Michael Gilchrist, the No. 1 junior in the nation and arguably the top high school prospect overall, says he is considering six colleges.
The 6-foot-7 Gilchrist of Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick lists Oregon, Villanova, Texas, Kentucky, Michigan and Georgia Tech, according to Alex Schwartz of the NBE Basketball Report.
“I like Villanova a lot,” Gilchrist said.
A native of Somerdale, N.J. , Gilchrist has been to Villanova several times and was at the Wachovia Center Monday night when UConn upset the No. 3 Wildcats, 84-75, on ESPN’s “Big Monday.”
Former St. Patrick star Corey Fisher, a Bronx, N.Y. native, is currently a junior on Jay Wright’s team. To read more of this story, click here
Kyrie Irving and Tobias Harris have been remarkably consistent throughout their recruiting processes.
Both high school seniors have insisted they will take all of their college visits before deciding.
Duke still looks like the leader for Irving, and Syracuse would appear to lead for Harris.
But both plan on finishing their visits despite having a great time at Kentucky’s “Big Blue Madness.”
“Yes, I plan to,” Irving said by text Saturday night after returning from Kentucky. “All the places that are on my list I can see myself playing at.” To read more of this story, click here
Michael Gilchrist, the consensus No. 1 player in the Class of 2011, is making an unofficial visit to Villanova this weekend.
The 6-foot-7 Somerdale, N.J., native, who plays for Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick, also visited Villanova’s campus last year.
“What we are hoping to get out of this visit is more of the academic side,” Cindy Richardson, Gilchrist’s mother, told Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer earlier this week. “We already know what Michael is going to do for that program. . . . So we want to know what Villanova is going to do for Michael.
“We are going to find out how they are going to support Michael from a basketball standpoint and academic standpoint.” To read more of this story, click here
I checked in this morning with Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick coach Kevin Boyle and he provided the latest news on his star players, Kyrie Irving and Michael Gilchrist.
The 6-foot-2 Irving loved his visit to Duke this past weekend but still plans to take his next scheduled official visit to Texas A&M Oct. 9. After that, Irving is slated to visit Kentucky, Georgia Tech and Seton Hall.
“He’s going to Texas A&M Oct. 9 for sure. After that we’ll take it one-by-one,” Boyle said.
Multiple reports surfaced that Irving is close to committing to Duke and although that may well happen, he apparently hasn’t done so yet. To read more of this story, click here
Word out of the Kyrie Irving visit to Duke is that both sides feel very good about things but no commitment was made.
“Duke official was great! I enjoyed every single second…everything there fits me and is right for me…you never know what will happen,” Irving said on his Twitter feed.
Think the Cameron Crazies want Irving to pick their school?
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Irving saw Duke beat N.C. Central 49-14 in football and watched as last year’s basketball team was honored for winning the 2009 ACC title. To read more of this story, click here
Cameron Wright, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound combo guard from Cleveland (OH) Benedictine who initially committed to Ohio State, committed to Pittsburgh on Sunday night after visiting the school Saturday.
“Yes, I did about an hour ago,” Wright said by phone.
Wright chose Pitt over an impressive slate of schools including Indiana, UCLA, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech and Cleveland State. Florida and West Virginia also showed interest.
“Pitt was constant,” Wright said. “Their system fits my style perfectly. I’m a-pass first team player. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to win.” To read more of this story, click here
One of the hottest names on the AAU circuit this summer is J.J. Moore, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound senior wing from Brentwood, N.Y. who will play at South Kent (Conn.) this fall.
Virtually every Big East assistant I spoke with had interest in Moore.
Now he is in the process of planning his visits.
“This week we’re going to set up a schedule to start planning visits,” said Hunt Bresky, Moore’s mentor. “Nothing has been scheduled, although we’re hoping that by the end of August we’ll do a few unofficial visits.”
Bresky said the list looks like this right now: UConn, Pittsburgh, Louisville, St. John’s, Providence, Marquette, Rutgers, Florida and Oklahoma. Seton Hall was “just getting in on it.” To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK – If there’s one thing we’ve learned through the first two weeks of this college basketball season, it’s that anything can happen in November.
Michigan beat No. 4 UCLA on Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Seton Hall upset No. 19 USC in Puerto Rico that same night. And last week, VMI beat Kentucky at Kentucky.
But order was restored — at least somewhat — on Friday when No. 10 Duke avoided another upset bid by the Wolverines in a 71-56 victory in the championship of the 2K Sports Classic to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer at the Garden.
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NEW YORK — Mike Krzyzewski pulled one win closer to his mentor Bob Knight on the all-time victory list in men’s college basketball Thursday night.
But it wasn’t easy until the second half.
That’s when Duke outscored Southern Illinois 54-35 to cruise to an 83-58 victory in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic to benefit Coaches vs. Cancer at Madison Square Garden. Duke will face Michigan for the championship Friday night at 7, with UCLA meeting Southern Illinois in the consolation game at 5.
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Michigan upset No. 4 UCLA in the late game. Read about it here.