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Oak Hill (Va.) Academy boasts two of the top seniors in the nation in 6-4 combo guard Doron Lamb of Queens and 6-7 small forward Roscoe Smith.
Both players and their families will be busy over the next few days hosting home and school visits. Here’s the tentative schedules of both.
ROSCOE SMITH HOME VISITS (per his dad)
Sept. 9 – UConn, Kansas
Sept. 10 – Georgetown
Sept. 13 – Florida
Sept. 16 – UCLA
Sept. 17 – Duke
VISITORS TO OAK HILL
UConn, Duke, UCLA, Florida, Georgetown, Memphis, Kansas
DORON LAMB PLANNING VISITSCalvin Lamb, the father of Oak Hill guard and Queens, N.Y. native Doron Lamb, said the family is planning the following in-home visits.
Sept. 10 – Kentucky
Sept. 12 – Arizona
“We have a couple in-home visits. We have Kentucky Thursday and Arizona Saturday up here in Queens,” Calvin said.
Kentucky head coach John Calipari is in town and attended the U.S. Open Tuesday night. He will meet with Tobias Harris and his family tonight and Doron’s family Thursday.
As far as officials, Calvin said Doron — the co-MVP of last month’s Boost Mobile Elite 24 game here in New York — would likely visit Kentucky, Kansas and Oklahoma. Reports had surfaced that Lamb would definitely visits Kansas for “Late Night in the Phog” Oct. 16, but Calvin said only, “It might happen.” Kansas coaches will visit Oak Hill on Thursday.
Calvin also mentioned Arizona and UConn as options.
“I think UConn, Kentucky, Kansas, Arizona, Oklahoma, it’s up to him,” Calvin said. “We got to sit down and talk it over and see whose strongly interested in him and what’s the best situation for him and we’ll take it from there.”
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