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College Basketball Recruiting

Daily news coverage of the nation's top college basketball recruits and teams.

Recruiting Rundown: Syracuse, Florida, UConn, & More

Syracuse made noise this past week with the commitment of 2019 guard Brycen Goodine. Devon Dotson took a visit to Gainesville this past weekend. Florida and Kansas are the likely landing spots for Dotson. Emmitt Williams narrowed his college list to Kansas, LSU, Florida, Miami, Duke, Oregon and USC. Duke, which is also involved for David McCormack, would love to add Zion Williamson. (Rivals.com)

2019 PF Armando Bacot will visit Villanova for Hoops Mania

Hoops Mania is just under two weeks away (about a month earlier than most years), and the Villanova Wildcats have locked in their first visitor for the event. 2019 power forward Armando Bacot will unofficially visit campus on September 30th. Bacot already holds an offer from Villanova and is a 4-star prospect ranked #17 overall in the 247 Composite. (VU Hoops)

Four-star wing Isaiah Mucius commits to Wake Forest

Wake Forest landed its third commitment in the 2018 class on Monday in Rivals150 wing Isaiah Mucius. A 6-foot-7 small forward that brings a bevy of upside and versatility to his position, Mucius is another strong pick-up for coach Danny Manning. “Wake Forest has been recruiting me hard since the start and I am looking forward to being a Demon Deacon,” Mucius said. (Rivals.com)

Recruiting Roundup: Visits for Bol Bol and Kentucky making 2019 offers

For the past few months, 2018's No. 3 player Bol Bol has been pretty quiet when it comes to his recruitment. Sources confirmed to Rivals.com that plans are in place for Bol to visit Oregon (Sept. 30), Kentucky (Oct. 14), Arizona (Oct. 29), USC (Nov. 4) and UCLA (TBD). The No. 2 ranked player in the junior class, big man James Wiseman, picked up a Kentucky offer. (Rivals.com)

Mitchell Robinson will bypass college, begin training for Draft

Former high school star Mitchell Robinson will bypass college and begin training for next year’s NBA Draft. “I’ve decided to leave Western Kentucky and focus on next year’s NBA Draft,” Robinson said. “I decided to pursue a professional career.” The decision comes three weeks after Robinson, a 7-foot big man out of Chalmette (La.) High, opted to re-enroll at Western Kentucky. (Scout.com)

Andrew Nembhard cuts list to four, sets official visits

Four-star guard Andrew Nembhard has narrowed his list of schools to four, UPlay Team Director Dwayne Washington told Scout. Nembhard's finalists are Florida, Gonzaga, Ohio State and USC. To go with narrowing his list of schools, Nembhard, a standout at Montverde (Fla.) Academy has also scheduled official visits to all four schools. (Scout.com)

Dayton lands four-star 2018 guard Dwayne Cohill

Dayton and new head coach Anthony Grant made a solid statement in the Class of 2018 on Monday night as four-star guard Dwayne Cohill pledged to the Flyers on Twitter. The 6-foot-3 native of Cleveland is the No. 92 overall prospect in the Rivals national 2018 rankings as he gives Grant a top-100 prospect during his first recruiting class. (NBC Sports)

Arkansas picks up commitment from 2018 four-star Keyshawn Embery

Arkansas scored its third Rivals150 commitment Saturday as Keyshawn Embery, a 6-foot-2 combo guard, pledged to the SEC program. Improving his standing this summer with the Oklahoma Run PWP program, Embery can be leaned upon for his versatility in the backcourt and three-point shooting. Embery’s final five were West Virginia, Texas A&M, Arizona State, Butler and Arkansas. (Rivals.com)

Louisville basketball wraps up Rivals150 junior David Johnson

Louisville has been one of the best at getting ahead in future basketball recruiting classes and on Friday evening, the Cardinals struck again with the commitment of 2019 combo guard David Johnson. A member of the Rivals150 and a four-star recruit, Johnson is another strong start for the ACC program in getting a leg up on its competitors within the junior ranks. (Rivals.com)

Four-star PF Immanuel Bates commits to NC State

Four-star big man Immanuel Bates verbally committed to NC State on Friday. Bates' commitment comes just a few days after completing his official visit to NC State's campus. He also met with Wolfpack head coach Kevin Keatts on Tuesday. Bates ultimately picked NC State over Georgetown, but he also strongly considered South Carolina and Georgia Tech. (Scout.com)

Video: 2020 five-star power forward Isaiah Todd highlights

Highlights of top 3 player from the 2020 class Isaiah Todd. Todd went head to head with the best players from the 2019 and 2020 classes at USA Basketball mini camp this summer. We'll see the five-star forward battle talent from the 2018 class in October at the USA Basketball training camp. Todd holds early offers from Kansas, Miami, Maryland, Baylor, NC State, Virginia and more. (Rivals.com)

Key basketball recruiting visits dot weekend landscape

Duke will have the No. 1 recruit in the country, R.J. Barrett, making his official visit to Durham. Not to be out done, Kentucky, who already hosted Barrett on an official visit, will host five-star prospects Keldon Johnson and Immanuel Quickley. Darius Days will be making his official visit to Louisville, and word is five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford is likely to make the short drive. (Scout.com)

Immanuel Quickley still working on Zion Williamson

One of the biggest recruiting storylines to emerge this summer was the potential pairing of top 10 recruits Zion Williamson and Immanuel Quickley at the college level. Quickley, who is down to Kansas, Kentucky and Miami, says he's still trying to make that happen. "I just talked to him tonight. I literally just texted him three minutes ago. We talked about trying to play together." (247 Sports)

Who are the biggest recruiting targets for coaches this week?

Kentucky coach John Calipari started his week with a trip to see five-star guard Quentin Grimes on Sunday and Keldon Johnson on Monday. He then headed to New England to see Simi Shittu at Vermont Academy (Vermont) on Tuesday morning. Calipari also saw Zion Williamson on Wednesday and is reportedly expected to go to California for Bol Bol this weekend. (ESPN.com)

Zion Williamson to visit Kansas for Late Night

Zion Williamson told Kansas coaches Bill Self and Kurtis Townsend that he planned to make an official visit to the KU campus the weekend of Late Night, which is slated for Sept. 30 at Allen Fieldhouse. Williamson will be one of nearly two dozen official and unofficial visitors to make the trek to the Fieldhouse for the first official practice of the 2017-18 season later this month. (KU Sports)

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2018 Player Rankings
1R.J. BarrettSFMontverde, FL 
2Zion WilliamsonSFSpartanburg, SC 
3Bol BolPFSanta Ana, CA 
4Cameron ReddishSFNorristown, PADuke
5Romeo LangfordSGNew Albany, IN 
6Jordan BrownPFRoseville, CA 
7Gerald LiddellSFCibolo, TXTexas
8Simi ShittuPFSaxtons River, VT 
9Tre JonesPGSaint Paul, MNDuke
10Darius GarlandPGBrentwood, TN 
11Khavon MooreSFMacon, GA 
12Immanuel QuickleyPGBel Air, MD 
13Moses BrownCJamaica, NY 
14Nazreon ReidPFRoselle, NJLSU
15Louis KingSFBurlington, NJ 
16Miles NorrisPFChula Vista, CAOregon
17Jahvon QuinerlyPGJersey City, NJArizona
18Reggie PerrySFThomasville, GAMississippi State
19Keldon JohnsonSGMouth Of Wilson, VA 
20Jalen SmithPFBaltimore, MDMaryland

2019 Player Rankings
1Vernon CareyPFFort Lauderdale, FL 
2James WisemanPFMemphis, TN 
3Charles BasseyPFLouisville, KY 
4Scottie LewisSGEatontown, NJ 
5Cole AnthonyPGNew York, NY 
6Matthew HurtSFRochester, MN 
7Bryan AntoineCGEatontown, NJ 
8Chol MarialCCheshire, CT 
9Balsa KoprivicaCFort Lauderdale, FL 
10D.J. JeffriesSFOlive Branch, MS 
11Ashton HagansPGCovington, GA 
12Cassius StanleySFStudio City, CA 
13Trendon WatfordSFBirmingham, AL 
14Christian BrownSFColumbia, SC 
15LaMelo BallPGChino, CAUCLA
16Precious AchiuwaSFBronx, NY 
17Tyrese MaxeySGGarland, TX 
18Jeremiah Robinson-EarlPFMission, KS 
19Onyeka OkongwuCChino, CA 
20Chandler LawsonPFMemphis, TN 


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