Dominique Pointer has taken two of his three official visits and plans to make a decision after the third.
Pointer, a 6-foot-5 1/2, 205 pound wing originally from Detroit, is now at Winston-Salem (N.C.) Quality Education Academy. He is the No. 21 small forward in the Class of 2011.
He visited West Virginia this past weekend.
“I had a good time,” he said. “I liked the coaches and the players. It was real cool.” To read more of this story, click here
Dominique Pointer, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound small forward from Detroit, is down to three schools.
His father, Tony Nolan, said Wednesday by phone Pointer is considering St. John’s, West Virginia and Michigan.
“Yes, we are,” he said.
Pointer, who plays for Winston Salem (N.C.) Quality Education Academy, will visit St. John’s Sept. 17, West Virginia Sept. 24 and Michigan Oct. 15.
“He’s still deciding over the top three,” his father said.
Pointer is the No. 21 small forward in the Class of 2011 and the No. 81 overall player.
“He plays the one, two and three,” Nolan said.
The news was first reported by GoBlueWolverine.
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By ALEX KLINE
What is the significance of June 15th to coaches, players and the class of 2012 as a whole?
It was the first day when the NCAA permits college coaches to officially recruit prospects. On this day, college coaches can make their first contact with members of the class of 2012 for the first time whether it’s to talk with them or even offer them. A number of top prospects in the class of 2012 and even one big name in the class of 2013 picked up offers Tuesday.
*North Carolina coach Roy Williams and company stayed up late to offer two of the best in the class of 2012. 6-foot-5 Shabazz Muhammad (pictured) and 6-foot-5 J.P. Tokoto were both offered by the Tar Heels.
*6-foot-10 Daniel Ochefu ’12 picked up his sixth offer, from Georgetown. Despite not visiting the campus yet, Ochefu previously stated to ZAGSBLOG contributor Alex Kline that he “likes Georgetown and Kentucky a lot,” but was not sure if they would offer this summer. The rising junior, who just had a big weekend at the Nike Hoop Jamboree in St. Louis, plans to “make a list of schools in two weeks.” To read more of this story, click here
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?
Check out these photos courtesy of http://www.crazie-talk.com.
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