September 3, 2008
Class of 2009, News, Recruiting News
basketball, Baylor, Class of 2009, D-One Sports, hoops, John Wall, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis, N.C. State, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Oregon, PG, Word of God Christian
John Wall the # 1 (PG) in the country has just finished up a very successful summer on the AAU circuit and has now decided to focus on recruiting setting up his official visits.
In the next couple of weeks he will visit Memphis, Kansas and Oregon on official visits with Kentucky and Baylor to setup dates in the near future. There are also a few schools who will receive un-official visits from Wall, which include N.C. State and Oklahoma State.
According to Wall’s travel team coach Brian Clifton of D-One Sports, a Sept. 12 official visit to Memphis is first on the docket followed by a Sept. 19 trip to Kansas. Then Wall will travel to Oregon on Oct. 3 and likely will be at Kentucky one week later. A date has not yet been set for the final official visit to Baylor.
After Baylor went out and hired Dwon Clifton the brother of Brian Clifton and AAU coach of John Wall everyone assumed that a verbal commitment to Baylor would follow quickly after. That has not been the case in the weeks after the hire. Only time will tell where he will end up playing his college basketball next season.
May 12, 2008
2010, Billy Gillespie, Dominique Ferguson, Greg Oden, Kentucky, Mike Conley, North Lawarence, SEC Basketball
On Tuesday night Dominique Ferguson verbally committed to University of Kentucky. Dominique is one of the elite prospects from the class of 2010 he plays for powerhouse North Lawarence in Indiana. He is a 6’9 combo forward with a ton of upside to his game. This past season he avgeraged 12 points and 8 rebounds for his high school team.
He picked Kentucky over Indiana, Florida, Ohio State, Purdue, Michigan State, Memphis, Syracuse, Wake Forest and Louisville. This is a big time pick up for Kentucky, Ferguson has a tremendous amount of skills already for a player his age.
Coach Gillespie has really been able to turn the heat up on the recruiting scene since arriving at Kentucky. He just a bigtime week landing a handful of players in the past two weeks. The future looks bright for the wildcats to return back into a national power once again.
April 1, 2008
2008, basketball, hoops, Kentucky, Scotty Hopson, Tennessee
Scotty Hopson the second highest ranked unsigned senior behind Tyreke Evans (American Christian, PA) committed today while on an official visit to the school. Scotty had verbally committed to Mississippi State but never ended up signing his letter of intent. More
December 3, 2007
2009, 5 star, Arizona, Kentucky, Louisville, Noel Johnson, Ohio State, Rick Pitino, Uconn
Noel Johnson led his team to a win over McIntosh, GA. He is a 5 star prospect in the 2009 class and showed why in the win finishing with 42 points and 14 rebounds. Rick Pitino of Louisville was in attendance to watch Noel this game. He is also considering Uconn, Kentucky, Arizona and Ohio State along with others.
November 14, 2007
Atlanta, Chris Singleton, FSU, Kentucky
Chris Singleton picked Florida State over Kentucky today. I have Chris ranked # 30 in the class of 2008, he had a great summer for AAU powerhouse Atlanta Celtics which helped him shoot up the rankings. This is a big piece to a already nice class at FSU, where they are starting to land some bigtime recruits.