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.
Recruiting Roundup: Battle to Visit UConn; Calipari, Hoiberg, Anderson Watch Tatum, Monk; Bridges Adds Louisville Offer; Eggleston to Visit Maryland
Here’s a few quick hits on recruiting on this Rivalry Week in football:
**Tyus Battle, the 6-foot-6 2016 combo guard from Gill St. Bernard’s, will visit UConn Sunday for the Texas game, Scout.com reported. Battle recently cut his list to 11 and is now considering UConn, Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Syracuse, Villanova and Virginia. Watch our SNY.tv documentary on Tyus here.
**UConn head coach Kevin Ollie also called on Kobie Eubanks, the 6-5 shooting guard from Fort Lauderdale (FL) Elev8 Sports Institute who recently decommitted from Baylor.
**Kentucky’s John Calipari and Kenny Payne, Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg and Arkansas’ Mike Anderson watched 2016 studs Jayson Tatum and Malik Monk Saturday night in Arkansas. The 6-4 Monk went for 45 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block as Bentonville (AR) beat St. Louis Chaminade, 86-77. The 6-7 Tatum posted 31 points, 18 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 steals in the loss.
**Miles Bridges, a 6-6 2016 small forward from Huntington (W.V.) Prep, picked up an offer from Louisville after playing in front of Rick Pitino Friday night, according to Ben Roberts of the Lexington Herald-Leader. He also holds offers from UConn, Florida, Michigan State and Kansas, among others.
**Melo Eggleston, a 6-8 2017 small forward from Baltimore (MD) Clinton Christian, will take an unofficial to Maryland on Sunday.
“It’s close to home and that’s always a good thing,” he told SNY.tv, “I talk to one of their freshman, Jared Nickens, often. And Melo Trimble came from the same AAU program as me, which is good as well.”
As for who’s recruiting him the hardest, he said: “Right now Kansas, Baylor, Syracuse, and Xavier are coming the hardest.”
Eggleston has already visited Syracuse for Midnight Madness and said he plans to visit Xavier soon and UCLA sometime next year. He also wants to visit Baylor and Kansas.
**Traci Carter, a 6-foot 2015 point guard from Burlington (N.J.) Life Center, may visit Louisville Sunday, he told Scout.com. He said he also wants to visit St. John’s after recently picking up an offer from the Johnnies.
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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