The Recruiting Rundown 2013: May

After the evaluation period ended about two weeks ago, coaches now have decided who to recruit. Who is Rick Pitino going after?





Point Guard

Kasey Hill
(Montverde Academy)
Montverde, FL
6-0/160 None Yes Committed to Florida
4 Tyler Ennis
(St. Benedict Prep)
Newark, NJ
6-2/175 Med Yes Arizona, Florida, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisville, Maryland, Rice, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Syracuse, Villanova, Virginia, Wake Forest, West Virginia
7 Solomon Poole
(Terry Parker HS)
Jacksonville, FL
5-11/165 Med No Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Tennessee
NR Darryl Baker
(Jeffersonville HS)
Jeffersonville, IN
6-2/170 Med No Butler, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan State, Xavier

My Board:

Obviously, Hill is committed to UF and Poole screams locker room cancer. Look for Ennis to possibly be added to the fold if everything goes correctly. A commit here is a longshot, but Ennis is being recruited.

Shooting guard

Matt Jones
(De Soto HS)
Desoto, TX
6-4/170 None Yes Committed to Duke
5 Isaac Hamilton
(St. John Bosco HS)
Bellflower, CA
6-4/175 Med Yes Arizona, Baylor, Colorado, Connecticut, Fresno State, Houston, Louisville, Oklahoma State, USC, Washington, UCLA
6 Sindarius Thornwell
(Lancaster HS)
Lancaster, SC
6-4/175 Med No Charlotte, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami (Fl), North Carolina State, Ohio State, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech
7 Anton Gill
(Ravenscroft School)
Raleigh, NC
6-4/180 Verbal Yes Committed to Louisville

My Board:

Very little developments here in the past month, outside of the fact that we're starting to really recruit Sindarius Thornwell. He's a very athletic 6-4 guard who reminds me of J.R. Smith. He shoots the lights out and has major hops. He is a possible addition to the class.

Small Forward

1 Jabari Parker
(Simeon Vocational HS)
Chicago, IL
6-7/215 Med Yes BYU, Connecticut, DePaul, Duke, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Ohio State, Washington
5 Brannen Greene
(Mary Persons HS)
Forsyth, GA
6-6/185 None Yes Committed to Kansas
10 Greg McClinton
(Winston-Salem Prep)
Winston-Salem, NC
6-6/165 Med No Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami (Fl), Missouri, North Carolina State, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Xavier

My Board:
Parker McClinton Greene

Again, there has been literally no activity here this month. We've lost interest in McClinton, and we maintain an outside shot with Parker.

Power Forward

School, Hometown
Video HT/ WT/ PPG Interest
Offer? Schools of Interest
8 Derek Willis
(Bullitt East HS)
Mount Washington, KY
6-9/200 None Yes Committed to Kentucky
10 Jarrell Martin
(Madison Preparatory Academy)
Baton Rouge, LA
6-7/210 Med No Alabama, Arizona, Baylor, Georgetown, Louisville, LSU, Marquette, Memphis, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, West Virginia
15 Jarquez Smith
(First Presbyterian HS)
Macon, GA
6-9/220 Med No Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, South Carolina
16 Malik Price-Martin
(Monsignor Pace HS)
Miami, FL
6-8/175 Med No Louisville, Miami (Fl), Ohio State, South Carolina, Syracuse
17 Kuran Iverson
(Northwest Catholic HS)
West Hartford, CT
6-8/190 Med No Arizona, Connecticut, Georgetown, Kentucky, Louisville, Rutgers, Saint John's (NY), Seton Hall, Villanova
18 Kris Jenkins
(Gonzaga College HS)
Washington, DC
6-5/235 Med No Clemson, Georgetown, Louisville, Miami (Fl), Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Seton Hall, South Carolina, Villanova, West Virginia, Xavier
19 Devin Williams
(Withrow HS)
Cincinnati, OH
6-8/225 Med No Cincinnati, Georgetown, Illinois, Louisville, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, UCLA, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Xavier
NR Jermaine Lawrence
(Pope John XXIII HS)
Sparta, NJ
6-8/195 Med Yes

Baylor, Florida, Fordham, Kansas, Louisville, Miami (Fl), Rutgers, Saint John's (NY), Seton Hall

My Board:
Martin Montrezl Harrell (Virginia Tech, Class of 2012)
Smith Lawrence

This group will be interesting depending on Montrezl. Greenburg was fired at VT, and he could ask for a release, although the holdup seems to indicate that there's a chance that he may not. VT also retained the assistant that recruited him. Keatts coached Harrell at Hargrave. You all know about Martin, Smith has recieved a small amount of attention, and Lawrence has an offer and is about to get a fourth star.


School, Hometown
Video HT/ WT/ PPG Interest
Offer? Schools of Interest
1 BeeJay Anya
(Dematha Catholic HS)
Hyattsville, MD
6-8/255 Med Yes Florida, Georgetown, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Texas, UCLA, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia
2 Kennedy Meeks
(West Charlotte HS)
Charlotte, NC
6-8/255 Med Yes Clemson, Florida State, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Maryland, Miami (Fl), North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech
4 Moses Kingsley
(New Albany/S.Tippah/Union Co.)
New Albany, MS
6-9/225 Med No Arkansas, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State
6 Dominic Woodson
(Vermont Academy)
Saxtons River, VT
6-9/240 Med No

Baylor, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisville, Maryland, Memphis, Michigan, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas

My Board:
Kingsley (Tie) Meeks (Tie)
Jimmie Taylor (4*, High Interest. Also recruiting- Georgetown, Alabama)
Marcus Lee (4*, Med Interest. Also recruiting- Just about every big time program)
BeeJay Anya

Here's where the news has been. As usual, Kingsley seems to be at the top of the list. The main man to watch here is Meeks. He has a great collection of offensive skill, including soft hands, great touch, a jumpshot, and good rebounding ability. Yes, he may remind you of Samardo, but Samardo did average 15 and 7 with questions about effort. Anyway, Meeks is my favorite here, and we seem to be emerging on his list. Look for him, Kingsley, or even both to commit. Jimmie Taylor is a hot name around, and Louisville has picked up his recruitment. They are firmly in the mix for him with G'town and Bama. Marcus Lee is the single hottest name around in the recruiting world. Think Danuel House last July, or Kris Dunn in August. BeeJay Anya is an enigma, but IU seems to lead. Overall, Kingsley and Meeks bring two completely different skill sets, and both appear to be seriously considering Louisville. I think we'll nab both. I especially like Meeks' game.

Overall Prediction- Kennedy Meeks, 4*, C Moses Kingsley, 4*, C Anton Gill, 4*, SG Jarrell Martin, 5*, PF Sindarius Thornwell, 4*, SG OR Tyler Ennis, 5*, PG

So we'll defintely sign at least two bigs here, along with Gill, and possibly Thornwell or Ennis. With how pivotal this class is, look for CRP to burn up the trail this year. Go Cards.


Of the three main targets at center, Kennedy Meeks, Moses Kingsley, and Jimmie Taylor, which do you prefer? If you answer neither, please explain in the comments.

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