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College Basketball Recruiting

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

Five-star power forward Trendon Watford nearing decision

Five-star had planned to announce his college decision Saturday at the Jordan Brand Classic. That plan has been scrapped and the senior power forward is still in decision making mode. The timing just wasn't right to do things on Saturday but it shouldn't be too much longer until Watford picks between Alabama, Indiana, LSU, and Memphis. (Rivals.com)

Jaden McDaniels updates recruitment, talks about Washington and Kentucky

Five-star forward participated in the Jordan Brand Classic, and he gave an update on his recruitment. The No. 5 overall player in the 2019 class has a top five of Kentucky, San Diego State Texas, UCLA, and Washington, but he said he is taking the process slowly. When it comes to Washington, it is home for McDaniels, which he admits is alluring. (247 Sports)

Long list of schools reaching to potential transfer Jordan Brown

College interest is pouring in for former McDonald’s All-Americana and five-star recruit . Last week the Nevada freshman power forward put his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal. While there’s still a chance he’ll stay in Reno, Kentucky, Arizona, Cal, Oregon, Baylor, Miami, Pitt, Ohio State, Louisiana-Lafayette, and others have reached out. (247 Sports)

Where things stand with Kansas basketball recruiting

The Jayhawks are in a very good spot with R.J. Hampton, a five-star junior who likely will reclassify into the 2019 class. most likely will return for his sophomore year after putting his name into the NBA Draft. Along with or Tristan Enaruna, and maybe a transfer, and the Jayhawks are in a better spot than many might believe. (Rivals.com)

Akron grad transfer Daniel Utomi headed to USC

Southern California has added forward Daniel Utomi to its basketball roster for next season. Coach Andy Enfield said Tuesday that Utomi is expected to graduate from Akron soon with a degree in sports management. Utomi joins guard Quinton Adlesh, who is graduating from Columbia. Both players will have one season of eligibility remaining. Utomi also received interest from UNC. (Associated Press)

Precious Achiuwa to take official visit to Memphis

Five-star forward will take an official visit to Memphis this weekend. Achiuwa, a 6-foot-9 forward, ranks No. 13 overall and No. 3 in Florida in 247Sports' composite rankings for the 2019 recruiting class. Achiuwa, who also visited Memphis in October, is being recruited by several other programs including UNC, Kansas and Connecticut. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

Rayjon Tucker declares for NBA Draft, sets another visit

, arguably the best grad transfer on the market, declared for the NBA Draft on Monday, but he's leaving the option open to return to college. Tucker, a 6-foot-5 guard out of Charlotte, originally announced that he would graduate from Little Rock and transfer. Tucker took an official visit to West Virginia last weekend and also is considering UNC, among others. (247 Sports)

Recruiting Analyst: Longhorns Lead for Greg Brown

I do not think to Texas is a done deal, but it's fair to say that the Longhorns are probably the favorite as Brown has been to the Austin campus a number of times and his relationship with Shaka Smart is very strong. However, Memphis and North Carolina both have a good shot at Brown, who wants to cut his list to seven this summer. (Rivals.com)

Panther Creek's Justin McKoy commits to Virginia

Virginia added a third commitment to its 2019 basketball recruiting class on Monday when small forward pledged to the Cavaliers. McKoy, a 3-star recruit, joins 4-star center Kadin Shedrick, and 4-star point guard Casey Morsell in the class. The Cary, North Carolina native was believed to be deciding primarily between the Cavaliers and UNC. (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

2019 4-star combo guard Harlond Beverly commits to Miami

Following an official visit to Georgia, 4-star combo guard Harlond Beverly has decided to commit to the Miami Hurricanes. Beverly, a native of Detroit, had a tremendous senior season at Montverde Academy in Florida. That comfort with the state combined with the job that the Hurricanes did recruiting him, led Beverly to decide in favor of Miami. (247 Sports)

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