Recruiting Notebook (Sept. 9th)

Josh Selby and Roscoe Smith have their in-home visits set, while Louisville and UNC are reaping the rewards after big recruiting weekends. All that and more in the Notebook.

Smith Prepares For Visits


Like many of the nation's top prospects, Roscoe Smith will begin his in-home visits today.

Smith, who transferred from Baltimore (Md.) Walbrook to national power Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill, will start the process with two of the top programs in the country coming in-home. The full schedule is below:

Sept. 9th – Connecticut & Kansas
Sept. 10th – Georgetown
Sept. 13th – Florida
Sept. 16th – UCLA
Sept. 17th – Duke

According to Brian Thompson, Smith's father, Connecticut, Duke, UCLA, Florida, Georgetown, Memphis and Kansas are also expected to visit Smith at Oak Hill for workouts.

Selby Finalizes Visit


Josh Selby, of Baltimore (Md.) Lake Clifton, is set for his in-home visits as well.

The former Tennessee commit has eight in-home visits set up and is still waiting word from Tennessee and Syracuse. The full schedule is below:

Sept. 9th – Kansas
Sept. 10th – Connecticut
Sept. 11th – Texas & Baylor
Sept. 13th – Florida State
Sept. 14th – Oregon
Sept. 15th – Kentucky
Sept. 21st – Miami

According to Selby's mother, Maeshon Witherspoon, the plan is to set up official visits following the in-home's.

Louisville Gets Price; More To Come For 2011?


After a big weekend, where the Cardinals hosted a number of highly rated 2011 prospects, they secured a commitment from 2011 top 40 big man Zach Price, of Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward, on Tuesday.

Price is Louisville's third commitment for the 2011 class. He joins top 15 big man Michael Chandler and his Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence North teammate Ryan Taylor.

This past weekend, Rick Pitino also hosted Marquis Teague, the nation's top lead guard in 2011, as well as Chicago natives Wayne Blackshear, Mike Shaw and Macari Brooks.

Upon returning from Louisville, Blackshear claimed Louisville as his favorite and said that he and Shaw still plan to play in college together. The school of thought is Louisville leads for both.

Teague, of Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike, is another one that many believe Louisville leads for. Pitino coached his father, Shaun Teague, and also his uncle, John, when he was at Boston University. They also recently hired close family friend, Shabaka Lands.

That nation's top lead guard in 2011 is expected to make a college decision prior to tipping off his junior season. Ohio State, Kentucky, Indiana, Wake Forest are also vying for his services.

Hard To Top Carolina's Weekend
North Carolina put together a monster weekend.

To go with the talented recruits they had on campus, they had a number of NBA players in town, including Michael Jordan.

Following the weekend they secured their second verbal commitment for the 2011 class. James McAdoo, of Norfolk (Va.) Christian, committed to the Tar Heels on Saturday, but didn't release the news until late Sunday night.

The Heels also hosted Scout.com's top prospect Harrison Barnes for his first official visit. Upon returning from Chapel Hill, the 6-foot-7 wing raved about the trip.

"Obviously there's a lot for me to process, but my initial feeling is that it was an absolutely phenomenal weekend," Barnes said.

"My family really enjoyed it," he said. My mom thought it was a surreal experience to see Michael Jordan, her idol. Jordan Ashley [my sister] really enjoyed it too."

To go with McAdoo and Barnes, Carolina also hosted 2010 commitments Kendall Marshall and Reggie Bullock, as well as 2011 commit P.J. Hairson. Cody Zeller and Marshall Plumlee also were in attendance.

Coaches Can Be Out


Today [Sept. 9th] marks the first day since July that college coaches can begin heading out to see potential prospects.

Off Campus Contact or in-home visits with 2010 prospects will get rolling today and go through October 5th. Coaches will also be allowed to head out for workouts and open gyms that take place at the prospect's school.


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