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Friday / May 24.
  • Shabazz Muhammad, the No. 1 shooting guard in the Class of 2012, confirmed that he will visit North Carolina for the “Late Night With Roy” event in October.

    “I’m going to North Carolina for Midnight Madness,” Muhammad said by phone from the Boost Mobile Elite 24 event in Venice Beach, Calif.

    Muhammad, out of  Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High School, has already taken unofficials to Carolina and Duke.

    He said he’s also considering Kentucky, Memphis, UCLA, Texas, Kansas and UNLV.

    Rutgers added to its 2011 recruiting haul Thursday when shooting guard Malick Kone verbally committed to Mike Rice’s program.

    ZAGSBLOG first reported Kone’s intentions to commit to Rutgers Aug. 16.

    The 6-foot-6, 194-pound Kone was born in Guinea in West Africa and has only been in the United States for 19 months.

    He will be a senior at St. George (Va.) Blue Ridge and plays for DC Assault.

    “I committed to Rutgers because [associate head] Coach [David] Cox was recruiting me to Georgetown and he never gave up on me until today,” Kone said by text. “He trusted in my game. It’s a good program with a good education. Rutgers is a good place for me to show people that I’m good and bring my team to the top of the Big East as a leader.

    Amir Garrett, a four-star wing from Las Vegas, says St. John’s and Oregon top his recruiting list right now.

    “I’m considering St. John’s and Oregon,” the 6-foot-6, 194-pound Garrett said by phone from the Boost Mobile Elite 24 game in Venice Beach, Calif. “They’re at the top right now.”

    The No. 16 small forward in the Class of 2011 according to Rivals, Garrett is also considering Boston College, Kansas and Miami.

    Garrett, who will play at national power Findlay Prep in Las Vegas this season, said  he’s still planning out his schedule of official visits with his father

    “I’m gonna visit Kansas for sure, and Miami,” he said. “I took an unofficial to Boston College already. I might try to take an official there.”

    Jabari Brown’s list of seven schools has now expanded to nine schools.

    Sort of.

    His father, David, said Maryland and Miami are now being considered along with the original seven of Cal, Washington, Oregon, St. John’s, Georgia Tech, UConn and DePaul.

    “He’s reconsidering Maryland at this point,” David Brown said Wednesday night by phone. “He’s also kind of looking at Miami a little bit. Jabari was originally not that interested in them. Now he’s a little more interested.”

    The 6-foot-5 Brown of Oakland, Calif., is the No. 5 shooting guard in the Class of 2011.

    Quincy Miller wants to play with his buddy Deuce Bello in college.

    The 6-foot-9 1/2, 210-pound Miller isn’t sure if the two Westchester (N.C.) Country Day teammates will wind up together, but that would be their preference.

    “We’ve got to find a school that fits both our styles,” Miller, the No. 1 power forward in the Class of 2011, said by phone from the Boost Mobile Elite 24 game in Venice Beach, Calif.

    Right now it looks like Louisville could fit the bill.

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