Woodson plans Big East visit
Dominic Woodson was one of the top big men at the NBA Top 100 Camp.
The physical center led the talent-laden camp in scoring (14.3) through three games and finished among the Top 10 in rebounding, while averaging 9 points per game.
Born in Louisville, Woodson lived in the Ville for 14 years. His mother, sister and older brother still call the Ville home. Those family ties likely won't factor in his college decision.
"It's not a [big factor] because I don't communicate with them [family] like that," Woodson said. "But it could be [a factor]….but not that much."
Louisville recruited Woodson while Richard Pitino was on staff, but Woodson said he hasn't had much contact since the former assistant became the coach at Florida International. Still, Woodson says he'd like to visit the Cardinals program.
"That's my home city, that's where I'm from," Woodson said. "I want to back there and visit and see how the new [arena] is and just take a good visit there."
"I like Cincinnati, they play inside out which I like," Woodson said. "I'm going to visit there pretty soon."
Zach Lavine's dream school is UCLA, which he visited recently while attending the Pangos Camp. Louisville is also a school mentioned prominently on the four-star 2013 point guard's list.
"I just visited UCLA and they are definitely my favorite right now," Lavine said. "Louisville offered me and they're a nice school. I'd like to take a visit out there."
What stands out about UCLA?
"Ever since I was a little kid I've wanted to go there, my whole family is there," Lavine said. "It's just home for me."
Lavine, from Bothell, Wa., said he's planning to make a college decision in August after the AAU season ends.
"A lot of Seattle guards go to Louisville, Peyton Siva, Terrence Williams," Lavine said. "It's a big school on the east coast and it seems like it would be fun to go there. I talk to Wyking Jones. He's real friendly and he's been to my school a couple of times."
Lindsey hasn't heard from Cards recently
Jalen Lindsey didn't release a definitive list of favorites at the NBA Top 100 Camp, but it's apparent that programs like North Carolina, Kentucky, Florida and Kansas have the upper-hand for the five-star 2014 small forward from Nashville, TN.
"At this time I no Top 5 or Top 10 list, everybody is pretty much equal," Lindsey said.
Louisville offered the 6-6 Lindsey early this spring, but he said hasn't heard much from Rick Pitino's staff since Richard Pitino left to take the Florida International job.
"I like Louisville, I like the campus and I'm a big fan of Coach Pitino," Lindsey said. "I had a relationship with Coach Pitino's son and he gave me great advice. They've been talking to my high school coach. I haven't heard from Louisville since Coach Pitino left."
Russell a 2014 priority recruit
A native of Louisville, who transferred to Montverde Academy in Florida, Russell has garnered new attention from Missouri, where former Louisville assistant Tim Fuller is a member of Frank Haith's coaching staff.
"Missouri was the first team to call me at midnight [last Friday] and that caught my eye," Russell said.
"Louisville and Indiana were the first teams to text me," Russell said. "That showed me a lot. I got texts from Coach Pitino and Coach [Kevin] Keatts. Coach Pitino said he's heard I've been playing good and Coach Keatts said to keep going at these guys heads and make a name for myself."
Russell, who said he will make an unofficial visit to Cincinnati this week, says he hasn't heard from Kentucky "at all." The Wildcats appear to be targeting Emmanuel Mudiay.
"I'm probably known for scoring, but I'm trying to fill up the stat sheet, rebound, get deflections and play defense," Russell said. "I've gotten a lot of confidence this spring and I hope to go into July and rip peoples heads off."
Final NBA Top 100 Camp Stats
Anton Gill: 11.2 points, 2.8 assists, 2 rebounds (No. 7 in scoring)
Moses Kingsley: 7.6 points, 4.2 rebounds
Jaquan Lyle: 4.8 points, 1 assist, 1.6 rebounds
Jarrell Martin: 5.2 points, 4.3 rebounds
Greg McClinton: 6.3 points, 2.3 rebounds
Kennedy Meeks: 8.3 points, 7.2 rebounds (No. 1 in rebounds)
Jordan Mickey: 7.6 points, 5.4 rebounds
Davon Reed: 2.8 points, 2.2 rebounds
D'Angelo Russell: 9.7 points, 2 assists, 2.2 rebounds
Karviar Shepherd: 4.7 points, 3.8 rebounds
Quentin Snider: 8.5 points, 2 assists, 1.2 rebounds
Noah Vonleh: 12.2 points, 6.5 rebounds (No. 4 in scoring; Top 5 in rebounds)
Kyle Washington: 7.6 points, 6.5 rebounds (Top 5 in rebounds)
Troy Williams: 13.8 points, 2 assists, 3.3 rebounds (No. 2 in scoring)
Dominic Woodson: 9.0 points, 6.4 rebounds