Brandan Wright lists Duke, North Carolina and Kentucky as his top three schools. Coach K was in the house Thursday checking on him. Bruce Pearl repped Tennessee on Wednesday and would love to crack onto his list but thats going to be tough. Wake Forest, Kansas and Georgia Tech are the second tier schools right now. An interesting side note was that Wright believed UT was not going to be able to keep Tyler Smith signed up for next year.
Brian Carlwell said that Illinois, Florida State, Valparaiso, Michigan State, Arizona and Purdue were showing interest. They should as hes already posted a qualifying ACT score. Scout.coms No. 11 junior Curtis Kelly was visited by the head coaches of St. Johns and Georgia Tech this week.
BWSL sophomore Chris Wright has a top three of Duke, Maryland and N.C. State. He feels like the Pack and Terps have laid out an offer for him but understands hes just a sophomore and its early in the process. Plus, after an April 22nd weekend tournament hell make an unofficial visit to Texas.
Duke Crews, a power forward, said Virginia Tech and Xavier came to see him this week. Add in Georgetown and Georgia Tech and youve got a nice early list for one of Fridays top performers. Could Scott Reynolds pull the trigger next week? He alluded to it then backed off saying hed commit when the time was right. Reynolds kept with his mantra that Oklahoma leads and the Sooners were up for a visit this week. N.C. State, according to Reynolds, was set to come but could not make it in and Connecticut did a visit late in the week.
Lasers forward Xavier Keeling likes Auburn, Alabama and Kansas. He says Tennessee, Alabama and Auburn have offered and is also hearing from Georgia Tech, Miami, Georgia and N.C. State. Darrin Govens has St. Joes, Illinois, Florida State and Wake Forest interested in his game.
We heard some scuttlebutt about the NBA 20-year old rule Friday night. Apparently the two sides are further apart than some think on the issues and word is that getting a 20-year old age limit passed seems unlikely.
Derrick Rose was on Ferraris roster but it appears that hes no longer running with the squad. NJ All-Stars were without Jeff Robinson who is injured and Brian Zoubek didnt make the trip after having surgery Friday to clean out some scar tissue in his elbow.
Heres one for you. The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Bishop OConnell senior forward David Neal committed to Maryland Thursday night.
Xavier Keeling and Curtis Kelly, a pair of forwards, were among the best passers we watched all day long. Speaking of Kelly, he shoots the ball from the back of his palm and loses a little control of it sometimes. Hes a minor adjustment away from an even higher FG percentage. Howard Crawford of the Lasers is a power forward worth monitoring throughout the spring. His brother hooped at Alabama.
Lewis Witcher of BWSL is one of many power forwards that has HM potential that gets rotated in and out of the lineup. One BWSL big we wanted to see was Karolis Petrukonis but he didnt get off the Boo bench in the first game. Eric Hayes, the BWSL point man, handled the ball well and made excellent decisions.
Darian McKinstry of Ferrari was the best defensive guard we
watched all day long.
Hillary Haley of the D.C. Blue Devils got his running and
slashing game going in the nightcap.