After delaying his visit to see Villanova play, Tyus Battle was on hand Sunday afternoon when the No. 8 Wildcats clipped Marquette, 73-56.
The 6-foot-6 Gladstone (N.J.) Gill St. Bernard’s sophomore guard is one of the top prospects in the Class of 2016 and considered a future pro by his coach.
“I love the way [head coach] Jay [Wright] talks to his guys,” Gary Battle, Tyus’ father, told SNY.tv. “They have a very unified group. Ty enjoyed the visit.” To read more of this story, click here
As March Madness begins to heat up, so too does recruiting.
Here are a few updates from this weekend’s developments.
**Marvin Clark, a 6-foot-6 post-graduate small forward from Bel Aire (KS) Sunrise Christian, visited Michigan State for the Illinois game and had a ball.
“It was great, one of the realist visits I’ve ever been on,” he told SNY.tv. “They want to play me at three positions, 2, 3 and 4. And I liked how real it was. They showed me who they really were.” To read more of this story, click here
Jackson Davis , a 6-foot-8 2014 power forward from Lexington (KY) Lafayette, is piling up the offers.
Davis went for 32 points and 31 rebounds Friday night in a double-OT loss to Lexington Catholic.
On Saturday, he picked up offers from Florida State and UCF, his father, told SNY.tv. Johnathon Davis played at Kentucky from 1987-91 To read more of this story, click here
Georgetown is the latest school to offer 2015 Wings Academy big man Jessie Govan.
“They told my coach after [today's] game that they would like to offer me and my coach told me,” Govan told SNY.tv. “I might take a trip down there soon.”
Georgetown, of course, has a long tradition of big men, including Patrick Ewing, Dikembe Mutombo and Alonzo Mourning. To read more of this story, click here
Dusan Ristic, a 7-foot, 240-pound center originally from Novi Sad, Serbia, will visit Arizona this weekend along with 2015 Las Vegas Bishop Gorman big man Chase Jeter.
“He came here because Arizona recruited him,” Sunrise Christian (KS) coach Kyle Lindsted told SNY.tv. “He’s Arizona’s to lose.”
Lindsted added that a “boatload [of schools] have contacted” him on Ristic.
Ristic’s visit to Arizona was previously reported by Scout.com. To read more of this story, click here
St. John’s has unsuccessfully recruited two players from Louisiana in the past two years.
Rico Gathers chose Baylor over St. John’s in 2012 and Jarell Martin picked LSU over the Johnnies (among others) in 2013.
But knowing that they have some heavy lifting to do for 2015 and 2015, St. John’s coach Steve Lavin and his staff are back at it again.
St. John’s is among a handful of teams in the mix for 2015 Louisiana shooting guard Brandon Sampson, the No. 57 player in the Class according to 247 Sports. To read more of this story, click here
Austin Grandstaff will visit Oklahoma this weekend and Florida the following weekend.
The 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Rockwall (TX) is the No. 36 ranked player in the Class of 2015 by 247 Sports, and recently decommitted from Oklahoma State.
He will trip to Oklahoma Saturday for the Texas game.
“Coach [Lon] Kruger is a really good coach,” Wes Grandstaff, the director of Team Texas and Austin’s father, told SNY.tv Thursday morning. To read more of this story, click here
Myles Turner will take officials to Kansas and Duke next month and may take an unofficial to Kentucky, his father told SNY.tv.
David Turner confirmed his son will take an official to Kansas March 5 before heading to Duke March 8.
“Yes, sir, Kansas on the 5th,” he said by text.
“I’m giving [Kansas] a really hard look,” Turner said recently in a USA Today online chat. “I like the fact that they signed two heavy hitters in Kelly Oubre and Cliff Alexander. I’m interested to see what’ it’s gonna be like teaming up with them at the Nike Hoop Summit!” To read more of this story, click here
By JACK LeGWIN
Special to ZAGSBLOG
LAKELAND, Fla.- Future Duke Blue Devil Grayson Allen thinks that Duke would be the perfect destination for the No. 2-ranked player in the Class of 2014, Myles Turner, who has set an official visit to Duke for March 8.
“It would be great to have him,” Allen told SNY.tv after Florida the state semifinals. “We already have the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation with the four guys we have right now, and he would put us over the top.” To read more of this story, click here
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino visited Monday with Las Vegas Bishop Gorman 2015 big men Stephen Zimmerman and Chase Jeter (pictured at left).
“It was the first we met him, so he just told us general things about the school and how he runs practices, coaches, etc.,” Kim Jeter, Chase’s mother, told SNY.tv. “Great visit!”
Kim said there was a “possibility” that the 6-foot-10 Chase could visit Louisville. He takes an unofficial to Arizona this weekend, and an official to Duke March 8 for the North Carolina game, the same weekend uncommitted 2014 big man Myles Turner visits. To read more of this story, click here