Maryland Visit ‘Awesome’ for Ahmad, West Virginia Up Next

Esa Ahmad’s official visit to Maryland this past weekend was “awesome” and he will tentatively visit West Virginia this coming weekend, his father told SNY.tv.

The 6-foot-7 power forward from Cleveland (OH) Shaker Height recently cut his list to Ohio State, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Maryland and Oregon.

“[Maryland] was awesome,” Ibby Ahmad told SNY.tv. “We were treated like royalty. They have a good vision for Esa and a super team with excellent pieces coming in.”

West Virginia hosts Towson Saturday in football and Esa would be there for that game if he takes his visit this weekend.

“I want to make sure I pick the right school for me, the right fit and coming in to have an impact as a freshman,” Ahmad recently told SNY.tv.

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Ty Jerome Talks George Washington, UVA Visits

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Iona Prep (N.Y.) point guard Ty Jerome recently took visits to GW and UVA, and he says that he liked both schools immensely.

“I really enjoyed both of my visits,” Jerome told SNY.tv. “They are two completely different schools, but I enjoyed both of them. Virginia is in more of a college town, and the campus is beautiful. GW is more in the city.” To read more of this story, click here

Carlton Bragg Cuts to 5, Has 2 Officials Set

Carlton Bragg is down to five schools.

The 6-foot-8 Cleveland (OH) Villa-Angela St. Joseph power forward is down to Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Arizona and UCLA.

As previously reported, he will visit Kansas Oct. 10 and Kentucky Oct. 17 on officials. Those are his only officials at the moment.

Bragg also has a home visit with Kansas Sept. 11 and one with UCLA Sept. 27, his mentor Michael Graves told SNY.tv. To read more of this story, click here

The Next Generation of Point Guards: Brown, Coleman and Duval Making the Jump

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The next generation of point guards arrived this summer with Troy Brown, Trevon Duval and Matt Coleman leading the charge, each earning multiple offers from high-major programs.

Brown, a rising sophomore at Centennial (Nev.), ranked No. 2 in the class of 2017 is the highest ranked of the trio thanks to his length and ability to read defenses at the current height of 6-foot-6. It also earned him offers from Duke, UCLA, Arizona, Kansas and UNLV. To read more of this story, click here

Glynn Watson to Nebraska

Glynn Watson, a 5-foot-11 point guard out of Westchester (IL) St. Joseph, committed to Nebraska Sunday.

“I have committed to play at University Of Nebraska,” he Tweeted.

Watson, who has drawn comparisons to T.J. Ford, is ranked No. 67 in the Class of 2015 by Rivals. He chose Nebraska over Purdue, Creighton and others.

Nebraska contacted Watson throughout the recruiting process, making a strategic offer in late April. After an improbable run to the 2014 NCAA Tournament, coach Tim Miles helped legitimize the program by landing Watson. To read more of this story, click here

Brandon Ingram Cuts to 6

Brandon Ingram has cut his list to six schools — three traditional out-of-state powerhouses and three schools in the state of North Carolina.

The 6-foot-8 2015 forward from Kinston (N.C.) Tweeted that he’s down to North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA and N.C. State.

He recently visited UCLA, Duke and North Carolina, and told SNY.tv in the above video he plans to visit Kansas (Oct. 10) and Kentucky (Oct. 17) for their respective Midnight Madness events.

“I know [in] October I’ll be at Kansas [for] ‘Late Night in the Phog,’” Ingram said. “I know I’ll get out to Kentucky.”

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Admiral Schofield to Tennessee

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Admiral Schofield has committed to Tennessee.

The 6-foot-5, 210 pound class of 2015 shooting guard from Zion-Benton (Ill.) pledged to the Vols Sunday.

“I have committed to play basketball at the University of Tennessee #GoVols #RockyTop,” Schofield tweeted.  To read more of this story, click here

Malik Newman in No Rush to Make a Decision

Malik NewmanMalik Newman, the top point guard in the Class of 2015, is in no rush to make a college decision.

“Just knowing Malik, from now until the time the season is over, [college coaches are] really just going to be wasting their time,” David Sanders, Newman’s coach at Jackson (MS) Calloway, told Ben Roberts of the Herald Leader. “Because he’s not going to think about recruiting. He’ll listen to what they have to say and enjoy his visits, but as far as making his decision — he is not thinking about it. That’s the farthest thing from his mind right now.”

One source close to the recruitment said they expect Newman’s decision to come down to Kansas, Kentucky, UConn and N.C. State, but Mississippi State is also expected to be in the mix.

The 6-foot-4 Newman, who recently played in the Under Armour Elite 24 game and won a gold medal with the USA U17 team at the World Championship in Dubai, will host in-home visits next month and has already hosted UConn coach Kevin Ollie. To read more of this story, click here

Jaylen Brown to Visit Kansas, Kentucky

Jaylen Brown, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2015 according to Scout.com, will take official visits to Kansas Oct. 10 for “Late Night in the Phog” and to Kentucky Oct. 17 for “Big Blue Madness,” Desmond Eastmond of the Worldwide Renegades told SNY.tv.

“The only two visits he has set are Kansas and Kentucky,” Eastmond said.

The 6-foot-6 Marietta (GA) Wheeler small forward is also considering UCLA, which he visited recently, and Georgia and Georgia Tech, which he has visited multiple times, among others.

As for Kansas, Brown recently told Scout.com that he wants to learn more about head coach Bill Self, with assistant Norm Roberts also a strong presence. To read more of this story, click here