Tyus Jones Heads to Baylor Visit, Says He’s ‘Wide Open’

NEW YORK — Tyus Jones will take the first of his official visits this weekend, when he and his good friend Jahlil Okafor trip to Baylor.

It is the first of three officials the point guard/center duo will take together, as they are also slated to visit Kansas on Oct. 18 and Duke on Oct. 25.

“We’re talking quite often,” Jones told SNY.tv in the above interview at the Elite 24. “We have three visits set up at the same time. We’re visiting Baylor, Kansas and Duke together. So talk quite often about it and excited to take our officials and to keep going with the process.” To read more of this story, click here

Devin Booker Breaks Down His 5 Schools

In this video interview with SNY.tv, Devin Booker breaks down his five schools during last week’s Elite 24 game in Brooklyn.

The 6-foot-5 Booker is considering Michigan State, Michigan, Kentucky, Florida and Missouri.

“I’m thinking I want to get it done by November, but if I’m not ready by then I’m not going to force myself,” he said of a timeframe on a decision.

Watch as he breaks down all five.

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On Brink of Announcement, Mudiay Talks Recruitment

NEW YORK — Emmanuel Mudiay will announce his college choice on Saturday at the Elite 24, with at least one source close to the recruitment telling SNY.tv Mudiay is expected to pick SMU over Kentucky, Baylor, Kansas and Oklahoma State.

In this video interview done Thursday afternoon, the 6-foot-4 Mudiay out of Dallas (TX) Prime Prep gave no hint that he would be announcing Saturday night.

“I’m just taking it day by day, but we’re going to see,” he said. “We’re going to see.”

Mudiay breaks down all five schools in the video.

A Dallas native, he has visited SMU several times unofficially and has repeatedly said he likes the fact that SMU is close to home and that head coach Larry Brown is a father figure.

“Larry Brown, I’m real close to him,” he said. “He’s a good coach, good person, first off. I’m real close with their staff but that’s with a lot of staffs. To read more of this story, click here

Justise Winslow Planning to Cut List Soon

NEW YORK — Houston Hoops wing Justise Winslow plans to cut his list from eight schools to five possibly as early as next week.

“Yeah, I’m going to probably cut it pretty soon to five, so I can get my five officials set,” Winslow told SNY.tv in the above video at the Elite 24. “So that’s something I’m looking to do next week or in the weeks coming.”

The 6-foot-6 Houston Hoops wing is currently considering Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Kansas, Texas A&M, Arizona, UCLA and Stanford, and said it will be tough to cut three of them. To read more of this story, click here

Carlton Bragg Talks Recruiting

NEW YORK — The best part of this Carlton Bragg interview from the Big Strick is when I asked him if there were any offers he didn’t have that he wishes he did.

“Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Rutgers,” he said.

Say what?

“Yeah, Rutgers,” Bragg said. “They’re very good, I heard.”

Yes, the 6-foot-8 2015 power forward from Cleveland Villa Angela St. Joseph lumped Rutgers in with perennial powers Kentucky, Duke and North Carolina and said he’s still awaiting an offer. To read more of this story, click here

Rawle Alkins Talks Recruiting

Rawle Alkins is a 6-foot-4 shooting guard out of Christ the King High School and the best player in the New York area in the Class of 2016.

He holds offers from Villanova, Cincinnati, Seton Hall and Fordham, and has interest from Kentucky, Miami, St. John’s and others.

“It feels good knowing that in the future I don’t have to pay for school,” Alkins said.

“He is the most complete sophomore I have ever coached,” CTK coach Joe Arbitello said.

In the above video from the Big Strick Classic, Alkins talks about winning the New York State Federation Tournament of Champions last year and gives an update on his recruitment.

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Zimmerman Talks Big Strick, Recruiting

NEW YORK — Stephen Zimmerman will fly back and forth to New York City from Las Vegas twice in August.

And that isn’t exactly good times for a guy his size.

“It’s really fun,” Zimmerman, the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2015, told SNY.tv in the above video at the Big Strick. “My only problem is the traveling coming down here. Being on planes isn’t fun for a 7-footer.”

Zimmerman went for 19 points and seven rebounds Saturday night as Team USA lost to Team NYC, 126-110, in the Big Strick Classic. To read more of this story, click here