Huge Visit Weekend On Tap!

It's nearly May but this weekend has the feel of college football Saturday. Why? Because there are so many prospects on campuses around the country that it looks like a fall official visit weekend. The Cardinal are included, with their highest nationally ranked official visitor since April 2002...

If you take a few minutes to survey the college basketball recruiting landscape, you'll find that this weekend is a little different than the past two. Sanctioned AAU events are on the decline and college recruiters aren't hot on the trail like they were the previous two weekends.

So, in order to occupy their time, some of America's finest basketball powerhouses invited some friends to come onto campus for official visits.

Over in Storrs, the Connecticut Huskies are hoping to get a pair of significant players on campus. Kevin Durant, soon to be the No. 2 prospect in the country, is scheduled to take his official visit to UConn along with his high school and AAU pal Tywon Lawson.

The only glitch for the Huskies is that Durant's standardized test score hasn't been posted but a Wayne Pratt who is Durant's father, said that they are working on getting the details ironed out as we speak. Two things can happen: 1) the scores gets posted in time or 2) UConn can petition the NCAA under the understanding that Durant took the test in early April and there is merely a delay in getting the results.

Regardless, Lawson is expected to take the visit irregardless of Durant. Lawson of course is the top-ranked point guard in the nation, per

While UConn tries to double-dip with a point guard and forward, the Illinois Fightin' Illini have a shooter and a face up forward in their sights.

Making his official UI campus visit this weekend is none other than Jon Scheyer, possibly America's finest wing shooter. He'll be joined by No. 50 prospect Richard Semrau, a 6-foot-8 four man.

The Main Line is one of the main hubs for action this weekend as Jay Wright's charges bring a pair of high school teammates and backcourt studs onto campus. Wayne Ellington and Gerald Henderson are visiting Villanova in tandem.

Villanova has some stiff competition for both of these young men but they've got one advantage: the kids attend high school in the same zip code as Villanova's campus!

There's confusion in Lawrence as to whether or not Louisiana wing Dwight Lewis is actually committed to the Jayhawks or not. However, one thing that is not up for debate is the fact that Lewis is scheduled to visit KU this weekend. What happens in Lawrence will determine whether or not the marriage between Lewis and Bill Self ever comes to fruition.

Georgia Tech got on the junior bandwagon as well. They brought 7-footer Josh Lomers onto campus Wednesday night for the beginning of his visit.

Brian Zoubek, one of the top centers in the country and our No. 15 overall prospect in the 2006 class, is going coast to coast this weekend. His first visit was to Duke and this weekend he's headed out West to check on the Stanford Cardinal. Zoubek, one of the top student-athletes in the country, is serious about academics and this is Stanford's chance to state its case.

And finally, down on Tobacco Road those UNC Tar Heels are at it again. Unlike the previous schools we've mentioned, North Carolina isn't bringing a youngster onto campus. Instead, they've got an elder statesman, a senior, ticketed for arrival in Chapel Hill.

Uche Echefu, one of the top unsigned players in America, visits the Heels for the weekend. He's considering Florida State, Kentucky and Maryland but its UNC's turn to try and win him over.

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