Tech is evaluating him this week. Adams, a track and field standout as well, once leapt over the scorer's table and rushed the floor after NC State (his mom's alma mater) upset Duke. Adams was on an unofficial visit at the time. True story.

Combo forward Raymar Morgan, a member of the Class of 2006, is hearing early from Michigan State, Texas, Michigan and Ohio State. Here that Thad Matta?

Andrew Ott, a big man and rising junior, hails from Germantown Academy. He's a big time student with offers from Villanova and Penn State. Illinois, Wake Forest and UNC are watching too. Recently he visited Wake unofficially and then stopped in to see UNC on his way back home. …

Junior guard Tywon Lawson says he's got offers from local schools Georgetown and Maryland. Georgia Tech, UNC, Michigan, Texas, Wake Forest and Florida State are keeping tabs on him. He wants to play in the Big Ten or ACC and is being recruited as a point guard and maybe a combo. …

New Yorker and Top 100 guard Levance Fields likes four schools: St. John's, Pittsburgh, Miami and South Florida are in the mix. All have offered. "I'm on my own timetable," Fields said. "I want to feel out the schools, see how I like it and then make a decision."

John Krekow, an academically oriented forward is out to earn a Division I scholarship this week. Coming into camp he's had just D-II offers but is hearing from Furman, North Dakota State, Rice, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Indiana State, Creighton and Montana. …


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