By JACK LeGWIN
The next generation of point guards arrived this summer with Troy Brown, Trevon Duval and Matt Coleman leading the charge, each earning multiple offers from high-major programs.
Brown, a rising sophomore at Centennial (Nev.), ranked No. 2 in the class of 2017 is the highest ranked of the trio thanks to his length and ability to read defenses at the current height of 6-foot-6. It also earned him offers from Duke, UCLA, Arizona, Kansas and UNLV. To read more of this story, click here
Glynn Watson, a 5-foot-11 point guard out of Westchester (IL) St. Joseph, committed to Nebraska Sunday.
“I have committed to play at University Of Nebraska,” he Tweeted.
Watson, who has drawn comparisons to T.J. Ford, is ranked No. 67 in the Class of 2015 by Rivals. He chose Nebraska over Purdue, Creighton and others.
Nebraska contacted Watson throughout the recruiting process, making a strategic offer in late April. After an improbable run to the 2014 NCAA Tournament, coach Tim Miles helped legitimize the program by landing Watson. To read more of this story, click here
Brandon Ingram has cut his list to six schools — three traditional out-of-state powerhouses and three schools in the state of North Carolina.
The 6-foot-8 2015 forward from Kinston (N.C.) Tweeted that he’s down to North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA and N.C. State.
He recently visited UCLA, Duke and North Carolina, and told SNY.tv in the above video he plans to visit Kansas (Oct. 10) and Kentucky (Oct. 17) for their respective Midnight Madness events.
“I know [in] October I’ll be at Kansas [for] ‘Late Night in the Phog,’” Ingram said. “I know I’ll get out to Kentucky.”
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Admiral Schofield has committed to Tennessee.
The 6-foot-5, 210 pound class of 2015 shooting guard from Zion-Benton (Ill.) pledged to the Vols Sunday.
“I have committed to play basketball at the University of Tennessee #GoVols #RockyTop,” Schofield tweeted. To read more of this story, click here
Malik Newman, the top point guard in the Class of 2015, is in no rush to make a college decision.
“Just knowing Malik, from now until the time the season is over, [college coaches are] really just going to be wasting their time,” David Sanders, Newman’s coach at Jackson (MS) Calloway, told Ben Roberts of the Herald Leader. “Because he’s not going to think about recruiting. He’ll listen to what they have to say and enjoy his visits, but as far as making his decision — he is not thinking about it. That’s the farthest thing from his mind right now.”
One source close to the recruitment said they expect Newman’s decision to come down to Kansas, Kentucky, UConn and N.C. State, but Mississippi State is also expected to be in the mix.
The 6-foot-4 Newman, who recently played in the Under Armour Elite 24 game and won a gold medal with the USA U17 team at the World Championship in Dubai, will host in-home visits next month and has already hosted UConn coach Kevin Ollie. To read more of this story, click here
Jaylen Brown, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2015 according to Scout.com, will take official visits to Kansas Oct. 10 for “Late Night in the Phog” and to Kentucky Oct. 17 for “Big Blue Madness,” Desmond Eastmond of the Worldwide Renegades told SNY.tv.
“The only two visits he has set are Kansas and Kentucky,” Eastmond said.
The 6-foot-6 Marietta (GA) Wheeler small forward is also considering UCLA, which he visited recently, and Georgia and Georgia Tech, which he has visited multiple times, among others.
As for Kansas, Brown recently told Scout.com that he wants to learn more about head coach Bill Self, with assistant Norm Roberts also a strong presence. To read more of this story, click here
Chris Silva, the 6-foot-9 2015 power forward from Roselle Catholic, enjoyed his official visit to Seton Hall this week and will trip to Rhode Island next.
“[It was] a lot of fun combined with hard work,” Silva told SNY.tv by text.
He said Pirates coach Kevin Willard said “some nice and good things involving my game like playing time and how I am going to fit and the work I am going to have to put in.”
Silva is friendly with current Seton Hall freshman Angel Delgado and added that he “knows almost everybody” on the team. To read more of this story, click here
Chris Clarke, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Virginia Beach (VA) Cape Henry Collegiate School, is down to seven schools and will next visit UConn Sept. 5-7.
Along with UConn, Clarke is considering, Florida, Iowa State, Tennessee, Creighton, Minnesota and Virginia Tech.
Clarke averaged 12.5 points this summer with Boo Williams on the Nike EYBL circuit, and 14.7 points at the Peach Jam. He made the ZAGSBLOG All-Peach Jam 2nd Team after leading Boo to the semifinals.
Reigning national champion UConn is his first visit.
“He likes the academic side of it,” Cape Henry Collegiate coach Mark Hall told SNY.tv by phone Friday. “Obviously, he likes Kevin Ollie. A great coaching staff. Glen Miller is out there as well. The whole coaching staff is from UConn, they’ve won multiple national championships. To read more of this story, click here
After recently “trimming” his list to 10, former Arizona commit Tyler Dorsey now has a final six.
“Final 6 are (in alpha order): AZ State, Cal, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon & UNLV. Will visit 1st 5 officially and UNLV unofficially,” he Tweeted.
The 6-foot-5 2015 lead guard will visit Oregon Sept. 5-7, Colorado Sept. 19-21, Kansas for “Late Night in the Phog” Oct. 10-12 and Arizona State Oct. 17-19.
He cut St. John’s, along with Georgetown, Louisville and UConn.
Johnnies coach Steve Lavin had targeted Dorsey, along with Isaiah BRiscoe and Brandon Sampson, among high school guards in the Class of 2015. To read more of this story, click here
Four-star power forward Esa Ahmad has a final five, his father told SNY.tv Thursday.
The 6-foot-7 power forward from Cleveland (OH) Shaker Height is down to Ohio State, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Maryland and Oregon.
“Esa wanted to play in either the Big Ten, Big 12 or Pac-12,” Ibby Ahmad told SNY.tv.
He kicks off his visits with a trip to Maryland this weekend.
Other visits are “in the works,” his dad said.
“I want to make sure I pick the right school for me, the right fit and coming in to have an impact as a freshman,” Ahmad recently told SNY.tv.
Ahmad closed his excellent summer with a top performance at the Nike Global Challenge. Ahmad showed great chemistry with top guards and used his versatility. He went 8-for-9 for Team USA Midwest in the third place game.
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