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Nunez to Visit UK; Jones Still Considering KU; Knight Axes Duke from List
Angel Nunez is the latest high-profile recruit planning to visit Kentucky for Big Blue Madness Oct. 16.
“I spoke to [Kentucky assistant] Orlando [Antigua] and I’m supposed to be going down there,” Nunez said by phone. “Chances are, yes.”
Eric Martinez, Nunez’s mentor, said nothing was definite and plans still had to be worked out.
The 6-foot-7 Nunez, a New York native, is a junior wing at the Winchendon (Mass.) School. He has offers from Louisville, Arizona, UConn, Rutgers, St. John’s, West Virginia, Arkansas, Indiana and Virginia. He is the No. 11 small forward in the Class of 2011.
Kentucky has interest, but has yet to offer. Nunez said Kentucky coach John Calipari or one of his assistants was planning to come to Winchendon next week.
“I don’t have a real favorite,” Nunez said.
Other high-profile recruits headed to Kentucky that weekend include C.J. Leslie, Tobias Harris, Kyrie Irving, Quincy Miller, Marquis Teague, Achraf Yacoubou and others.
JONES STILL CONSIDERING KANSASTerrence Jones is still considering Kansas, despite rumors to the contrary.
“He still wants them on the list,” his mother, Linda Mashia-Jones, said. “We haven’t set up an official visit with them but he still wants to consider them.
The 6-8, 220-pound Jones out of Portland (Ore.) Jefferson is also considering UCLA, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Washington, Arizona and Oregon.
KNIGHT AXES DUKE FROM LIST
Jerry Meyer of Rivals reports that Brandon Knight, the No. 1 recruit in the nation, has crossed Duke off his list. Perhaps Knight expects Kyrie Irving to commit there and is planning ahead.
Knight has visited Kentucky and UConn and told Meyer he may visit Kansas at a time other than Oct. 16.
Syracuse may also get an official, said Knight, who has been limited because of a stress fracture.
HUBERT VISITING MARYLAND, ANDERSON HITTING MIAMIDesmond Hubert, a 6-11, 185-pound junior center from New Egpyt (N.J.), will take an unofficial to Maryland this weekend. Hubert is the No. 7 center in the Class of 2011…As reported earlier, Paterson Catholic sophomore guard Kyle Anderson will visit Miami this weekend.
Anderson, Seton Hall Prep junior guard Sterling Gibbs and St. Patrick wing Michael Gilchrist, the consensus No. 1 player in the Class of 2011, will attend a fall mini-camp on Oct. 9-11 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. They are preparing for the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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