Kansas, Purdue Land Recruits

Tuesday was a fairly busy day around the country as commitments began rolling in. The highlight of the day was a 2006 wing headed to Kansas.

Metairie (La.) Archbishop Rummel junior Dwight Lewis committed to Bill Self's Kansas program Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple sources.

Lewis, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, is scheduled to visit Kansas officially later this month. His pledge to the Jayhawks comes while he continues to recover from a bout with mononucleosis.

The 190 pounder who averaged 26 points a game last season is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 56 prospect in the Class of 2006.

The Purdue Boilermakers search for a point guard is over. After combing both the high school and junior college ranks, Purdue head coach Matt Painter has his man. The Boilermakers latest commitment comes in the form of 6-foot-1 Shelton State point guard Tarrance Crump.

"We feel extremely fortunate to get Tarrance," Painter said. "We've put in a lot of time with him and his family and really have gotten to know him well. We feel that Purdue is the best place for him. We have a need for someone with experience to come in and lead this team at the point, and he fits that mold."

Crump, a native of Alabama, was a junior college all-american and one of the most highly recruited junior college point guards in the nation. His commitment to Purdue is a significant one.

Over in the Southern Conference, the College of Charleston nailed down a key recruit. Baltimore native Renardo Dickerson, a 6-foot-5 wing, will be a Cougar.

Tom Herrion's club won the commitment after battling UTEP. The first-team all-stater can score the basketball and is expected to contribute next season.

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