After the evaluation period ended about two weeks ago, coaches now have decided who to recruit. Who is Rick Pitino going after?
ANTON GILL, SG, 4*
|6-0/160||None||Yes||Committed to Florida|
(St. Benedict Prep)
|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|
(Terry Parker HS)
|5-11/165||Med||No||Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Tennessee|
|6-2/170||Med||No||Butler, Indiana, Louisville, Michigan State, Xavier|
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.
(De Soto HS)
|6-4/170||None||Yes||Committed to Duke|
(St. John Bosco HS)
|6-4/175||Med||Yes||Arizona, Baylor, Colorado, Connecticut, Fresno State, Houston, Louisville, Oklahoma State, USC, Washington, UCLA|
|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|
|6-4/180||Verbal||Yes||Committed to Louisville|
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.
(Simeon Vocational HS)
|6-7/215||Med||Yes||BYU, Connecticut, DePaul, Duke, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Ohio State, Washington|
(Mary Persons HS)
|6-6/185||None||Yes||Committed to Kansas|
|6-6/165||Med||No||Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami (Fl), Missouri, North Carolina State, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Xavier|
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.
|Video||HT/ WT/ PPG||Interest
|Offer?||Schools of Interest|
(Bullitt East HS)
Mount Washington, KY
|6-9/200||None||Yes||Committed to Kentucky|
(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|
(First Presbyterian HS)
|6-9/220||Med||No||Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, South Carolina|
(Monsignor Pace HS)
|6-8/175||Med||No||Louisville, Miami (Fl), Ohio State, South Carolina, Syracuse|
(Northwest Catholic HS)
West Hartford, CT
|6-8/190||Med||No||Arizona, Connecticut, Georgetown, Kentucky, Louisville, Rutgers, Saint John's (NY), Seton Hall, Villanova|
(Gonzaga College HS)
|6-5/235||Med||No||Clemson, Georgetown, Louisville, Miami (Fl), Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Seton Hall, South Carolina, Villanova, West Virginia, Xavier|
|6-8/225||Med||No||Cincinnati, Georgetown, Illinois, Louisville, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, UCLA, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Xavier|
(Pope John XXIII HS)
Baylor, Florida, Fordham, Kansas, Louisville, Miami (Fl), Rutgers, Saint John's (NY), Seton Hall
Martin Montrezl Harrell (Virginia Tech, Class of 2012)
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.
|Video||HT/ WT/ PPG||Interest
|Offer?||Schools of Interest|
(Dematha Catholic HS)
|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|
(West Charlotte HS)
|6-8/255||Med||Yes||Clemson, Florida State, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Maryland, Miami (Fl), North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech|
(New Albany/S.Tippah/Union Co.)
New Albany, MS
|6-9/225||Med||No||Arkansas, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State|
Saxtons River, VT
Baylor, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisville, Maryland, Memphis, Michigan, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas
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)
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.
QUESTION OF THE MONTH:
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.