God's Gift Planning Visits

God’s Gift is planning visits.

The 6-foot-8 Nigerian forward from Erie (N.Y.) Community College will visit Cincinnati April 8.

After that, he has tentative visits set for Washington (April 15) and St. John’s (April 21).

“The only visit that is definite is Cincinnati,” said Erie coach Alex Nwora.

Nwora said Kentucky was also interested in God’s Gift, but that the Wildcats were obviously busy with their run to the Final Four. To read more of this story, click here

Freshman Jones Puts on a Show for Kentucky

Back in April, Terrence Jones reached out to a table holding six baseball hats and picked up a black Washington Huskies cap as the assembled crowd at Portland (Ore.) Jefferson High let out a roar.

Three weeks later, he officially changed course and announced he would go to Kentucky instead.

Now, Jones and his new team may meet the team he briefly committed to in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational Tuesday night.

The 6-foot-8 Jones put on a show in posting 29 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals in a 76-64 victory over Oklahoma. To read more of this story, click here

Pelle to Choose Between St. John's & Washington

Norvel Pelle, the No. 2 center in the Class of 2011 from Los Angeles Price High School, says he “loved” his official visit to St. John’s and will decide between the Johnnies and Washington after visiting UW next weekend.

“I have Washington next weekend,” Pelle said by phone Sunday night. “I’m just going with an open mind.”

Asked if those were the only two schools he was focusing on at this point, Pelle said, “Yes.”

Asked if he planned to sign in November, he said, “Yes.”

The NCAA early signing period runs Nov. 10-17.

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Pelle Planning Visits; Kabongo Decommits; Boatright Likes UConn

Things are moving fast and furious tonight in the world of college hoops recruiting….

**First off, Norvel Pelle told me tonight by phone that he plans to visit St. John’s and Washington, but didn’t have the specific dates nailed down.

“I’m starting visits next week,” he said.

The NCAA early signing period runs Nov. 10-17 and Pelle said he hoped to take “two or three” visits before it ends.

The 6-foot-10, 210-pound big man out of Los Angeles Price said he’s also considering UTEP, UCLA and Oregon. He has been to UCLA on an unofficial but not to the other schools. To read more of this story, click here

Tony Wroten to Washington

After all the flirting with Louisville, and the Tweets to Kentucky coach John Calipari, Tony Wroten is staying home.

The 6-foot-5 senior guard from Seattle Garfield, ranked the No. 8 point guard in the Class of 2011 by Rivals.com, chose Washington over Louisville, UConn, Villanova and Seattle University.

Wroten’s father, Tony Wroten Sr., played football for the Huskies from 1981-84.

Two years ago, Wroten led the Garfield High to the Class 4A state championship game while averaging 18.6 points per game. He then sat out his junior year with a torn ACL in his right knee suffered playing football.

Wroten is Washington’s third commit for 2011, following 6-2 guard Hikeem Stewart of Rainer Beach (Seattle) and 6-10 power forward Jernard Jerreau of New Orleans, whom one Division 1 assistant coach said “has a chance to be a pro because of his excellent skills and athleticism.”

The Huskies are also reportedly pursuing 6-8 forward Angelo Chol of San Diego and 6-8 forward Norvel Pelle of Los Angeles.

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Decision Day for Wroten, Brown; Garrett Has Decided; Harris to Visit Johnies; Marist Lands Guard

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 Down to 5 Schools

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