Aug 31, 2012 11:15 PM EDT
Aaron Gordon, an athletic 6-foot-7 wing who was California’s player of the year as a junior, has set an in-home visit with Arizona for Sept. 10.
Gordon likely won’t decide until spring, after the college basketball season.
“He kind of wants to get a better feel for most of the coaches and see how they do this season,” Gordon’s high school coach Ted Kennedy said. “As he gets to know them, he wants to see how they play on the court.”
Gordon is also considering Kansas, Kentucky, Washington, Oregon and Cal.
Aug 31, 2012 11:12 PM EDT
Trey Lyles took an official visit to Butler on Friday.
The 6-foot-9 small forward, ranked as a top-10 player in the class of 2013, is likely to visit Michigan State, Illinois, Louisville and Ohio State in the near future.
“It’s a new thing for him to be highly recruited like this, so I want him to learn as much as he can and listen to what is said and what is not said,” Lyles’ father, Tom Lyles said. “So that’s what these visits will be about.”
Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State , Florida, Texas and UCLA could receive visits as well.
Aug 31, 2012 11:08 PM EDT
Larry Greer, a former assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers, has accepted an offer to join Herb Sendek’s staff at Arizona State.
Greer spent four seasons as the Blazers' advanced scout before Nate McMillan promoted him to assistant last offseason.
Eric Musselman is expected to join Sendek’s staff early next week, according to a report.
Musselman last season coached the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA's developmental league.
Aug 31, 2012 8:59 PM EDT
Julius Randle will have nine in-home visits over a two-week period beginning on September 9th.
Both N.C. State and Kentucky will visit Randle on the first day. North Carolina, Duke and Kansas will visit on September 10th, 11th and 12th respectively. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and Florida will visit one week later.
“We want to give everyone a fair chance because these are the final schools that made his top 10,” Randle's mother Carolyn Kyles said. “We want to give all of them a fair chance to present their school, what they have to offer, what they have to offer Julius as far as helping him improve his skills and get him to the next level on the court and off the court, who is the best coach for him to get him there and continue to instill the values that I have all these years off the court.
Aug 31, 2012 10:58 AM EDT
Anthony Barber will make an official recruiting visit to Kansas this weekend
Barber, a 6-foot-2, 165-pound guard, has a final list of Kansas, Alabama, Louisville and North Carolina State.
Aug 31, 2012 10:57 AM EDT
Deshaun Thomas changed his mind five times over entering the NBA draft last spring before deciding to return for his junior season at Ohio State.
Thomas was a projected as a borderline first round pick.
“I just sat back one day and realized, ‘I’m going to stay and get better, and I think I can (go) higher (next) year,” he said. “I think I made a great decision.”
Thomas participated in two camps this summer that were scouted by NBA talent evaluators.
“They said my body was great, and they liked that I could score in different ways,” said Thomas, who said he is down to 214 pounds with 7.1 percent body fat. That’s at least 10 pounds lighter than his first two seasons. “I can move better,” he said.
Aug 31, 2012 10:55 AM EDT
Arizona State coach Herb Sendek would like to add at least one assistant with NBA ties, according to sources with knowledge of Sendek's plans.
Sources confirmed that Eric Musselman is a candidate to join Sendek's staff.
Aug 31, 2012 10:54 AM EDT
Jabari Parker made an unofficial visit on Thursday to Brigham Young, according to multiple sources.
Parker named BYU as one of 10 college programs he is considering with a year to go before he graduates from high school.
Parker’s list includes, in no particular order: BYU, DePaul, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina and Stanford.
Aug 31, 2012 1:04 AM EDT
Denzel Watts announced his verbal commitment to Alabama-Birmingham.
“Growing up as a kid, I was always told that hard work is going to pay off,” Watts said. “As a kid you don’t listen but it has all paid off for me, so I just want to thank God for that. God has blessed me with 14 Division I offers and I narrowed it down to three schools.”
Watts chose the Blazers over Florida State and USC, his other two finalists.
“It’s not all about how everyone hypes it up for you to go to the biggest school that you can,” Watts said. “You have to go where you fit in the most and where you feel the most comfortable and I felt the most comfortable at UAB.”
Aug 31, 2012 12:57 AM EDT
Syracuse extended a scholarship offer to Tyus Battle, a 6-4 guard who is regarded as one of the top incoming freshmen in the nation.
The 14-year-old Battle has offers from Rutgers, Miami and Rhode Island.
Isiah Thomas is enrolled in graduate school at the University of California at Berkely.
Milton Doyle attended Chicago’s Marshall High.
Missouri received a verbal commitment from 2013 recruit Wes Clark.
Dwayne Morgan is a top-20 recruit in the class of 2014.
Aug 30, 2012 | Andy Katz/ESPN
Eric Musselman is currently coach of the D-League Los Angeles D-Fenders.
Rondae Jefferson is a top-20 prospect in the class of 2013.
Bill Self is hoping for consistent production out of the point guard position.
Cezar Guerrero started six games for Oklahoma State last season.
Dez Wells will also visit Memphis and Maryland with a decision likely coming on Monday.
Jalen Hayes is the second member of Oakland’s 2013 recruiting class.
Aug 29, 2012 | Boston Globe
Indiana State will erect a 15-foot bronze statue in honor of Larry Bird.
Bob Gibbons has been evaluating high school players since the late 1970s.
Virginia will host top recruiting targets Austin Nichols and London Perrantes over the next two weekends.
James Young is a top-10 prospect in the class of 2013.
Allonzo Trier is considered one of the top 50 players in the country for the class of 2015.
Chris McCullough is a top-20 recruit in the class of 2013.
Mike Krzyzewski encouraged Shane Battier to sign with the Heat last summer.
Aug 28, 2012 | Fox Sports West
Travis Wear had 26 points to lead UCLA, while Kyle Anderson had 21 points and 11 rebounds.
Temple landed its second recruit from the 2013 class.
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