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Turgenia Knight, the mother of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Pine Crest guard Brandon Knight, says the family loved last weekend’s official visit to Kentucky and that six schools are in the mix for her son.
“The Kentucky visit was wonderful,” she said by phone.
“It was a very nice, kind of informal visit, to be honest. It was a relaxed visit.”
Asked if she got the impression that Brandon was a top priority for Kentucky coach John Calipari, Turgenia said, “Yes, I did.”
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Knight is the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2010, according to Rivals.
He is recovering from a stress fracture and is supposed to have a light work out Wednesday for the schools recruiting him, according to the New Haven Register.
The family is supposed to travel to UConn this coming weekend for Brandon’s second official visit.
“It’s supposed to be this week,” she said. “Supposed to but not definite. It depends on how my health is doing.”
Knight’s list includes Kentucky, UConn, Miami, Florida, Kansas and Syracuse.
“All the home visits are pretty much done,” Turgenia said.
Knight may take officials to several other schools, but no dates have yet been set.
“Yes, we’re going to visit but I’m not exactly sure when,” she said.
As for a timetable on deciding, she said: “When Brandon visits the schools and gets to go on campus and gets a feel on campus. When he feels in his heart where he’s most comfortable.”
Dave Beckerman, Knight’s coach at Pine Crest, says Knight may not decide until the spring.
“I don’t think he’s going to commit early,” Beckerman told the New Haven Register. “There are a lot of variables . He’ll look at who else commits to schools, how the team does, what’s coming back, and see where he fits in.”
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.
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