Recruiting Roundup: Briscoe to Trim to 3; Diamond Stone to Visit Wisconsin and UConn; Ivan Rabb to Host Carolina; Tevin Mack Nearing Decision; Atkinson to Monmouth

Briscoe Peach Jam actionIsaiah Briscoe plans to huddle with his family soon and then cut his list to three schools before making his final decision, his father told Tuesday.

“We’re just talking as a family right now and just trying to do this thing,” George Briscoe said. “There will only be three schools and then that’s going to be a wrap.

“That will be the plan, to get three and then decide.”

The 6-foot-3 Roselle (N.J.) Catholic point guard is coming off a successful visit to St. John’s and has also tripped to UConn, Kentucky, Missouri and Seton Hall. His father said they had yet to cut the list down. To read more of this story, click here

Briscoe, Diallo, Sampson Enjoy St. John’s Visit

Briscoe SJUIsaiah Briscoe, Cheick Diallo and Brandon Sampson all enjoyed their visits to St. John’s this weekend and the Johnnies are positioned well with the trio.

“I had a great visit to St. John’s,” the 6-foot-3 Briscoe told “The coaching staff and I have a good connection and they understand what I’m looking for in a college and a program. Of course, I also like that it’s close to home and I love the city.”

“The St. John’s visit went well,” a source close to the 6-foot-9 Diallo told “The kid enjoyed the moment.”

The 6-4 Sampson called the visit “good.” To read more of this story, click here

Jabari Parker Says Kentucky’s Platoon System Can Work, but Wants Duke to Win NCAA Title; Calls NCAA ‘Corrupt’ for Not Paying Athletes

JabariNEW YORK — Make no mistake, Jabari Parker wants his friend Jahlil Okafor and his former Duke teammates to win the NCAA championship this season, but the Bucks rookie thinks John Calipari’s platoon system at Kentucky will work.

Calipari has said he plans to play as many as 10-12 players 20 minutes each in order to “feed” all of his guys and help them reach the NBA.

“Some of them [at Kentucky] will want to play more because they were All-Americans in high school, the best players on their team, so obviously they’re going to [want to] play more but I think it’s going to work,” Parker said Monday at shootaround before the Bucks played the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

“It worked out for them last year with all that talent.” To read more of this story, click here

Malik Newman Calls Kentucky Trip ‘Crazy,’ Can Envision Playing With Other Recruits

Malik NewmanBy JACK LeGWIN

The Big Blue Madness experience at Kentucky is like nothing else, and it impressed one of the best in the nation, Malik Newman.

“It was great,” the 6-foot-4 Newman told Sunday evening. “I had a really great time up there.”

Ranked No. 3 in the nation in the Class of 2015 by 247 Sports, Newman said that the fans made the visit special.

“It was really great because I didn’t realize how much Kentucky loved basketball,” Newman said. “It was good because I could go and see it for myself.” To read more of this story, click here

Keith Stone to Florida

Florida picked up its fourth commitment in the Class of 2015 Monday night when Keith Stone pledged to the Gators.

Stone is a 6-foot-7 three-star small forward from Deerfield Beach (FL) Zion Lutheran High who visited Florida this past weekend.

He also considered VCU, Alabama, Virginia Tech and South Carolina.

“Thank you to all the coaches that have recruited me but I will be attending the University of Florida. #Gator Nation,” Stone said on Twitter.

He joins shooting guard KeVaughn Allen, power forward Noah Dickerson and power forward Kevarrius Hayes in Billy Donovan’s 2015 haul.

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Kyle Guy Commits to Virginia

4_1183921By JACK LeGWIN

Virginia has added a four-star guard to their class of 2016 in Kyle Guy.

“Proud to say I’m committing to the University of Virginia!! Blessed for the opportunities Coach Bennett has given me ,” Guy tweeted.

Ranked No.50 in the class of 2016 by 247 Sports, Guy is the second commit for the Cavaliers in the class of 2016, Ty Jerome being the first.

Guy chose Virginia over Butler, Cal, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, NC State, Northwestern, Ole’ Miss and Purdue.

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Jalen Poyser Enjoys UNLV Trip, Weighing Options

PoyserJalen Poyser, a 6-foot-4 point guard from Canada’s Athlete Institute and CIA Bounce, enjoyed his weekend official visit to UNLV and will hold off on any more visits for now.

UNLV assistant Todd Simon coached Poyser at Findlay Prep before the floor general returned home to Canada to Athlete Institute.

“Jalen Poyser’s official visit to UNLV this past weekend was very good,” Mark Poyser, the player’s father, told “Coach [Dave] Rice, Coach Simon and the staff were very welcoming and made us feel at home. Jalen is a need and a priority for their program and it’s clear how his skillset fits in. Coach’s vision for the future is exciting. Their academics are on par with what we want.”

Poyser has also taken an official to Rhode Island and an unofficial to St. Bonaventure. To read more of this story, click here