Kobie Eubanks to Baylor

 

Kobie Eubanks, the top uncommitted 2014 shooting guard out of Our Savior New American, verbally committed to Baylor on Tuesday, he confirmed to SNY.tv.

He Tweeted: “I AM A BAYLOR BEAR NOW #SICK‘EM #LETS GO #BIG12

The 6-foot-5 Eubanks recently visited Baylor. He also considered Pitt, Minnesota, Missouri and Wichita State.

“Kobie Eubanks is as good of 3-point shooter,” longtime New York recruiting expert Tom Konchalski said. “He has a picture-perfect stroke and shooting remains basketball’s EZ Pass. He can really shoot the ball

“His level of athleticism has really spiked. He’s attacking the basket. He’s gotta get a little bit better with the ball but he’s certainly a high-major player. The fact that he’s both a perimeter scoring threat and he can get to the basket now makes him doubly effective.”

Eubanks is Baylor’s fourth pledge in 2014, joining 6-8 Texas power forward Terry Maston, 6-4 Texas shooting guard Damiyne Durham and 5-11 JUCO point guard Lester Mudford.

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Jones, Okafor Visit Baylor, Next Joint Visit is Kansas

Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor took their first joint official visit together to Baylor this weekend.

“Thank u to Baylor and Waco for a great weekend and official visit. Headed back home shortly,” the 6-foot-1 Jones Tweeted Sunday.

The 6-10 Okafor Tweeted.: “Wheels up to Chicago. Bye Waco and all of Baylor. Can’t thank you enough for all the love and a great weekend!” To read more of this story, click here

With Standout College Career Behind Him, Jackson Prepares For NBA Jump

By JOSH NEWMAN
Special to ZAGSBLOG

Pierre JacksonEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Within a group of recognizable point guards who attended the Nets Draft Combine on Wednesday and Thursday, Baylor’s Pierre Jackson does not have the biggest name, but he most definitely has the biggest individual resume.

The 2011 NJCAA Division I Player of the Year as a sophomore at perennial JuCo power College of Southern Idaho, Jackson had a highly-productive two years in Waco. He scored 1,235 points, dished out 478 assists, was a two-time Bob Cousy Award finalist, a two-time All-Big 12 first team pick and an Associated Press All-American honorable mention as a junior. To read more of this story, click here

L.J. Rose Following Deuce Bello Out the Door at Baylor

L.J. Rose is the second Baylor guard in two days to announce his transfer.

“Just wanted to thank BAYLOR NATION for a great year! Thanks to everyone who supported not only our team but me personally. Great experience that I will never forget,” he Tweeted.

Rose follows fellow guard Deuce Bello out the door. Bello said on Monday he was leaving.

A 6-foot-4 freshman from Houston Westbury Christian, Rose averaged 0.9 points and 1.2 assists in 33 games.

Rose initially considered Georgetown, Memphis and Arizona, ESPN.com reported.

Former UCLA commit Allerick Freeman is expected to have a strong shot to start at point guard for Baylor.

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Allerik Freeman to Baylor

Former UCLA pledge Allerik Freeman is headed to Baylor.

“I love the playing style and have a great relationship with them and can step right in and play point guard,” Freeman told SNY.tv.

The 6-foot-4 guard out of Findlay Prep had been the best available player in the Class of 2013 outside of Andrew Wiggins.

He said he also considered Pitt, Marquette, Miami, Minnesota and Xavier, and took officials to Minnesota and Xavier.

Freeman initially pledged to former UCLA coach Ben Howland, who has since been fired and replaced by Steve Alford.

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Dominic Woodson to Baylor; Moreira to SMU

Dominic Woodson, a 6-foot-10 center from Huntington (W.V.) Prep, has committed to Baylor.

“It’s close to home, a great academic school and has a great coaching staff,” Woodson, a Louisville native, told SNY.tv by text. “And they have a chance to win a championship.”

Woodson had initially cut his list to Baylor and N.C. State, but the Wolfpack were no longer involved.

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Dominic Woodson Visits Baylor, Oklahoma Up Next

Dominic Woodson, the Rivals No. 2 center in the Class of 2013, enjoyed his weekend visit to Baylor and heads to Oklahoma next weekend.

“It went well,” Kevin Robinson, Woodson’s AAU coach, told SNY.tv. “I like the staff and the team looks pretty deep this year. Next year they will have a need for bigs but will have really good guards already in place.

“If he chooses there it would be a great place to continue his education and basketball career.”

The 6-foot-10 1/2, 295-pound Woodson was coming off a visit to N.C. State last weekend that also went well.

He is expected to choose between N.C. State, Baylor and Oklahoma, which he visits next weekend, as does 2013 power forward Julius Randle, who was at Texas this weekend.

Woodson previously told SNY.tv he hopes to decide in November.

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Ish Wainright to Baylor

Ish Wainright, a 6-foot-6 wing from Montrose Christian, verbally committed to Baylor Thursday night after visiting last weekend.

The new was first reported by Alex Kline and confirmed to SNY.tv by Montrose Christian.

A onetime Missouri commit, Wainright had previously visited Ohio State and was to have visited Texas this weekend and St. John’s next.

“Ishmail is probably the most highly-recruited player we’ve had since Kevin Durant,” Montrose coach Stu Vetter told DMVElite.com. “He has offers from all over the country – some of the biggest names in basketball – and deservedly so; he’s one of the best players in the country. He’s a facilitator and makes everybody else around him better, and he’s going to be an outstanding player for us.“ To read more of this story, click here

Reports: Baylor, Tennessee Tried to Get Ohio's Cooper to Transfer

Ohio junior guard D.J. Cooper says that Baylor and Tennessee both contacted him after his freshman season in order to persuade him to transfer, according to reports in The New York Times and CBSSports.com.

It is a violation of NCAA rules to recruit a player before he is released from his current program, yet that’s exactly what Cooper said happened after his freshman season, when he was named MAC Freshman of the Year and led Ohio to their first NCAA Tournament victory in 27 years.

“That [Tennessee and Baylor] was about it,” D.J. Cooper told Brett McMurphy of CBSSports.com following Ohio’s 62-56 victory over South Florida Sunday in Nashville.

Donell Cooper, D.J.’s father, also told CBSSports.com that former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl “tried the hardest” to get his son to transfer. To read more of this story, click here