“Cincinnati did call a couple times and I gave them a positive recommendation on his attitude and his work ethic,” Byrnes said. Riek’s former teammate, Thon Goak, will enroll at Lesley College in Boston, Byrnes said. **Speaking of big guys, St. Benedict’s is picking up a 6-11, 210-pound rising junior center named Blaise Mbargorba from Cameroon. He will play AAU ball with the New Jersey Roadrunners under Sandy Pyonin. “He’s been trying to get over to the U.S. for the past year and has finally gotten here,” St. Ben’s coach Dan Hurley said. “He’ll be a very highly recruited kid. **In other recruiting news, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins is working very hard on landing Aaric Murray, a 6-10 center from the Glen Mills (Pa.) School. Huggins was sitting courtside at The College of New Jersey Wednesday watching Murray, the No. 6 center in the Class of 2009 according to Rivals. **Memphis commit Angel Garcia reportedly hasn’t qualified and will enroll at Wabash Community College. Yet a source close to the Memphis program says this report is “not true.” **Jody Demling reports that Louisville has gained a commitment from 2010 small forward Josh Langford. “I have been thinking about it for a long time,” Langford told Demling. “I wanted to make an early decision and I have always wanted to be a Cardinal. So I called them up.” **Scout.com reported that Burlington (N.J.) Life Center Academy senior Khalil Murphy is listing Indiana, Virginia Tech, Texas, Michigan State and Ohio State. Murphy is a 6-7 forward. **Arizona gained and lost a recruit this week. 6-foot-6, 195-pound wing Solomon Hill committed to Arizona.
“Me, my dad and coach thought it would be the best fit for me being a guard,” Hill told GOAZCats.com. “Their production with shooting guards and small forwards getting to the next level, that’s a big thing for me, especially with coach Lute (Olson) coming back.” But 6-foot-8 power forward Greg Smith chose to re-open his recruitment and re-commit to hometown Fresno State. “Arizona was a soft verbal,” Smith told Scout.com’s Fresno State site. “Ever since I committed, I was just thinking. At first, I thought [Arizona] was the school for me, but I wanted to be at a school where I belonged. It doesn’t matter where you play. If you can play, you can get to the next level from anywhere. That is why I went with my heart and Fresno State.”