Coaches Will Flock to See Rawle Alkins, Mustapha Heron This Weekend

RawleA slew of high-major Division 1 college coaches will flock to see the New York Rens AAU team this weekend at the Adidas Gauntlet stop in Indianapolis.

Why?

Well, the Rens have not one, but two, high-major players in 2016 guards Rawle Alkins and Mustapha Heron, who decommitted from Pittsburgh last week.

Duke, Arizona, Kansas, Miami, Michigan, Villanova, Indiana, Cincinnati, N.C. State, St. John’s, VCU and Marquette all reached out this week to Rens coach Andy Borman to tell them they would be watching beginning on Saturday at 8 a.m. at Best Choice Fieldhouse.

Some schools have inquired about taking the 6-foot-5 Alkins and the 6-5 Heron as a package. To read more of this story, click here

Louisville Lands Drexel Transfer Damion Lee

Drexel transfer Damion Lee is headed to Louisville and, he Tweeted.

The 6-foot-6 junior guard also considered Arizona, Gonzaga, Maryland and Marquette.

The nation’s fifth-leading scorer, Lee averaged 21.4 points and 6.1 rebounds last season for the Dragons.

Lee will graduate from Drexel in June and will be immediately eligible to play next season.

“A great get for us,” Louisville coach Rick Pitino said, according to Eric Crawford. “Much needed.” Pitino said the additions of Lee and Cleveland State transfer Trey Lewis “allows us to stay in the mode we’ve been in last five years.”

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Chris Walker Leaving Florida

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It remains unclear if he will try to transfer or play professionally somewhere.

“I’m definitely hearing that he’s leaving,” one source said, adding he had heard the news earlier this week. “He needs to transfer. I don’t think he might get drafted at this point.”

Evan Daniels of Scout.com first reported that the 6-foot-10 sophomore was leaving Florida. To read more of this story, click here

Fordham Transfer Eric Paschall to Villanova (UPDATED)

rp_primary_PaschallMetFordham freshman guard Eric Paschall will transfer to Villanova, as first reported Thursday morning by SNY.tv.

He will have to sit a year per NCAA transfer rules and will be eligible for the 2016-17 season. The 6-foot-6 Paschall later made the news official on Twitter.

Paschall recently cut his list to five schools — Villanova, Providence, Florida, Kansas and Fordham. He has visited Villanova and Florida.

“We’re happy that it’s all over and Eric can focus on school and basketball,” Juan Paschall, the player’s father, told Pat O’Keefe of News 12.

Asked why he chose Villanova, Juan said, “Distance, education and basketball. Love the coaching staff – [they are] young and energetic.” To read more of this story, click here

IMG Point Guard Lamonte Turner Looking to Reclass to 2015

4_2971168Lamonte Turner, a 6-foot-2 point guard from Bradenton (FL) IMG Academy, is looking to reclass to 2015 from 2016, IMG head skills trainer Dan Barto told SNY.tv.

“He will have the opportunity to enroll this fall,” Barto said. “He is a great student and is beyond college ready.”

Coaches from Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas and Baylor have all been in to see the Alabama native this week.

“Anyone who’s looking for a scoring point guard now will be interested,” Barto said. To read more of this story, click here

George Washington Lands Transfers Jaren Sina, Alex Mitola

10363734Seton Hall transfer Jaren Sina is off the board to George Washington, where he will join former Gill St. Bernard’s teammate Alex Mitola, a Dartmouth transfer.

Sina also considered Michigan, Stanford, Boston College, South Carolina, Binghamton and Rhode Island, among others.

“I have made a decision and I will be playing for Coach Mike Lonergan at George Washington University,” Sina said in a group text. To read more of this story, click here

St. John’s Has Second Home Visit With Cheick Diallo

DialloSt. John’s coaches Chris Mullin, Barry “Slice” Rohrssen and Matt Abdelmassih had a second visit with Cheick Diallo on Wednesday after meeting with him on Saturday, a source confirmed to SNY.tv.

Kyle Tucker of the Courier-Journal first reported the news.

The source also confirmed that Diallo is looking to announce next week.

Before Wednesday, Kentucky coach John Calipari on Sunday was the last coach to visit with the 6-foot-9 Diallo, who is considering Kansas, Pitt and Iowa State in addition to Kentucky and St. John’s.

After winning the MVP of the Jordan Brand Classic Friday night on the heels of taking MVP honors at the McDonald’s All-American Game, Diallo also met this weekend with Kansas coach Bill Self.

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