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Saturday / December 15.
  • 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.

    **Syracuse on Saturday hosted Isaiah Stewart, the 6-foot-9 forward from La Lumiere (IN) and the Albany City Rocks. Stewart, a Rochester, N.Y., native, has previously visited Washington (Sept. 21.) and Kentucky (Sept. 28). He also lists Duke, Indiana, Michigan State and Villanova.

    **Kentucky will host a number of recruits this weekend (Oct. 12) for “Big Blue Madness,” including 2019 Vernon Carey Jr., who is set to take his second official visit. Unofficial visitors include 2020’s R.J. HamptonJalen JohnsonJaemyn Brakefield, A.J. Hoggard, and 2021’s Terrence ClarkeJ.T. Thor, and Joshua Primo.

    Carey Jr., the 6-foot-10 center from University (FL) School who cut his list to five in May, took his first official visit to Michigan State (Feb. 10) and has visits planned to Duke (Oct. 19), Miami (Oct. 26), and North Carolina (Nov. 2). He also took an unofficial visit to Miami last month (Sept. 27).

    All three 2019 commits Tyrese Maxey, Kahlil Whitney, and Dontaie Allen will also attend Big Blue Madness. Allen will be taking his official visit, while Maxey and Whitney’s visits will be unofficial. Maxey took his official visit to Kentucky last month (Sept. 21) and Whitney took his official visit on August 3.

    **James Wiseman, the 7-foot center from East (TN) High School, trips to Vanderbilt this weekend (Oct. 14) for his third official visit. Wiseman, who cut his list to five earlier this month, has taken official visits to Kentucky (Sept. 7) and Kansas (Sept. 29), and took an unofficial visit to Memphis last month (Sept. 13). He also has official visits planned to Memphis (Oct. 19) and Florida State (Oct. 25).

    **Jaden McDaniels, the 6-foot-11 power forward from Federal Way (WA) High School, trips to San Diego State this weekend (Oct. 12) for his first official visit. McDaniels, who named his final five in September, has no other visits planned. He is also considering Kentucky, Texas, UCLA and Washington.

    **Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, the 6-foot-8 power forward from IMG (FL) Academy, takes his fifth official visit to Arizona this weekend (Oct. 12). Robinson-Earl, who cut his list to five last month, has taken official visits to Notre Dame (Sept. 7), Villanova (Sept. 14), North Carolina (Sept. 21), and Kansas (Sept. 28).

    **N’Faly Dante, the 6-foot-11 center from Sunrise Christian (KS) and Mokan Elite, is on an official to Oregon and will trip to LSU next weekend, per Andrew Slater.

    **Jeremy Roach, the 2020 point guard from Paul VI (VA) Catholic, will take his first official visit to Duke this weekend (Oct. 12). Roach also has an unofficial visit planned to Villanova next month (Nov. 3).

    **Akok Akok, the 6-foot-9 power forward from Putnam Science Academy (CT), trips to UConn this weekend (Oct. 13) for his third official visit. Akok, who cut his list to five last month, has taken official visits to Providence (Sept. 28) and Georgetown (Oct. 6). He also has official visits planned to Syracuse (Oct. 20) and Pittsburgh (Oct. 23).

    **Zeke Nnaji, the 6-foot-11 power forward from Hopkins (MN) High School, takes his second official visit to Arizona this weekend (Oct. 13). Nnaji, who cut his list to five last month, took his first official visit to Kansas (Oct. 5-7) and has visits planned to UCLA (Oct. 20), Baylor (Oct. 27), and Purdue (Nov. 2).

    **Boogie Ellis, the 6-foot-2 combo guard from Mission Bay (CA) High School, will take his fourth official visit to North Carolina this weekend (Oct. 12). Ellis, who cut his list to eight in August, has taken official visits to USC (Aug. 31), Oregon (Sept. 21), and Arizona (Sept. 28). He will take his final official visit to Duke (Oct. 27).

    **Malik Hall, the 6-foot-7 power forward from Sunrise Christian (KS) Academy, trips to Oregon this weekend (Oct. 12) for his fourth official visit. Hall, who cut his list to five in August, has taken official visits to Purdue (Sept. 14), Oklahoma (Sept. 21), and Michigan State (Oct. 5). He is also considering Texas.

    **Drew Timme, the 6-foot-10 center from J.J. Pearce (TX) High School, takes his third official visit to Alabama this weekend (Oct. 12). Timme, who named his top ten in August, has taken official visits to Texas A&M (Sept. 7) and Gonzaga (Oct. 5).

    **Josh Green, the 6-foot-6 small forward from IMG (FL) Academy, will take his official visit to Arizona this weekend (Oct. 11-13). Green committed to Arizona earlier this month, joining Nico Mannion and Christian Koloko as the third commit in the Wildcats 2019 class.

    **Marcus Watson, the 6-foot-6 shooting guard from Buford (GA) High School, takes his fifth official visit to Oregon this weekend (Oct. 13). Watson, who cut his list to four in September, has taken official visits to Texas Tech (Sept. 7), Oklahoma State (Sept. 14), and Georgia Tech (Sept. 21). He also took an official visit to Boston College (Aug. 31) but cut them from his list.

    **Oregon will also host 2019 center Isaac Johnson for his second official visit this weekend (Oct. 12). Johnson, the 6-foot-11 center from American Fork (UT), took his first official visit to Utah (Oct. 6).

    **Qudus Wahab, the 6-foot-10 center from Flint Hill (VA) School, trips to UConn this weekend (Oct. 12) for his first official visit. Wahab, who cut his list to five last month, will also take official visits to Virginia Tech (Oct. 19-21) and Pittsburgh (Nov. 2-4). He is also considering Georgetown and Syracuse.

    **Damion Baugh, the 6-foot-3 combo guard from Tennessee (TN) Preparatory Academy, will take his third official visit to Auburn (Oct. 12). Baugh has also taken official visits to TCU (Sept. 14) and Georgetown (Sept. 28).

    **Chris Ledlum, the 6-foot-7, 225-pound small forward from the NY Jayhawks AAU program and Norhtfield Mount Hermon (MA), takes an official to Georgetown after visiting Harvard and Yale.

    **Georgetown is also hosting Myron Gardner, the 6-foot-6 small forward from Loyola (MI).

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