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Saturday / September 30.
  • Recruiting Roundup: Weekend Visits & Tidbits

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    Here’s an early look at this weekend’s recruiting visits. This list will be updated throughout the weekend.

    **Diamond Stone will visit Wisconsin on an official, according to Mark Miller of the Wisconsin Yearbook. The 6-foot-10 Milwaukee (WI) Dominican big man will then trip to UConn next weekend. He has already visited Maryland and Oklahoma State. Stone’s father, Robert, told that there is no set date for an announcement, despite previous reports he would announce Nov. 12.

    **UCLA will host 2015 big men Brandon Ingram and Stephen Zimmerman. Both Ingram and Zimmerman have been at Kansas and Kentucky the previous two weekends.

    **Indiana will host an impressive group for Hoosier Hysteria, including 6-10 Huntington (W.V.) Prep big man Thomas Bryant for a second consecutive weekend, according to Inside the Hall and other reports. Bryant was at Indiana last weekend after previously visiting Syracuse and Mizzou. Indiana will also host Miles Bridges and Curtis Jones of Huntington Prep, according to Inside the Hall, while Queens (N.Y.) Christ the King guard Rawle Alkins is also expected. The 6-5 Alkins will visit Villanova Friday night and Indiana Saturday.

    **Rozelle Nix, a 7-footer from Pensacola (FL) State, visits Pittsburgh after tripping to South Carolina and Loyola Marymount. He is expected to decide next week after the Pitt visit.

    **P.J. Dozier, a 6-7 shooting guard from Columbia (S.C.) Spring Valley, visits South Carolina after already tripping to Michigan, Georgetown and North Carolina. He hits Louisville next weekend.

    **Tyus Battle, a 6-6 2016 combo guard from Gladstone (N.J.) Gill St. Bernard’s, will be at Duke’s Countdown to Craziness after visiting Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness last weekend and Syracuse the week before. Battle is expected to cut his list in December. Harry Giles and Dennis Smith are also expected, per Jeff Borzello of ESPN.

    **Brandon Sampson, a 6-4 shooting guard from Baton Rouge (LA) Madison, visits USC after tripping to St. John’s last weekend. He’s also considering Cal, UCLA, Texas A&M and LSU.

    **Kobi Simmons, a 6-5 2016 point guard from Alpharetta (GA) St. Francis, visits Missouri.

    **Huntington Prep power forward Ted Kapita is at Arkansas after visiting Memphis this week.

    **Terrance Ferguson, a 6-7 2016 point guard from Prime Prep (TX), visits Oklahoma State, per Borzello.

    **Mario Kegler, a 6-7 2016 small forward from Arlington (FL) Country Day, visits Tennessee, per Borzello.

    **Speaking of Villanova, here’s a list of who’s expected: Tim Delaney, Donte Divincenzo, Jalen Brunson, Omari Spellman, Corey Manigault, Nasir Brooks, Peyton Pritchard, Lamar Stevens, A.J. Brodeur, DeAndre Hunter, Lonnie Walker, Quade Green, Jordan Tucker, D.J. Harvey, Aaron Thompson, Dahmir Cosby-Roundtree, Nick Alikakos, Cameron Reddish and Nick Richards.

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    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.

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