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Delaware Transfer Ithiel Horton Picks Pitt

Wednesday evening, former Delaware shooting guard Ithiel Horton made the decision to transfer to the Panthers. Despite getting interest from many high major programs, in the end Horton selected Pitt over Arkansas. Prior to making his decision public, Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke with Horton about his reasons for picking Pitt and other topics. (Pittsburgh Sports Now)

Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma State prioritizing Isaiah Todd

This time of year, rising seniors are figuring out which schools are serious about them. That’s the case with five-star power forward . “Kentucky, Maryland, and Oklahoma State the most,” Todd said about who is prioritizing him. “I hear from Kentucky a lot, Oklahoma State a lot, Maryland, because I’m from Baltimore, they reach out a lot.” (247 Sports)

Virginia lands four-star wing Jabri Abdur-Rahim

The Virginia Cavaliers filled their last open spot in UVA’s 2020 recruiting class with their highest-ranked recruit in the cycle. Blairstown (N.J.) Blair Academy small forward announced Wednesday that he’s committed to the Cavaliers. According to the 247Sports Composite, Abdur-Rahim is ranked as the No. 11 small forward in the country. (247 Sports)

247 Sports Updated 2021 Basketball Recruit Rankings

The biggest storyline of the 2021 recruiting class is the immense talent that sits atop the list. There’s star power, good depth of elite recruits and a top three that has separated themselves from the pack. While sits at No. 1 in the latest update, you could certainly make a strong case for Patrick Baldwin or at the pole position. (247 Sports)

2021 forward Jabari Smith, son of former NBA player, vaulting up the recruiting rankings

On the day before basketball prospects in the class of 2021 were allowed to start receiving direct contact from college coaches, Georgia native Jabari Smith ran down his list of early scholarship offers and interest, then talked about who else he’d like to hear from. “Everybody wants to hear from the blue bloods,” Smith said. “Duke, Kentucky, Kansas — all those big programs.” (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Updates on Peach Jam, Mizzou, Kentucky, and more

In order of most likely to least likely, I see it as Cam’Ron Fletcher, Ryan Kalkbrenner, and then staying home in Missouri. I know Fletcher has added offers from North Carolina, Kentucky, and Kansas and that Michigan State has been strong, but I think Cuonzo Martin and staff have been getting their message through to him and have a legit chance. (Rivals.com)

Cade Cunningham Named Nike EYBL Most Valuable Player

Put the time in, get results. That's the exact recipe that took into his preparation for the 2019 Nike Elite Youth Basketball season. If his season-long showing this spring is any indication, there's no need to tinker with the ingredients. Cunningham dazzled during the EYBL regular season, averaging 25.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 5.2 assists. (D1 Circuit)

Most important basketball recruiting week of the summer begins

Maybe the most important week of the summer is here as college basketball coaches will hit the road from coast to coast to watch players during a live period. In this week's Starting Five, Eric Bossi previews what he'll be looking for on the road. Also, Michigan picked up an important basketball commit, it's too early to worry about , and more. (Rivals.com)

Nike Peach Jam returns for 24th year

The Nike Peach Jam was always going to happen in 2019. Had the NCAA not allowed the Nike Peach Jam to extend into an extra week of the NCAA live period, the scope of the tournament wouldn’t have been the same. The teams would have still competed, the level of basketball would have remained competitive, but the hundreds of coaches and spectators would have decreased. (Augusta Chronicle)

Four-star Mark Williams discusses recruitment plans, potential Duke visit, more

He’s taken visits to Stanford and Virginia and most recently landed a Duke offer this Spring, has broken out and seen his recruitment blossom. He’s played extremely well for Boo Williams on the EYBL circuit and now he will help his team make a run this summer at Peach Jam. But, once their run at Peach Jam is over, Williams will take his recruitment off pause. (Stock Risers)

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