Recruiting Roundup - 8/13/12
Visits, commitments and general recruiting news
This weekend saw a lot of developments in the recruiting landscape. Prized recruits received new offers, others took visits, and some finally decided where they will play their college basketball.
UConn adds a shot-blocker
Kentan Facey, a 6-9 shot-blocker from New Rens AAU, has officially committed to UConn. Facey is a versatile athlete that posseses great defensive instincts around the basket and runs the floor well for someone his size. The New York native finally landed on UConn after considering UCLA, Louisville, and Georgetown.
Pitts chooses Arizona
West Coast product Elliott Pitts has committed to Arizona. The 6-5 shooting guard plays his AAU ball for the Bay Area Hoosiers. Pitts' commitment further bolsters an already-stacked Arizona backcourt, featuring talented-guard Gabe York. Pitts chose the Wildcats over programs such as Washington, Virgina, and California.
Crawford staying local
Over the weekend Memphis gained an important commitment from local prospect and 6-5 guard Markel Crawford. The 2013 product toured the AAU circuit with the Memphis Magic this summer. Crawford selected Memphis in spite of offers from Florida, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.
USC gets verbal commitment from Prince
After earning a commitment from guard Kendal Harris last week, Head Coach Kevin O'Neil and USC gained another verbal commitment, this one coming from Roschon Prince. Prince is a tremendous defender that should be able to contribute at the next level, especially if he continues to develop his jumpshot. A standout for California Supreme, Prince chose the Trojans over Arizona, Arizona State, and San Diego State.
Jenkins trims list
Kris Jenkins of DC Assault and Gonzaga (DC), cut his recruitment list down to five schools, including (in no particular order): Rutgers, Villanova, Clemson, Xavier and Miami. Jenkins is a 6-6 forward, in the mold of Charles Barkley, who spent most of the summer recovering from injury.