Ellis to Trim List by Christmas

Perry Ellis, the No. 6 power forward in the Class of 2012, is looking to cut his list to five or six, according to his mother, Fonda Ellis.

“He is looking to trim his list for Christmas,” she said by text.

The 6-foot-8, 224-pound Perry is currently considering Memphis, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Texas A&M, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Iowa, Stanford and Wichita State.

“Georgetown and UCLA are just getting involved,” Fonda said.

UCLA came to watch him practice Monday night in advance of Thursday’s game at Kansas.

Kansas (Friday), Kansas State (Tuesday) and Oklahoma (Tuesday) are also expected in soon.

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Perry Ellis Looking to Cut List

Perry Ellis, the No. 6 power forward in the Class of 2012, is looking to cut his list before his season starts in early December, according to his mother, Fonda Ellis.

“He’s trying to narrow it down to 5 or 7 by the time the season starts,” she said Saturday by phone.

The 6-foot-8, 224-pound Perry said his list currently includes Memphis, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Texas A&M, North Carolina and Wichita State.

Iowa and Wake Forest have also offered and his mother said Georgetown, UCLA, Miami and Stanford are also interested. To read more of this story, click here

Miller, Bello Talk Recruiting Plans

Quincy Miller and Deuce Bello are back from their weekend trip to Baylor and have more visits planned.

The 6-foot-9 1/2, 190-pound Miller, the No. 1 power forward in the Class of 2011, now has a top four schools.

“I narrowed it down to four — Baylor, Duke, Louisville and Oklahoma,” Miller said Wednesday by phone.

Asked if he had any favorites, Miller replied: “Baylor and Louisville are slightly in the lead and Duke is right behind and then Oklahoma.” To read more of this story, click here

Tharpe Getting Visitors; Sledge to Iowa State

There is no shortage of visitors to Brewster (N.H.) Academy to watch senior point guard Naadir Tharpe.

“Oklahoma has offered,” Brewster coach Jason Smith said. “Coach [Jeff] Capel will be here today [Monday]. Kansas is involved and Coach [Bill] Self] will be here on Thursday. UCLA and Villanova have been in contact, too. St. John’s is still a school Naadir is interested in.”

N.C. State has also offered. To read more of this story, click here

Turner Lists 7 Schools, Louisville Visit Up Next

Josiah Turner of the Drew Gooden Soldiers is in high demand as the No. 3 point guard in the nation.

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Turner is currently considering seven schools as options for 2011.

“I’m at seven schools,” he said by phone from the Nike Global Challenge in Portland, Ore., where Team USA lost to France Friday night.

“Kansas, UConn, Louisville, Oregon, Oklahoma, UCLA and Arizona.”

Turner has just one official visit set.

“I’m going to Louisville on Sept. 4,” he said. “I don’t have any others planned.” To read more of this story, click here

Naadir Tharpe Waiting to Cut List

After a long July on the recruiting circuit with the New England Playaz, Naadir Tharpe has a list of schools in mind but plans to wait until he gets back to Brewster (N.H.) Academy to cut his list.

“I don’t have any top schools,” Tharpe, who previously decommitted from Providence, said Monday morning. “I’m basically looking at everybody until I get back to school and talk to my coach [Jason Smith] about what schools fit me the best.”

The 6-foot, 170-pound Tharpe listed St. John’s, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Minnesota, Iowa State, Marquette, Providence and Oklahoma. To read more of this story, click here

Jabarie Hinds to Cut List in August

Mount Vernon (N.Y.) has churned out a slew of Division 1 players in recent years, from Jonathan Mitchell to Mike Coburn to Kevin Jones to Sherrod Wright.

The latest is rising senior point guard Jabarie Hinds, ranked No. 23 at his position nationally by Rivals.

Hinds recently added Boston College to a long list of suitors that also includes Cincinnati, Florida State, Iona, Louisville, Miami, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Rutgers, St. John’s, UConn, UNLV, Villanova, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

“He’s just taking everything in,” Mount Vernon coach Bob Cimmino said. “He will chop the list the first week in August and make plans for official visits.”

Hinds will be in Orlando beginning Friday with the Westchester Hawks for the AAU Nationals.

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