Doral Moore to Visit Illinois, Wake Forest

Doral Moore, a 7-foot center from Montverde (FL) Academy, plans to visit Illinois and Wake Forest, but has no other plans at the moment.

The visit to Illinois is set for the weekend of Sept. 26 and the Wake Forest visit is not yet set.

“I’m not really sure right now, I still have to talk to my parents,” Moore said Tuesday by phone from Montverde, where he is getting acclimated to his new team that includes Ben Simmons, Noah Dickerson and EJ Montgomery. 

Moore recently cut his list to five schools — Kentucky, Ohio State, Florida, Wake Forest, and Illinois. To read more of this story, click here

Brandon Ingram Has Home Visits Scheduled, One Official TBD

"2014 Under Armour Elite 24"In addition to upcoming official visits to Kansas and Kentucky, Brandon Ingram has a slew of upcoming home visits scheduled.

The 6-foot-8 2015 forward from Kinston (N.C.) will host North Carolina the morning of Sept. 9, and N.C. State that evening, his father, Donald, told SNY.tv.

On Sept. 10, Kansas coach Bill Self comes in and on Sept. 11, Kentucky coach John Calipari visits.. On Sept. 12, UCLA assistant David Grace will pay a visit. (UCLA head man Steve Alford will come in later.)

Ingram recently cut his list to six schools — those five and Duke. To read more of this story, click here

Bryant Crawford Enjoys SMU; Wake Forest, Georgetown Up Next

Bryant Crawford, a 6-foot-3 point guard from Washington, D.C. Gonzaga, visited SMU this past weekend and enjoyed it.

He will trip to Wake Forest and Georgetown over the next two weekends.

“It was fun, a nice experience,” Crawford told SNY.tv of SMU.

Like many recruits, Crawford said he enjoyed spending time with Naismith Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown.

“[He said I would] just come in as a point guard [and] I would have to earn my spot,” Crawford said. ” “And I enjoy being with him. We had a nice conversation, whether he was telling stories about his former players or different games. Just sitting down and talking with him and eating dinner, he’s a nice guy, fun to be with.” To read more of this story, click here

Bencic Leads Crop of Young Women Serving Notice at Open

BencicWith her 17 Grand Slam singles titles and counting, Serena Williams continues to lord over younger female tennis players from America and around the globe.

But the time will come when the 33-year-old Williams will give way to a younger generation of players, some of whom broke through and made headlines at this year’s U.S. Open.

Belinda Bencic, a 17-year-old Swiss Miss, beat two Top-10 players before suffering a disappointing loss Tuesday in the quarterfinals to 28-year-old Chinese Peng Shuai, 6-2, 6-1

Alexsandra Krunic, a 21-year-old Serb who took out Wimbledon champ and No. 3 seed Petra Kvitova in the third round, pushed two-time Open finalist Victoria Azarenka to three sets Monday night before falling in the fourth round.

And 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was the talk of the tournament’s first week when she stunned No. 12 seed Dominika Cibulkova in the first round. Bellis ended up losing her next match and on Tuesday, as the No. 1 seed in the girls juniors, she was upset in the second round.

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Virginia Lands 2016 Iona Prep Point Guard Ty Jerome

It didn’t take Ty Jerome long to pull the trigger for Virginia.

The 6-foot-3 Iona Prep (N.Y.) point guard verbally committed on Tuesday after visiting the school this past weekend.

“The place is unreal. The campus, the facilities, the arena are unbelievable. The coaching staff and players are terrific people,” Jerome told SNY.tv after committing.

“The confidence coach [Tony] Bennett has in me and the way he spoke to me really got to me. He told me what I need to improve and exactly how I need to do it to reach another level. He also showed me exactly how I fit in the system using film and I just feel that I’m not going to find a better place. It’s the perfect fit.” To read more of this story, click here

Buffalo Extends Bobby Hurley Through 2018-19 Season

Buffalo has given coach Bobby Hurley a contract extension through the 2018-19 season, sources told SNY.tv.

The school is expected to announce the news later Tuesday morning.

In March 2013, Hurley, 43, initially signed a five-year deal through 2017-18.

In his first season as a head coach, Hurley led the Bulls to a 19-10 record, 13-5 in the Mid-American Conference.

Prior to that, Hurley spent three seasons as an assistant under his brother Dan, two at Wagner College and one at Rhode Island.

Hurley has a strong incoming freshmen class that features guards Lamonte Bearden, Mory Diane and Bobby Frasco and forward Ikenna Smart.

The elder son of Naismith Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley of Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony, Bobby led Duke to back-to-back NCAA championships in 1991 and ’92 and was the No. 7 pick in the 1993 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings.

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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

ty-jeromeBy JACK LeGWIN

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 Visits Set (UPDATED)

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 unofficials. Those are his only visits 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