Akini Adkins, an athletic forward says that he really likes Tennessee, Alabama, Wake Forest and Florida State. He probably won't want to go too far from home. When pressed for a leader at the Nike Camp, Adkins thought about it and said that Alabama was in really good shape.
Longar Longar, one of the early surprises at camp, is listing Boston College, Marquette, Michigan, Michigan State, NC State, Wisconsin, Iowa State, Iowa and Minnesota; his list should get Longar and Longar (sorry, bad joke) before it gets shorter. Boston College has experienced a tremendous amount of success in Longar's neck of the woods. The 6-10 shot blocker hails from the Sudan.
Tallahassee Wildcats shooter Franklin Young produced a list consisting of West Virginia, Georgia Southern, Florida State, Alabama and South Florida. "I just have all of my options open," Franklin said.
A guy we really liked the first day of the Nike All-American Camp was Arnaud Dahi. The native of the Ivory Coast is athletic and loves to play. Currently, he lists Missouri, Texas, Colorado, Notre Dame, UMass and Villanova as a few programs that are recruiting him. Dahi's first name is pronounced "Ar-No."
The last standout player to come out of Mariner High in Florida was a guy by the name of Teddy Dupay. Current Mariner forward Robert Ferguson, while at Nike Camp, listed Florida, Florida State, Wake Forest and Georgia State as some programs that he's interested in.
Springfield, Ill., product Marcus Heard lists UNLV, DePaul, Nebraska, Wyoming, Northern Illinois, UAB, Bradley and Southern Illinois as programs he's interested in. Heard said that NIU, SIU and Bradley have offered already.
Keith Wooden, one of the top forward prospects in the Midwest, lists Kansas, Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky, Missouri and Arizona State among his favorites. Apparently, the Sun Devils have offered. Kansas – he lives in Lawrence – has yet to tender a scholarship offer.
Luol Deng says he's still at 7 schools: Duke, Texas, Missouri, Virginia, Fairfield, George Washington and Wake Forest. He made one official visit to Duke and recently took an unofficial to Virginia after a tournament last month. Deng says that everyone is recruiting him primarily as a 3-man. "Academically, all of the schools are really good," Deng said while at Nike Camp.