Terry Henderson Enjoys Maryland, Will Visit Richmond, N.C. State (UPDATED)

West Virginia transfer Terry Henderson reportedly had a “great” visit to Maryland this weekend and still has more visits planned.

The 6-foot-4 guard from Raleigh, N.C., will visit Richmond Wednesday and N.C. State June 20, sources told SNY.tv.

He’s also considering Wake Forest, Rutgers and Cincinnati. UCLA is no longer involved, a source told SNY.tv.

Henderson averaged 11.7 points per game last season.

Maryland last week added Georgia Tech transfer Robert Carter Jr., to an already strong recruiting class, and Carter Jr. told SNY.tv he believes the Terps can compete for the Big Ten and NCAA titles in 2015-16.

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LMU Transfer Gabe Levin Talks Upcoming Officials

By NICK MEDLINE

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Loyola-Marymount transfer Gabe Levin set up official visits to Marquette, Northwestern, Notre Dame and Georgia Tech—in that order.

In his freshman year at LMU, the 6-foot-7 Levin averaged 11.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, and earned WCC All-Freshman team honors.

When the school fired head coach Max Good, he opted to transfer and received obvious high major interest.

“I don’t think a new environment will hurt me,” Levin said. “When you go into an unfamiliar place, you have to perform that much better.” To read more of this story, click here

Canty Back With Auburn, Martin to SMU

Kareem Canty continues to change his mind.

After initially committing to Auburn and then choosing South Florida in May, the Brooklyn point guard has now re-committed to Auburn, according ESPN’s Jeff Goodman.

Canty averaged 16.3 points and 5.5 assists last season as a freshman at Marshall. Unless he gets a waiver, he must sit a year as per NCAA transfer regulations.

New Auburn coach Bruce Pearl has also kept signees Sam Logwood and Jack Purchase, while adding junior college power forward Cinmeon Bowers and New Mexico State transfer K.C. Ross-Miller, a point guard who is immediately eligible to play as a senior.

MARTIN TO SMU

Xavier transfer Justin Martin is headed to SMU, adding to an already impressive haul for head coach Larry Brown.

“”Pony Up!!!! Im a mustang baby!!!!” Martin Tweeted.

The 6-foot-6 Martin averaged 11.7 points and 5.2 rebounds last year at Xavier, but opted to transfer for his fifth year.

SMU, which reached the NIT championship game, also returns its top two scorers in point guard Nic Moore (13.6 ppg) and forward Markus Kennedy (12.4 ppg, 7.1 rpg).

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Niagara Transfer Antoine Mason Sets 3 Visits (UPDATED)

Niagara transfer Antoine Mason will take visits to Auburn, Providence and Boston College, according to Jon Rothstein and Jeff Borzello of CBSSports.com.

Former Knick Anthony Mason, Antoine’s father, confirmed by text  that the 6-foot-3 Antoine Mason will visit Auburn this coming weekend, but said no other visits are set.

Borzello reported he will visit Providence the following week after and BC at a later date.

The 6-foot-3 Mason averaged 25.6 points last season. He is the son of former Knicks forward Anthony Mason and the brother of former Knicks forward Anthony Mason Jr.

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Mizzou Transfer Shane Rector Focusing on 4 Schools

RectorMissouri transfer Shane Rector is focusing on four schools for his next landing spot.

A 6-foot-1 point guard from The Bronx, Rector is considering St. John’s, Boston College, La Salle and Drexel, he told SNY.tv.

“Those are the four I’m considering right now,” he said. “I’m still open to new stuff, though.”

No visits are set but Rector is planning to take trips, including one to St. John’s, after the dead period.

“Visits are going to be set up soon,” he said.

A onetime Rutgers commit, Rector averaged just 4.6 minutes last season at Mizzou.

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Jermaine Lawrence to Manhattan

Jermaine Lawrence committed to Manhattan Thursday, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told SNY.tv.

The 6-foot-9 Cincinnati transfer chose Manhattan over Iona and Hofstra after visiting Manhattan on Wednesday.

Assistant coach Rasheen Davis hosted the visit while head coach Steve Masiello is on leave.

Lawrence, who visited Manhattan during high school before committing to Cincinnati, could try to get a waiver to play immediately to play next season because his father is ill. To read more of this story, click here

Roddy Peters to USF

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By JACK LeGWIN

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Roddy Peters has decided to transfer from Maryland to USF to join new head coach Orlando Antigua. InsideMarylandSports.com was first to report it.

A former top-ranked player in the Class of 2013, the 6-foot-3 Peters struggled in his first year at Maryland, averaging 4.1 points and 2.1 assists per game for the Terrapins.

He will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2014-2015 season. He is the second transfer that Antigua has picked up in addition to Marshall transfer Kareem Canty.  To read more of this story, click here

Hallice Cooke to Iowa State

Iowa State has landed 11 transfers in the Fred Hoiberg Era, and now former Oregon State guard Hallice Cooke makes No. 12.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound former St. Anthony standout Tweeted Monday that he has committed to the Cyclones. He will have three years of eligibility after sitting out the 2014-15 season.

Blessing!! To have the opportunity to play for ” he Tweeted.

Cooke averaged 8.2 points last season while shooting 46 percent from beyond the arc.

Cooke also visited St. Joe’s and Dayton, but SNY.tv wrote earlier this month that Cooke could well land at Iowa State.

He committed to Oregon State in September 2012 on his first official visit, and because of that he took other visits this time around.

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Kamari Murphy to Visit Miami, South Florida

Transferring Oklahoma State forward Kamari Murphy will visit Miami and South Florida in early June, New York Lightning coach Dana Dingle told SNY.tv.

Murphy will visit USF June 1 and Miami June 8.

A 6-foot-8 sophomore originally from Brooklyn, Murphy averaged 6.1 points and 6.3 rebounds last season at Oklahoma State.

Murphy initially picked Oklahoma State over Florida, Miami, Missouri, UConn, Auburn and Louisville in August 2011 out of IMG.

South Florida has already landed on transferring New York native in Marshall’s Kareem Canty

The Lightning also have ties to USF head coach Orlando Antigua and assistant Oliver Antigua. Seton Hall had landed two Lightning players in Angel Delgado and Khadeen Carrington before Oliver left Seton Hall for USF.

Oklahoma State previously lost senior swingman Brian Williams, who is transferring to Louisiana-Lafayette and will be eligible to play immediately.

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