Signing Day Blog (Tues.)

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6:55 Props to Hargrave director of communications William Wiebking for dropping the knowledge (and reminder). The Grave will have nine sign tomorrow. Lo Brown (NC State), David Chadwick (Rice), Colton Christian (Tulane), Isaiah Epps (Pitt), Dom Ferguson (FIU), John Mann (Belmont), Troy King (UT-Martin?), Mardracus Wade (Arkansas) and Shawn Kemp (Auburn or Georgia). Wiebking, can we get a Kemp prediction? (DT)
6:21: Touched base with Trey Zeigler. He's got his recruitment on pause; unlikely to sign week. Toss him in the mix as a spring decision maker. (DT)
6:03: Vibing with the information that we received earlier, Duje Dukan is off the board. The 6-foot-8 forward committed to Wisconsin. (ED)
6:01: Just learned the fax machine at Ohio State is stocked with paper in anticipation of 7 am faxes. As of Wednesday morning, the Buckeyes will have the nation's top signing class. Will they keep it two days or the rest of the year? (DT)
5:02 Hearing that Indiana won't sign David Williams. Best to pull the bandaide off and deal with this now. Williams is likely to get swarmed by mid-level programs. (DT)
4:32: Myself, Evan, Eric and Greg sat down around a roundtable and had a roundtable discussion on recruiting. In between questions, we discussed world peace, the economy and what makes bread rise. Interesting stuff ... (DT)
4:20: Findlay assistant coach Todd Simon told us their senior big man Godwin Okonji is will sign in the spring. He's taken official visits to TCU, Hawaii and New Mexico, but has fielded recent calls from Connecticut, Oklahoma and Colorado recently. (ED)
4:07: Just got off the phone with Courier-Journal recruiting reporter Jody Demling. He said Victor Oladipo is planning to sign with Indiana at 3:00. He also mentioned Curtis Washington will ink with USC at 1:30 ET at his school. (ED)
3:20: Mark Miller, of Wishoops.net and a contributor at Marquettehoops.com, says Vander Blue will sign his LOI during a press conference at his school at 11:45.(ED)
2:54: As we near closer and closer to the early signing period it's looking like Cory Joseph, of Las Vegas (Nev.) Findlay Prep, will be a late signee.

"He's basically saying he's not ready to make his decision yet," Findlay assistant coach Todd Simon said. "He doesn't intend to sign early. His intentions are to do it on his own timeframe."

Joseph has officially visited Texas, Villanova, Connecticut and Minnesota. Mississippi State, UNLV and Florida are still somewhat in the mix as well. (ED)


2:44 Thanks, Nate. Dry spell over. Courtesy Melrose High: Nate Rucker gave his verbal pledge to Northern Illinois coach Ricardo Patton and became the Huskies first commitment for the class of 2010.
2:32: Jason Smith of Brewster checked in. His kids will sign on Thursday; they play MCI on Wednesday. In other prep news, Hargrave's guys will sign at 11 am. That means the Auburn Tigers or Georgia Bulldogs will know who gets Shawn Kemp at that time. (DT)


2:25: It looks like Duje Dukan will announce during the signing period. He's down to New Mexico, Arizona State and Wisconsin. According to his AAU coach -- Steve Pratt -- he turned Virginia down today. (ED)
2:03:Although not 2010 related, we received word from Indiana Elite coach Mark Adams that 2012 prospect Cameron Harvey, of Chicago (Ill.) St. Joseph, has verbally committed to St. Joseph.
11:59: Washington State goes the juco route and scores a commitment from Faisel Aiden. (DT)
11:57: Got my two miles in; about to leave to pick up Evan at the airport. On Wednesday, at Sammie's in Raleigh, Pack Pride guru James Henderson said Ryan Harrow will sign his letter of intent. (DT)
11:14 Pushing back from the news desk and heading to the workout room. Be back in 30. (DT)


11:01 There are now 17 uncommitted Top 100 players. Jason Morris, according to his father, is going to Georgia Tech. Here's the story. (DT)
10:43 IMO, there is not a single school that 1) knows or 2) actually feels great about their chances to land Barnes. This one is foggy. One of the all-time guessing games, seriously. "H" has them guessing. Big time guessing. (DT)
10:11 Carolina Challenge camper and Ravenscroft point guard Luke Davis committed to Gardner Webb. Preciate it, Penny Rogers! (DT)
10:09 Jay Canty will sign tomorrow. Jay Canty will formally sign his National Letter of Intent to attend Xavier University on a full basketball scholarship this Wednesday, November 11th at 3:30 PM in Bonner Fieldhouse on the campus of Oak Ridge Military Academy. (DT)
10:07 Was some doubt behind the scenes if Michael Bradley's mom would sign the paperwork this week. It's a go: papers will be signed tomorrow. (DT)
9:47 "Some of these guys want the attention. They say they don't but you know they do. If you want attention, go get it. Why not concentrate on enjoying your senior year? Go win a championship and not have these distractions." -- Division I head coach (DT)
9:35 Hopping on a plane to Raleigh, here's two stories to wet your whistle: 1) Silence From D-Lamb and 2) Jones-ing For The Spring (ED)
9:32 Who will the first coach in the history of Twitter to tweet about his recruiting class? Someone has to break the silence and write themselves into the recruiting history books. (DT)
9:03 a.m. The first Harrison Barnes text of the day. "Where is Barnes going?" Last night, at a high school gym, 10 different people asked me same question. (DT)
9:00 a.m. UCLA's addition of Josh Smith cranks its recruiting class up to No. 11 in the Top 25 but don't hold us to it just yet. Still crunching numbers. (DT)

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