DeAndre Daniels stands on the brink of making a college decision, according to West Coast recruiting expert Dinos Trigonis, who spoke Thursday with Daniels.
“They’re trying to make a decision here, hopefully around Jan. 1,” Trigonis, who has coached Daniels in AAU, said Thursday by phone. “They’re going to basically finalize and get together as a family and decide what they want to do.”
Neither DeAndre nor his father, LaRon, were immediately available by phone.
The 6-foot-9, 197-pound Daniels recently returned from his fourth visit, to Texas, and Trigonis said it went well. To read more of this story, click here
DeAndre Daniels, the 6-foot-9, 197-pound wing from IMG Academies, will take an official visit to Texas beginning Sunday.
“DeAndre will be visiting Texas Dec. 19-20,” said IMG coach Andy Borman.
“He has not set his last official visit yet, although it looks like the schools that are most likely to get that visit are Baylor, Arizona State, Alabama and Florida. I imagine it will happen sometime after Christmas.” To read more of this story, click here
PITTSBURGH — DeAndre Daniels is currently at Kentucky on his third official visit in the last week and could enroll in a college in January.
The 6-foot-9, 197-pound small forward from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academies took recent officials to Kansas and Oregon. He is at Kentucky until Sunday.
“He made a commitment to come to us for an entire year because he knew he needed to get bigger, stronger and more competitive to be the type of player he wants to be on the Division 1 level,” Andy Borman of IMG said by phone.
“Because of his hard work and success in the last 3 ½ months, his dad [LaRon] and DeAndre and us are contemplating sending him somewhere at the semester. To read more of this story, click here
DeAndre Daniels, the No. 3 small forward in the nation, is taking back-to-back official visits to Kansas and Oregon, a source with direct knowledge said.
The 6-foot-8, 180-pound Daniels, out of Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academies, is at Kansas now and then departs for an official to Oregon Sunday.
“He’s enjoying his Kansas visit,” the source said. “One of the big draws of the of the Kansas visit was that they were playing UCLA [Thursday -- a 77-76 Kansas victory]. UCLA is one of the schools he is seriously considering and this was a chance for him to see both teams play.”
Daniels, who transferred from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft, will go straight to Oregon from Kansas.
“He’s going to Oregon on Sunday,” the source said.
None of the IMG kids will sign until the spring period, including guard Phil Greene, who is considering St. John’s among other schools. Greene won’t take any visits until the second semester.
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Amir Garrett is still considering Oregon and St. John’s as his top two schools, but said he may wait until the spring to sign.
“Yes,” the 6-foot-7 Garrett said Tuesday night by phone. “I’m not sure yet. I don’t think I’m going to sign in November. Not too soon. I’m not too sure yet.”
Said Findlay Prep assistant coach Todd Simon: “Amir’s going to be thorough and he’ll know when it feels right. He’s improving on the court by the day.”
Garrett took an official to Oregon last weekend and said he enjoyed talking with head coach Dana Altman about his potential future there. To read more of this story, click here
Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep wing Amir Garrett will take his first official visit to Oregon this Friday, according to Findlay assistant Todd Simon.
“Amir visits Oregon Friday,” Simon said by text.
The 6-foot-7 Garrett lists Oregon and St. John’s as his top two, but Simon said no official to St. John’s has been planned as of yet.
“Not yet,” he said.
Simon said Garrett could wait until the spring signing period to sign.
“It’s possible,” he said. “He doesn’t have a predetermined timeframe but will decide when he feels strongly about it.”
Meantime, a source close to Compton (Calif.) forward Norvel Pelle said he has yet to schedule any official visits.
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Jabari Brown is an Oregon Duck.
The 6-foot-5 Brown, the No. 5 shooting guard in the Class of 2011 according to Rivals, chose the Ducks over Arizona State, Georgia Tech, UConn and Washington.
“Next year I will be playing at Oregon University for Coach [Dana] Altman and his staff,” Brown, an Oakland, Calif. native, told ESPNU as he slipped on a green Ducks hat.
“Oregon landed me because they were the best fit for me. Coach Altman and his staff did a great job of recruiting me, making me feel at home, feeling comfortable. My visit was great. And they told me everything that I think I needed to hear out of a school.” To read more of this story, click here
Two of the top prospects in the Class of 2011, Seattle guard Tony Wroten and Oakland guard Jabari Brown, will announce their college choices tonight on ESPNU.
Brown (pictured) goes at 5 p.m. EST and Wroten follows at 6.
The 6-foot-5 Wroten has a final five of Washington, Louisville, UConn, Villanova and Seattle University, but most expect him to announce for either Washington or Louisville. To read more of this story, click here
Jabari Brown, the No. 5 shooting guard in the nation out of Oakland, is down to five schools.
The 6-foot-5 Brown is considering Washington, UConn, Arizona State, Georgia Tech and Oregon, he confirmed Saturday by text.
Brown has already visited Washington and is currently on an official to UConn.
He hits Arizona State Tuesday, Oregon Oct. 2 and Georgia Tech Oct. 10.
“I just want to see everywhere,” Brown told the esteemed Mike Anthony of the Hartford Courant during his visit. “Every school I could see myself going to, I just have to be able to actually go out there and experience what life would be like.” To read more of this story, click here
Norvel Pelle, the No. 2 center in the Class of 2011, is close to determining which official visits he will take.
In a phone interview Wednesday night, the 6-foot-10, 205-pound Pelle of Los Angeles Price said he was considering St. John’s, UTEP, UConn and “the whole PAC 10 except Arizona.” He specifically mentioned Oregon and Washington from the PAC 10.
He said he wasn’t sure where he would take officials.
“I don’t know,” he said. “I just finished my home visits. I’m planning my college visits soon.” To read more of this story, click here