Sam Cassell Jr. Is 'Blowing Up'

UConn assistants Kevin Ollie and Glen Miller will watch uncommitted 2012 shooting guard Sam Cassell Jr. today at the National Prep Invitational in Rhode Island, according to Notre Dame Prep head coach Ryan Hurd.

The 6-foot-2 Cassell Jr. went for 40 points last Friday against Winchendon and is now hearing from UConn, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, USF, UCF, Washington, Maryland and Seton Hall, Hurd and Cassell Jr. said.

“I think I can bring energy to a team along with some scoring,” Cassell Jr. told To read more of this story, click here

After Early Trash-Talking, Kilpatrick Keying Cincy's Run

Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin redshirted Sean Kilpatrick two years ago because he would’ve been playing behind veteran guard Deonta Vaughn and one-and-done phenom Lance Stephenson.

Once Vaughn and Stephenson departed, it opened the doors for Kilpatrick to step into a major role with the Bearcats.

Now a sophomore, the 6-foot-4 wing is a major reason why Cincinnati (15-4 overall, 5-1 in the Big East) is off to its best start in conference play since joining the league in 2005.

He drained a game-winning 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left Wednesday to lead Cincinnati to a 70-67 over No. 13 UConn at Gampel Pavilion. To read more of this story, click here

Notre Dame Prep to Add 7-footer Steven Adams

Steven Adams will be eligible for the 2012 NBA Draft.

But the 7-footer will spend next year at Notre Dame Prep after graduating from Scots College in New Zealand before heading to Pittsburgh for the 2012-13 season.

“He’s coming to our school,” Notre Dame Prep coach Ryan Hurd told by phone. “We’re excited to have him here next year.”

Hurd hasn’t seen Adams play in person, but he’s watched enough on tape to know that he’s getting a future pro. To read more of this story, click here

Myles Davis Could Announce This Week

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. — Notre Dame Prep guard Myles Davis could announce his college choice as early as Friday.

If the Playaz Basketball Club reaches the finals of the Nike Peach Jam here (7 p.m. Friday), Davis plans to announce on ESPNU.

“If we do make it to the TV game, I would commit on TV,” the 6-foot-1 Plainfield, N.J. native said after scoring 21 points on 8 of 14 shooting in a 90-82 victory over The Family from Detroit.

“If not I’m going to wait until the end of the month.”

Asked if he had already made up his mind, Davis said, “I’m almost there.”

Davis, who left Plainfield High School before last season for Notre Dame Prep, is down to Xavier, Georgetown, Pittsburgh and West Virginia. To read more of this story, click here

Ledo Decommits; Mayo Getting Visitors

Little more than a month since committing to Providence on Christmas Day, Ricardo Ledo has decommitted.

The No. 2 shooting guard in the Class of 2012 from Fitchburg (Mass.) Notre Dame Prep announced the move on his Twitter.

“I’m no longer a providence friar I decided to open my recruitment back up and view my other options.”

Numerous schools were involved with the 6-foot-6 Ledo prior to the commitment, including Louisville, Kansas, Syracuse, Kentucky and UConn. To read more of this story, click here