Recruiting Roundup: Malik Monk to Announce List; Kentucky, Duke, Indiana, St. John’s Hosting Weekend Visitors

4_947894Malik Monk has cut his college list but has yet to announce it to the basketball world.

He is expected to do so next week on his brother Marcus Monk’s radio program.

“I got my list cut down but my brother hasn’t released it yet,” the 6-foot-3 Malik Monk out of Bentonville (AR) told during the recent Nike Select Team event in the Bahamas. “I think whenever him and my mom talk, and me too, and we feel comfortable, we’ll just release it.”

Monk was named Tournament MVP at the Nike Global Challenge in July and is ranked No. 6 in the Class of 2016 by and No. 5 by To read more of this story, click here


Myles Powell Cuts to 5 Schools

4_3721491Myles Powell, who recently transferred to South Kent (CT) from Trenton (N.J.) Catholic, has cut his list to five schools, a source told

The 6-2 Powell is considering UConn, Pittsburgh, VCU, Seton Hall and DePaul. He cut Georgetown, Georgia Tech and St. Joe’s from his list.  Visits are expected to begin “immediately,” the source said.

“Myles is one of the top long-range shooters in the country,” South Kent coach Kelvin Jefferson recently told “He can stretch the defense with his range but he has a good IQ and feel for the game. He can pass and crease easy baskets for his teammates.”

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Dylan Painter Enjoys Villanova Visit, Talks Recruiting

4_3560853Dylan Painter, a 6-foot-10, 230-pound power forward from Hershey (PA) High School, enjoyed his official visit to Villanova this week and will next gear up for an official to Penn State next month.

“It was pretty good, I really enjoyed it,” Painter told of his Villanova trip. “It was very informative, I learned a lot about the program and I had a good time with the players and the staff.”

Painter knows incoming Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo through the Team Final AAU program. He is being recruited by assistant coach Baker Dunleavy. To read more of this story, click here


Bryce Aiken Sets Five Official Visits

AikenBryce Aiken has set his five official visits for this fall.

The 5-foot-11 point guard from the PSA Cardinals and Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick will visit Harvard (9/9), Seton Hall (9/18),  Miami (9/23) and USC 10/3. He also has a tentative visit set to Michigan (10/8).

Illinois is no longer under consideration.


Aiken broke down all of his schools here:

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Recruiting Roundup: Trevon Duval Trips to Maryland; Marques Bolden to Visit Kentucky; Dylan Painter Visiting Villanova; Kentucky Calls Andre Rafus (UPDATED)

KJK_0335-XLTrevon Duval took an unofficial visit to Maryland on Tuesday, his father confirmed to

“It was a good experience,” Trevor Duval said of his son’s visit. “They have a friendly staff and great facilities.”

Trevor Duval added that they have family in the area and were passing through and decided to take him to Maryland.

“It was last minute,” he said.

The 6-foot-3 2017 point guard wowed media members and NBA scouts alike last week at the Under Armour Elite 24 Game. To read more of this story, click here


De’Aaron Fox Reiterates He Will Take Officials to Kansas, Kentucky

4_2917411Senior point guard De’Aaron Fox, one of the top playmakers in the Class of 2016, reiterated that he will definitely take official visits to Kansas and Kentucky.

“Oh yeah, out of those seven [schools he’s considering] those two I definitely will be official visiting,” Fox told Evan Daniels of in a video interview from the Bahamas.

“I will take all five [officials], no doubt. I want to survey all my options, I don’t want to be close-minded to the recruiting process.”

The 6-foot-4 floor general from Katy (TX) Cypress Lakes recently cut his list to seven schools: Arizona, Kentucky, Kansas, Louisville, LSU, N.C. State and North Carolina.

“I haven’t taken any [visits] yet so I want to start in about October,” he said. “There’s no timetable for when I want to commit.”

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Kentucky Jumps Duke for No. 1 in Scout’s 2015 Recruiting Rankings

Mar 18, 2015; Louisville, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari talks to Kentucky Wildcats guard Andrew Harrison (5) during practice before the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at KFC Yum! Center. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Once again, John Calipari has reeled in the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation. Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

With the addition of 7-foot Australian big man Isaac Humphries, Kentucky has jumped Duke for the No. 1 spot in Scout’s Class of 2015 recruiting rankings.

Both schools have five recruits for 2015 and both average out at a 4.60 ranking but Kentucky got the nod at No. 1.

For more on what Humphries brings to Kentucky (and point guard Jamal Murray, too) listen to Brad Johnstin and Fran Fraschilla on The 4 Quarters Podcast.

Duke was No. 1 in the Scout rankings in 2014, while Kentucky was No. 1 every year from 2009-13.  UCLA in 2008 was the last school other than Kentucky or Duke to be No. 1. To read more of this story, click here