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As the World Turns: Henrys, Dodson, Beatty; Louisville Offers Mike Taylor
I think everyone is ready for this Xavier Henry/C.J. Henry/Lance Stephenson situation to come to an end…Here are a few updates on that and other related topics.
**A source within the Kentucky program said they hope to “hear something by the end of the day” regarding a visit by the Henrys. As I wrote yesterday, Carl Henry said the boys would visit Kentucky this weekend. Xavier also says in the above interview with The Shiver, “I think me and my brother are going to take a visit up there.”
However, Jayhawkslant.com reported that Xavier has his prom on Friday, meaning if he were to visit Kentucky this weekend, it couldn’t happen until Saturday…Stay tuned.
**Will Coleman, the 6-9 big man from Miami-Dade College, told Memphis coach Josh Pastner during a Monday visit in Miami that he will honor his commitment to the school.
“I’m sticking with my commitment,” Coleman said, according to Dan Wolken’s blog. “[Pastner] just told me about the style of play and his morals and standards and beliefs and stuff like that. I like him. I think he’s a real good guy.”
**As for 6-6 small forward Darnell Dodson of Miami-Dade, he has not yet reaffirmed his commitment to play for Pastner. Both players signed in the fall.
**A third Miami-Dade player, point guard, James Beatty was supposed to visit Memphis this past weekend, but did not. He is being hotly pursued by a number of schools, including Rutgers.
**All appears quiet on the Lance front for now. The Kansas, Maryland and St. John’s coaches are all waiting anxiously while pulling their hair out, but it may take Xavier to announce first before we hear from Lance.
**John Wall told me last week he would cut his list down to “three or four schools” this week, but I have yet to hear anything more on that. The 6-4 point guard is due to visit Miami this weekend.
**Also, Louisville became the latest school to offer a scholarship to 6-3 sophomore shooting guard Mike Taylor of Brooklyn Boys & Girls. Read more on him here.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.