Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Here’s a look towards this weekend’s recruiting visits and other news.
**Kentucky hosts 2017 wing Kevin Knox for his official along with 2017 UK pledge PJ Washington and 2018 guard Zion Williamson for an unofficial visit. Five-Star power forward Mohamed Bamba took an official to UK last week (Jan.20). There are expected to be 38 NBA personnel at Rupp Arena Saturday for Kentucky’s matchup against Kansas.
**St. John’s hosts an impressive group of recruits for Sunday’s game with Xavier at Madison Square Garden, including 2017 forward Derrick Walker, 2018’s Naz Reid, Moses Brown, Luther Muhammad, Khalid Moore, Boubacar Diakite, Christian Hinckson, Jared Rhoden, and 2019’s Khalil Whitney, Scottie Lewis, Bryan Antoine, Alex Klatsky, AhmaduSamor, Aidan Igeihon, Elijah Perry, Kareem Reid and Jalen Gaffney among others.
**Brian Bowen, the five-star small forward from La Lumiere (IN) School, will visit Michigan State Sunday as they take on in-state rival Michigan. Bowen has said that he plans to make his college decision shortly after.
**Villanova hosts 2018’s Brandon Slater, Jalen Smith, Prentiss Hubb and Jahvon Quinerly for their game vs. UVA Sunday.
**Wake Forest hosts an impressive group for their game against Duke on Saturday including 2018’s Jaylen Hoard, Aaron Wiggins, John Newman, Immanuel Bates, Aaron Nesmith, Hunter Tyson, Will Dillard and 2019’s Wendell Moore,Josh Nickelberry, Josiah James,Justin McKoy,Silas Mason, and Camren Hayes.
**Shamiel Stevenson, the 6-6 small forward from Hillcrest (AZ) Prep, will take an official to Pittsburgh this weekend per his coach.
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