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Anthony Walker, the 6-foot-8, 205-pound forward from Brewster (N.H.) Academy, visited Miami for his fourth official visit this past weekend.
He recapped the trip and also discussed the three other visits he has been on thusfar — Illinois (Sept. 3), Pittsburgh (Sept. 14) and Rhode Island (Sept. 21) – -as well as his upcoming final official to VCU (Oct. 19).
“It was great being out there [at Miami] just being able to see the coaches in person and spend a weekend with them and understand their goals,” he said Monday by phone. “It was great.
“Their message was that they wanted me to know as a freshman I would come in and be able to make an immediate impact, using my versatility. I wouldn’t be stuck at one position. They would have me all over the court.”
Trendon Watford, the 6-foot-9 multi-positional forward from Mountain Brook (AL) High School, took an official visit to Memphis this past weekend, the first of several he has planned in the coming months.
“This was my second time on campus with the new staff and just being able to see them practice and seeing the Memphis Madness, it was pretty much a great visit,” Watford said Monday by phone.
James Wiseman, the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2019, was also at the Midnight Madness event before going to the USA Basketball minicamp that began Friday in Colorado Springs, Colo. Boogie Ellis and Jahmius Ramsey were also at Memphis on officials, while Precious Achiuwa and DJ Jeffries were there on unofficials.
Asked if he talked to them about playing together, Watford said, “Me and James, we definitely talked about it. We played together in July [in AAU], so me, him and Boogie have talked about it.”