Sylven Landesberg: The 6-foot-4 swingman from Holy Cross High School in Flushing, New York, expects to take an official visit next week to Virginia. Landesberg also plans on taking a trip to Georgia Tech on September 15th. Sylven told me that he will try to set up visits to both St. John's and Kentucky and then make a decision.
"I like Kentucky as much as the other schools," Landesberg said. "I just need to talk to the coaches or have my father speak to them about setting up a visit."
Sylven said that his dad handles most of the visits and discusses many of the recruiting details with the coaches. "I try to focus on playing basketball and getting ready for school," he said. "Kentucky has a great program so that's why I am interested in the program. Hopefully I can set up a visit."
Landesberg plans on making a decision by late September...
Kevin Jones: The 6-foot-7 forward from Mount Vernon High School in Mount Vernon, New York, also has Kentucky on his list of schools. The difference between Jones and Landesberg is the number of schools involved. Landesberg is down to five schools whereas Kevin Jones has at least double the amount Sylven has on his list.
West Virginia will have an in home visit with Kevin and his family on September 9th. Kevin and his brother Gerard also stated that Kentucky, Kansas, Ohio State, Indiana, St. John's, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, Georgetown, Virginia, Massachusetts are just some schools being talked about for an in home visit during the month of September.
"I am open," Kevin Jones said. "I don't have a leader. I am just hoping I have a chance to talk to as many schools as possible before deciding on where I might want to take an official visit to."
Kevin played with the Westchester Hawks AAU program this past summer. He and the team were very successful playing down in Florida. The Hawks reached the semifinals of both the Super Showcase and National AAU tournament for 17 and under while playing at Disney World in late July.
"Kentucky is on my list," Jones said. "Hopefully, sometime during September, myself and my family can sit down and talk to the coaching staff. It's a great school."...
John Riek: The 7-foot-2 center from Our Savior New American in Centereach, New York, had previously listed Kentucky among many schools. Currently, Riek is a 2009 recruit. He is a tremendous defensive player who is still learning the American game of basketball. But, as demonstrated this summer, John is picking up the game rather quickly and is worth pursuing.
OSNA assistant coach Eric Jaklitsch said yesterday that Riek is so wide open that it's hard to even suggest a list of schools. But, if Riek progresses on the court and in the classroom, it's likely he will maintain his interest in a school like Kentucky.
"John doesn't have a favorite..." Jaklitsch stated. "There are so many big name schools recruiting him and trying to show they are interested. There will be a time where he will narrow his list down. Right now isn't the time..."