Nov 30, 2012 8:14 PM EST
Karl Towns Jr. will announce his college choice on Tuesday at St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, N.J.
Towns is expected to pick Kentucky in part because of his close relationship with John Calipari.
The 6-foot-10 Towns spent this past summer playing for Calipari on the Dominican national team.
Nov 30, 2012 8:09 PM EST
Jabari Parker will attend college rather than go on a Mormon mission after he graduates from high school next year.
"I know for a fact that I'm going to college my first year," Parker announced on Friday.
Parker would like to make his college decision by January or February at the latest.
"If I want to make my announcement in the winter, I'm probably behind schedule," Parker said. "I probably will need to be doing a little more work. I'm getting lazy. … My decision, it's going to come kind of easy because I have a lot of people in my circle just telling me different things."
Nov 29, 2012 8:08 PM EST
Jabari Parker received recruiting advice from Derrick Rose.
Rose advised Parker, Illinois’ reigning Mr. Basketball, to consider comfort level when choosing a college.
“Usually when I talk to him it's brief,” Parker said of his conversations with Rose. “He gives me a little advice as far as college, choosing who's going to be there for you…someone who’s going to help you not only for basketball, but help you in school and give you dreams to strive for.”
When asked to identify factors that will influence his decision, Parker said: "Relationship with the coach, relationship with the team and the style of play. Also, how will [the team] be the following year as far as [whether] the coach is going to stay or not."
Parker is considering Michigan State, Stanford, BYU, Duke and Florida.
Nov 26, 2012 3:31 PM EST
Julius Randle will miss three months with a fractured right foot.
Randle is a consensus top-five player in the class of 2013.
“It’s a minor setback, but Julius is a fighter,” his mother Carolyn Kyles said. “We’ve already begun to set up rehabilitation for him and he’s a naturally a little down now, but he’ll be back before you know it. We’re just staying positive about everything. We know he’ll come back stronger than ever.”
Randle will decide between Kentucky, N.C. State, Florida, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma and could “potentially” return toward the end of the season.
Nov 26, 2012 12:58 PM EST
Andrew Wiggins' decision to reclassify from 2014 to 2013 will mean he has less time to make his college choice.
“From any indication Andrew has given us, he’s going to take one (official visit) to Florida State, North Carolina, Kentucky and Kansas,” Huntington head coach Rob Fulford said. “Those are the four right now that he’s kind of made a point to say that’s where he wants to visit. Whether that happens or not, and when, who knows?”
Huntington frequently plays out of state in their schedule.
“He wants to start trying to get visits plugged in when he can, but our schedule is brutal,” Fulford says. “We just don’t have many weekends open. I think he’s going to try and do one to Florida State in early December and he’s going to plug in others.”
Nov 22, 2012 12:26 PM EST
Tulsa has signed Stevie Repichowski, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of Lansing, Mich., to a letter of intent.
"Stevie is a talented wing with good size," Golden Hurricanes coach Danny Manning said. "He has sneaky athleticism and is a very good shooter. Coach (Joel) Hannagan's teams at Kingdom Prep are well-coached, they play the game the right way, and they are very team-oriented.
Stevie is a good young man, and he will be a very good addition to our program."
Repichowski is coming off a junior season when he averaged 18 points per game and was a Michigan Class B All-State selection.
Nov 22, 2012 12:22 PM EST
Stephen Clark will announce his college decision at 2 p.m. on Nov. 30, according to a report.
Clark, a 5-foot-10 guard, reportedly favors Baylor and Oklahoma State, with UCLA and Missouri also in the mix.
Nov 16, 2012 11:10 AM EST
Andrew Wiggins is not expected to make his college selection until after the high school season.
Wiggins plans on taking visits in the spring and signing once those visits are completed.
Schools on his list include, in no particular order, Florida State, Kentucky, North Carolina, Kansas, Ohio State and Syracuse.
Nov 15, 2012 8:25 PM EST
Karl Towns Jr. is academically in position to reclassify to the 2014 class.
Towns stars at St. Joseph High School in Metuchen, N.J.
“He is so gifted, he has like a 4.2 GPA and he has all accelerated courses,” St. Joseph athletic director Jerry Smith said.
A 6-foot-11 sharp-shooting forward, Towns is considered the top overall player in his 2015 class.
“He is so bright that there is no reason for him to just waste his time (in high school),” Smith said, “but we are a high academic institution. We are a college prep school and he will probably enter one of those programs in his junior year.”
Nov 14, 2012 12:58 PM EST
Solomon Hill, senior forward for Arizona, can foresee high profile recruits who end up under prolonged NCAA investigations to hire an agent and trainer in preparation for the NBA Draft.
This path would be somewhat similar to Brandon Jennings' decision to play one year professionally in Italy.
"If you don't want to be investigated, just don't go to college," said Hill. "If you take money early, make the decision that you're not going to attend college and you're going to seek training. There's nothing bad with that decision."
Muhammad is expected top be a top-3 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft regardless of whether he plays his freshman season at UCLA.
Nerlens Noel, another expected top pick of 2013, was also the subject of an extended NCAA investigation.
"Why take classes? Go get a trainer," siad Hill. "You're going to be a top-five pick. Do what you love to do … I'm pretty sure there are a lot of guys out there that went to a program and took some type of benefits. You're telling him that he has to go to college and now you're going to sit him down because he did something? He is going to be a millionaire."
Jordan Bell is considered one of the better defensive players in the 2013 class.
Nov 14, 2012 | CBS Sports
Jabari Parker's commitment could come in December following visits to BYU and Stanford.
Austin Colbert, a 6-9 power forward, also considered Miami, Seton Hall and Villanova.
Noah Vonleh, a 6-foot-8 forward, is a top-10 prospect in the class.
Stephen Clark is a top-100 player in the 2013 class.
Greg Sequele chose DePaul over Kansas State and USC.
Aaron Gordon is a top-10 prospect in the 2013 class.
Schuyler Rimmer initially committed to Florida in August.
Jabari Parker may not be ready for Simeon Academy’s season opener on Dec. 1.
Dominic Woodson is a top-40 player in the class of 2013.
FAU picked up its second commitment from the class of 2013.
Jarrell Martin is a consensus top-20 player in the class of 2013.
Trey Burke was suspended for a violation of team standards.
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