Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Knight Enjoyed UConn, Weighing Options; Terrence Jones Cuts List
Brandon Knight, the top prospect in the nation out of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Pine Crest, enjoyed his weekend visit to UConn and will visit several other schools before deciding — potentially in the spring.
“He had a good visit,” Pine Crest coach Dave Beckerman said Tuesday by phone before he took off for Italy for two weeks.
“He respects a great deal the UConn progmam and what they have done to develop kids to get to the pro ranks, which is an objective of his.”
Having missed out on guards Kyrie Irving and Josh Selby, UConn appears to be targeting the 6-foot-3, 185-pound Knight and Cory Joseph of Findlay (Nev.) Prep, who is tentatively slated to visit UConn Oct. 16. Joseph plans to cut his list and make it public in the coming days.
Knight has already visited Kentucky officially and plans to visit Kansas OCt. 16 for “Late Night in the Phog.”
Duke, Miami and Syracuse are also involved and Beckerman said Knight will likely visit Duke.
“He’s slowly starting to see the difference in programs,” Beckerman said.
“He’s starting to evaluate the differences between the progams and what program will fit his style of play and what program will enhance his game. Not only the program, it’s the coach as well. These are things that they’re looking at.”
Beckerman continues to believe Knight will wait until the spring to commit.
“Yes, they’re still looking at a longer-term decision,” he said.
TERRENCE JONES CUTS LISTTerrence Jones, the No. 3 PF in the nation out of Portland (Ore.) Jefferson, has cut his list and is considering these schools, according to his mother, Linda Mashia-Jones: UCLA, OKLAHOMA, WASHINGTON, KENTUCKY, ARIZONA and KANSAS. He will also tak an unofficial to OREGON.
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