Recruiting Rumor Mill: 08.09.10 EditionPosted by nvr1983 on August 9th, 2010
So apparently Anthony Davis has been in the news. . . Outside of that fiasco there was also a bit of other news on the recruiting circuit.
- Rakeem Christmas, widely considered the top center in this year’s class, has committed to Syracuse where fans are already salivating of having such a talented big man in Jim Boeheim‘s famed zone defense. Christmas might end up being a replacement for Fab Melo who could be yet another one-and-done.
- Despite being saddled by sanctions from the Lute Olson Kevin O’Neill era Arizona is making a strong push at picking up Nick Johnson, a top 10 combo guard, and it seems like the Wildcats are targeting several other guards this year.
- Tom Izzo may have lost Chris Allen this week, but he picked up another solid perimeter player in Branden Dawson who committed to Michigan State just a day after Allen was dismissed from the Spartans’ squad.
- Tom Crean‘s Indiana teams haven’t turned things around on the court yet, but it appears that he is making headway on the recruiting trail with B.J. Young, a point guard who lists the Hoosiers as his top choice and would be Crean’s highest rated recruit, and Cody Zeller, who lists the Hoosiers among his top three, but some local recruiting experts say that we shouldn’t sleep on Butler as a potential destination for Zeller.
- Frank Martin is using his Miami connections again as he received a commitment from Adrian Diaz, a 7-foot (205 pound!) center from Miami, to Kansas State before Diaz even visited Manhattan.
- Stephen Curry‘s time at Davidson has not yielded any benefits for Bob McKillop on the recruiting trail yet, but the development of his current European players may yield the former Southern Conference power with a unique group of recruits from across the Atlantic.
- Dayton has officially closed the recruiting for its class of 2011 after adding LaDonte Henton, a swingman out of Michigan, to go with Percy Gibson who committed to the Flyers last week
- LaQuinton Ross, a top 75 recruit with an interesting past, has narrowed down his list to 5 schools: Syracuse, West Virginia, Ohio State, Baylor, and Mississippi State.
- While the top center in this year’s class committed last week, Isaiah Austin, next year’s top center (class of 2012), will reportedly announce his choice tonight.
- Quincy Miller, this year’s top recruit who hasn’t committed, is drawing rave reviews with some people comparing him to “a young Kevin Durant“.