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As the July live period has come to an end, college staffs are huddling together to come up with a game plan on how to attack the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014 and even 2015. Here is a rundown of some of the activity from recent days.
Temple offered Terrence Samuel, a 2013 point guard from New Heights (pictured courtesy New York Post). Samuel and his teammate, Shamiek Sheppard ’13, will take an unofficial visit to Iowa State the last week of August. While both have an offer from the school, Sheppard states that he is currently favoring the Cyclones.
Sunday was the last day of the long and brutal July recruiting period.
But there was no time for rest for the coaches in the Kyle Anderson Sweepstakes.
When Anderson scored 14 points and the Playaz emerged with a 68-67 triple-overtime victory over New Heights at 11 p.m. for the End of Summer Classic at Albright College in Reading, Pa., a few brave souls were still standing.
Of the approximately 10 coaches still in attendance were Billy Donovan of Florida, John Thompson III of Georgetown, Kevin Willard and Shaheen Holloway of Seton Hall and Rico Hines and Tony Chiles of St. John’s. (Steve Lavin was grounded in California by the loss of his wallet or he would’ve been there.).