The Cincinnati Bearcats have a big non-conference match-up against the third-ranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday. About the only thing more impressive than the game itself might be the list of underclassmen recruits visiting.
Sources have told Bearcat Insider that no fewer than five of the top underclassmen in a loaded state of Ohio in the classes of 2006 and 2007 will be on hand to see the Bearcats in action against the Demon Deacons.
Bearcat Insider is now expecting class of 2007 stars O.J. Mayo and Bill Walker of North College Hill High School to join Dayton Dunbar standouts Daequan Cook and Mark Anderson (class of 2006), and Aaron Pogue (class of 2007) on an unofficial visit to Cincinnati this weekend.
Mayo is a 6-4 point guard ranked as the top player nationally in the class of 2007 by Scout Hoops. Meanwhile, his high school teammate and best friend, Walker, is a 6-5 wing ranked as the top wing in the nation.
Currently, Mayo is averaging 29.6 points per game, 6.8 rebounds, 8.7 assists, and 2.8 turnovers a game for North College Hill (9-1 on the season). Walker is adding 19.3 points and 12.3 rebounds a game while dishing out 3.2 assists a game.
Dunbar (10-3) is led by Cook who is the sixth-best player in the nation by Scout Hoops for the class of 2006, with 22.9 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. He also is shooting 39% from 3-point range and 84% from the charity stripe.
His teammate, Pogue, is averaging 15.9 points and 10 rebounds a game while shooting 54% from the field.
Cincinnati leads North Carolina, Ohio State, and Kentucky amongst others for Pogue.
Bearcat Insider will update you on how these visits go, and continue to keep you up to date on the latest with Cincinnati basketball, and basketball recruiting.