Derryck Thornton to Visit Kentucky, Arizona, Duke

While he mulls whether to reclass to 2015 and head to Louisville, Derryck Thornton will visit Kentucky, Arizona and Duke in 2015, according to a report from Jerry Meyer.

Thornton, a 6-foot-2 2016 point guard out of Findlay Prep, will trip to Kentucky Jan. 12 for the Missouri game, to Duke Feb. 18 for the North Carolina game and to Arizona Feb. 21 for the UCLA game, Meyer reported.

Pitino met with Thornton this week and broached the possibility of the point guard joining the program next season, although it remains unclear if he has enough credits to do so.

Louisville has already missed out on guards Antonio Blakeney and P.J. Dozier and will need a floor general to replace the departing Chris Jones.

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Troy Brown Talks Schools, Responds to Comparisons

7_2971109By JACK LeGWIN

Troy Brown‘s recruitment has taken off in the past year, and for good reason.

This past weekend, the 6-foot-6 Brown scored 28 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and added in 3 assists in a win in front of Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and Kansas assistant Kurtis Townsend. Despite the stat line, Brown remains low key about the game.

“It wasn’t too crazy because I didn’t even realize they were there,” Brown, the No. 2 player in the 247Sports composite rankings in the Class of 2017 told SNY.tv. “I just played my game and it all happened really quick.” To read more of this story, click here

Louisville Offers Derryck Thornton, Considering Reclassification

Derryck ThorntonBy CHIP MILLER

Just one day after Louisville head man Rick Pitino met with 2016 Henderson (NV) Findlay Prep point guard Derryck Thornton, news surfaced that Louisville has offered the five-star point guard not only for the 2016 year, which is his current classification, but for the 2015-16 season.

“Louisville has only been recruiting the 6-2, 165-pound point guard for about a week,” Jerry Meyer wrote Wednesday, “but Pitino has not only offered Thornton a scholarship but has also offered him one as a 2015 prospect.” To read more of this story, click here

Kentucky Staying Involved With Rawle Alkins

RawleKentucky continues to track 2016 Christ the King guard Rawle Alkins after SNY.tv reported they first reached out in July.

“Slice called my coach [Joe Arbitello],” Alkins told SNY.tv.

Alkins said Arbitello told him Kentucky assistant Barry “Slice” Rohrssen said, “Rawle is the real deal, I see” after Alkins’ recent performance against Kentucky signee Charles Matthews.

In that Dec. 6 game against Chicago (IL) St. Rita, Alkins went for 28 points, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, in an 87-56 rout at the Chicago Elite Classic. To read more of this story, click here

Canadian Point Guard Jamal Murray Adds Offers from Maryland, Wake Forest

Orangeville Prep point guard Jamal Murray picked up two more high-majors, his father told SNY.tv.

“Wake Forest and Maryland offered J,” Roger Murray said.

They also took an unofficial visit to Maryland this past weekend while in the D.C. area.

“We just stopped by to see the game,” Roger said.

Murray is a 6-foot-4 combo guard from Orangeville Prep in Ontario ranked No. 30 in the Class of 2016 by Scout and No. 19 by Rivals. As previously reported here, he is considering reclassifying to 2015.

“We’re thinking about it but we haven’t decided yet,” Roger Murray said. “It’s on the table but we haven’t decided yet.”

Ohio State, Syracuse, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Illinois, Louisville and Oregon were among the schools recruiting Murray previously.

Wake Forest also offered 2016 Thon Maker and 2017 Matur Maker, according to Orangeville Prep head coach Larry Blunt.

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Brandon Ingram Goes for 20 With Coach Cal, UCLA & N.C. State Watching

"2014 Under Armour Elite 24"Brandon Ingram had an impressive night Tuesday.

The 6-foot-8 Kinston (N.C.) High forward went for 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 blocks and a steal in a game attended by Kentucky head coach John Calipari, UCLA assistant David Grace and N.C. State assistant Rob Moxley.

The stats were reported by Jessika Morgan of Kinston.com.

“I played with Ralph Peterson, who played at Kinston back in the day,” Calipari told her of his ties to the school.

Ingram is considering Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA, North Carolina, Duke and N.C. State and is expected to commit in the spring.

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6-Foot-10 Mohammed Bamba Adds Villanova, Maryland Offers

Mohammed Bamba, a 6-foot-10 2017 power forward from Norristown (PA) Westtown and the PSA Cardinals, has picked up offers from the head coaches of Maryland and Villanova, PSA Cardinals coach Terrance “Munch” Williams told SNY.tv.

Maryland offered on Monday, and Villanova on Tuesday.

He previously had offers from Seton Hall, Temple, James Madison, Penn State, Rice and Yale.

“Mohammed Bamba has everything he needs to be an NBA player,” Westtown coach Seth Berger recently told SNY.tv. “Talent, intelligence, the ability and desire to learn, length and hand-eye coordination. If he  doesn’t get there, he will make a major impact off the court in the world.” To read more of this story, click here