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Friday / August 17.
  • By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Jaelyn Withers, the 6-foot-9, 212-pound wing from Huntersville (N.C.) North Mecklenburg and the Team Loaded NC AAU program, has picked up several high-major offers in recent days.

    “The latest to offer were Louisville, Pittsburgh, Providence, and UConn,” Withers said Wednesday. Three of those programs have new coaches — Louisville (Chris Mack), Pittsburgh (Jeff Capel) and UConn (Dan Hurley).

    Still, he said Virginia, Florida and Louisville “have been in touch the most.”

    Withers was the second leading scorer last weekend at the D.C. Adidas Gauntlet event, averaging 16.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.

    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Maurice Calloo, the 6-foot-9, 230-pound forward from Huntington (W.V.) Prep, will take several visits in the coming weeks as he approaches a college decision.

    Calloo, who left Oak Hill Academy (VA) several weeks ago and landed at Huntington Prep, will not visit St. John’s this weekend as originally planned, a source told ZAGSBLOG. Calloo plans to trip to Ole Miss and Illinois soon. Michigan and UConn also remain in the mix for the Windsor, Ontario native.

    He broke down his top suitors:

     

    Illinois: “Illinois is Big Ten. Those guys get nitty gritty, down and dirty. So that’s the type of schools I like, too. So Big East and Big Ten are really tough conferences.”

    Ole Miss: “You got a new coach, Coach [Kermit] Davis was at Middle Tennessee and was recruiting me to go there. He reached out to me and wanted me to come down there for a visit, and he still wants me so really bad.”