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Friday / October 20.
  • Recruiting Roundup: Weekend Visits and Tidbits

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    Here’s a look towards this weekend’s recruiting visits and other news. This list will be updated throughout the weekend.

    **Kentucky hosts 2018 recruits Zion Williamson, Darius Garland, and Bol Bol for “Big Blue Madness” this weekend (Oct. 13). They will also host 2019 prospects James Wiseman, DJ JeffriesTyrese Maxey, Keion Brooks, 2020 prospects Jalen Johnson and Jaemyn Brakefield, and 2021 prospect Zion Harmon. They will also host 2018 guard Immanuel Quickley, who committed to Kentucky last month. Wiseman will also visit Maryland on Sunday for an unofficial visit.

    **St. John’s hosts 2018 big man Jordan Brown this weekend for his first official visit at the “Red Storm Tip-Off”. They will also host 2019’s Jalen Gaffney, Dwight Davis, Cartier Bowman, and 2020’s Zed Key, Nate Tabor, and Noah Farrakahn.  Brown, who cut his list to seven in August, also has an official visit to UCLA planned for later this month (Oct. 20). California, Gonzaga, Louisiana-Lafayette, Nevada, and Oregon round out the rest of Brown’s final seven.

    **Romeo Langford, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from New Albany (IN) Senior High School, trips to North Carolina this weekend (Oct. 13) for his third official visit. Langford has already taken official visits to Vanderbilt (Sept. 22) and UCLA (Sept. 29) and has an official visit to Kansas planned for later this month (Oct. 27). Langford, who also has an unofficial visit planned to Indiana for later this month (Oct. 21), plans to cut his list to three in November, his father told ZAGSBLOG on Tuesday.

     

    **Quentin Grimes, the 6-foot-4 point guard from The Woodlands College Park (TX) High School, takes his third official visit to Kansas this weekend (Oct. 13). Grimes, who cut his list to four last month, has taken official visits to Texas (Sept. 22) and Kentucky (Sept. 29). He also has an official visit planned to Marquette for later this month (Oct. 20).

    **Emmitt Williams, the 6-foot-8 power forward from Oak Ridge (FL) High School, will take his first official visit to LSU this weekend (Oct. 12). Williams, who cut his list to seven in August, also has an official visit planned to Florida for later this month (Oct. 20).

    **Jairus Hamilton, the 6-foot-8 small forward from Cannon (NC) School, takes his first official visit to Maryland this weekend (Oct. 13-15). Hamilton took his first official visit to Boston College earlier this month (Oct. 4) and also has an official visit planned to Mississippi State later this month (Oct. 20-22).

    **Ayo Dosunmu, the 6-foot-4 combo guard from Morgan Park (IL) High School, trips to Illinois this weekend (Oct. 13) for his third official visit. Dosunmu, who cut his list to two earlier this week, also took an official visit to Wake Forest last month (Sept. 29). He also took an official visit to USC last month (Sept. 15) but is no longer considering the Trojans.

    **Will Richardson, the 6-foot-4 point guard from Oak Hill (VA) Academy, takes his fourth official visit to Gonzaga this weekend (Oct. 13). Richardson has taken official visits to Georgia (Sept. 15), Oregon (Sept. 29), and Ohio State (Oct. 6). He has no other visits planned.

    **Talen Horton-Tucker, the 6-foot-5 small forward from Simeon (IL) Career Academy, trips to Iowa State for his third official visit. Horton-Tucker, who named his final seven last month, has taken official visits to Xavier (Sept. 22) and Georgia Tech (Oct. 6). George Conditt, the newest Iowa State commit, spoke with D1Vision.com about the possibility of teaming up with Horton-Tucker. Horton-Tucker has no other visits planned.

    **Filip Petrusev, the 6-foot-10 power forward from Montverde (FL) Academy, takes his third and fourth official visits to Gonzaga (Oct. 12) and Utah (Oct. 14) this weekend. Petrusev has taken official visits to Tennessee (Sept. 29) and Vanderbilt (Oct. 1). With one official visit still remaining, Petrusev is also considering Arizona, Virginia, and Maryland.

    **Frankie Policelli, the 6-foot-8 small forward from Long Island Lutheran (NY) High School, will take his second official visit to Stony Brook this weekend (Oct. 13). Policelli took his first official visit to George Washington earlier this month (Oct. 6) and has no other visits planned.

    **Reggie Chaney, the 6-foot-7 power forward from Findlay (NV) Prep, trips to Wichita State this weekend (Oct. 13) for his third official visit. Chaney, who cut his list to eight last month, has taken official visits to Arkansas (Sept. 15) and Texas A&M (Sept. 29), and has an official visit planned to TCU for later this month (Oct. 20). He is also considering Memphis, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, and VCU.

    **Elias Valtonen, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Helsinki (FINL) Basketball Academy, takes his second official visit to Illinois this week (Oct. 10) after visiting Arizona State earlier this week (Oct. 8). He is only considering Arizona State and Illinois.

    **Diante Wood, the 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Sacred Heart Catholic (AL) School, will take his second official visit to Alabama this weekend (Oct. 13). Wood, who cut his list to four last month, took his first official visit to USF last month (Sept. 29). Although he has no other visits planned, he is also considering Auburn and Colorado State.

    **Neftali Alvarez, the 6-foot-1 point guard from Miami Christian (FL) School, takes his third official visit to UMass this weekend (Oct. 13). Alvarez has taken official visits to Arkansas State (Sept. 29) and Wichita State (Oct. 6). He has no other visits planned.

    **Trey Wertz, the 6-foot-5 combo guard from Providence Day (RI) School, will take his first official visit to Penn this weekend (Oct. 13). SMU will be in on Thursday to watch Wertz per Phenom.

    **Anthony Nelson, the 6-foot-4 point guard from South Kent (CT) School, takes his third official visit to Minnesota this weekend (Oct. 14). Nelson, who is down to three schools, has taken official visits to Dayton (Sept. 22) and Seton Hall (Sept. 28). He spoke ZAGSBLOG about his Seton Hall official visit last month.

    **Bryce Hamilton, the 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Pasadena (CA) High School, trips to Arizona State this weekend (Oct. 14) for his second official visit. Hamilton, who is down to six schools, took his first official visit to UNLV last month (Sept. 1) and has an official visit planned to Ohio State for later this month (Oct. 28). He is also considering Colorado, Nevada, and Utah.

    **Zion Young, the 6-foot-3 shooting guard from Simeon (IL) Academy, takes his first official visit to Western Illinois this weekend (Oct. 10-12).

    **Chance Moore, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Beckley (WV) Prep, trips to Wichita State this weekend (Oct. 16) for an official visit.

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