Carter, Hubert Hit the Road

Two of New Jersey’s top 2011 recruits will hit the road on official visits this weekend when guard Elijah Carter trips to Oregon State and forward Desmond Hubert heads to Maryland.

“Taking an official tomorrow [Friday] to OSU,” Carter said Thursday night by text.

A year after initially committing to St. Bonaventure, the recruitment of the 6-foot-2 Carter has exploded, with Pac-10 and Big East schools getting involved.

At this point, Seton Hall, Oregon State and Charlotte appear to be the most likely destinations for Carter, who plays at Brewster (N.H.) Academy. To read more of this story, click here

Desmond Hubert Trims List to 5

Desmond Hubert, a 6-9 forward from New Egypt, N.J. High, has trimmed his list to five schools.

Hubert is considering Villanova, Princeton, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Maryland, he confirmed by text.

His only official so far will be to Maryland over Halloween weekend. Seton Hall Prep point guard Sterling Gibbs, who has committed to Maryland, will also visit that weekend. To read more of this story, click here

Tyler Harris Down to 5 Schools

Tyler Harris, whose college list once numbered nearly a dozen schools, is now focusing on just five.

The 6-foot-8 forward from Long Island and St. Benedict’s Prep is considering Iowa, N.C. State, Providence, St. John’s and Wake Forest.

Two officials have been set, to N.C. State Oct. 1 and to Providence Oct. 15.

He still has home visits Sept. 20 with  Iowa and St. John’s. A home visit with Wake could happen this weekend.

UConn is still on the periphery of Harris’s recruitment and head coach Jim Calhoun and Torrel Harris have a strong relationship, but because the Huskies have several wings in Jamal Coombs, Roscoe Smith and Niels Giffey, it is unlikely Tyler will end up there. To read more of this story, click here

Jabarie Hinds Narrows List to 3

Jabarie Hinds has narrowed his list to three schools.

Oklahoma State, West Virginia and UNLV.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Hinds out of Mount Vernon (N.Y.) High had previously considered Wake Forest, Cincinnati, Miami and UConn.

Mount Vernon coach Bob Cimmino said no dates are finalized for official visits, but Hinds plans to take his officials in the “September/October window”.

After that they could “further evaluate Wake Forest.”

Hinds is the No. 23 point guard in the Class of 2011.

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Kyle Wiltjer Cuts List to 7

Kyle Wiltjer has cut his list to seven schools.

The 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward from Portland (Ore.) Jesuit is down to California, Gonzaga, Kentucky, Kansas, Texas, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest, he said by text.

Wiltjer, the No. 4 power forward in the Class of 2011, has no visits planned but said he plans to take one to Cal.

“Everyone is pretty equal, but they [Cal] probably will [get a visit],” he said.

Wiltjer had a tremendous summer with the Drew Gooden Soldiers, winning the Las Vegas Fab 48 and the Pumps event in California.

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Malcolm Gilbert Trims List to 6

Malcolm Gilbert has cut his list to six schools.

The 6-foot-11 rising senior center out of Academy of the New Church now lists Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Ohio State, Wake Forest, Virginia and Clemson.

Gilbert has already taken unofficials to Virginia, Ohio State, Pitt and Duke and plans to visit Virginia Tech next, possibly next weekend.

“I don’t have the exact date,” he said.

Asked if he had a favorite, Gilbert said, “Pitt.”

“He’s intriguing because of his upside,” East Coach Elite coach Terrell Myers said in June. “What people don’t understand is, they see 6-11, they look at him as an offensive player. He’s not an offensive player, he’s a defensive player.

“He can score the ball but I don’t think you’re going to throw it in and get Dwight Howard or Hakeem Olajuwon. That’s not who he is. Maybe you’re looking at more of a Greg Oden-type once he bulks up. He’s definitely similar to him.”

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Amir Garrett Planning Visits

Amir Garrett is one of the top small forwards in the Class of 2011 and he’s currently planning out his schedule of visits.

“He’s going to officially visit Kansas, Miami and Boston College,” Garrett’s coach, Matt Goren, said Wednesday by phone.

The 6-foot-6 Garrett has already visited St. John’s and Boston College unofficially.

Goren said Oregon, Wake Forest, Arizona State, Seattle and San Diego State were also involved.

“But right now I’m open,” Garrett recently told Wildcat Sports Report. “I want to listen to what the college coaches have to say.” To read more of this story, click here