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Monday / August 8.
  • Recruiting Roundup: Weekend Visits

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    By JACOB POLACHECK & ADAM ZAGORIA

    Here’s a look towards this weekend’s recruiting visits and other news. This post will updated throughout the weekend:

    **P.J. Washington, the 6-foot-7 power forward from Team Penny and Findlay (NV) Prep, takes his first official visit to Kentucky this weekend. He is also slated to visit UNC next weekend, along with Arizona and Texas next month. Washington is down to eight schools: UCLA, Arizona, N.C. State, Kansas, Texas, Kentucky, UNLV and UNC.

    **Tremont Waters, the 5-11 point guard from Notre Dame (CT), will visit Kentucky this weekend along with Washington, before hitting Indiana and Kansas the following two weekends. He’s also considering Georgetown and Yale, among others.

    **Matt Coleman, the 6 foot, 170-pound point guard from Oak Hill (VA), will take his first official visit to Duke this weekend. He will also visit Stanford (Sept. 30), Kansas (Oct. 15), Syracuse (Oct. 22), and Texas (Oct. 29). Coleman named his final five earlier this week.

    **Trae Young, the 6-2 point guard from Norman (OK) North, visits home-state Oklahoma this weekend. He’s also slated to hit Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Kentucky and Kansas, with Oklahoma and Kentucky the perceived leaders.

    “I wouldn’t anticipate anything before November or December,” Ray Young told the Herald-Leader of a possible decision. “But things could change.”

    **Collin Sexton, the 6-2 point guard out of Mableton (GA) Pebblebrook, will take his third official visit this weekend to Oklahoma State. Sexton took officials to NC State and Alabama earlier this month and plans to take his official to Kansas next month (Oct.1).

    **DJ Harvey, the 6-6 shooting guard from DeMatha Catholic (MD) High School, will take his third official visit to Alabama this weekend after visiting Notre Dame last week. Harvey also took an official to Louisville earlier this month.

    **Justin Smith, the 6-7 wing from Lincolnshire (IL) Adlai Stevenson, visits Villanova this weekend after seeing MIchigan, xavier and Indiana. He visits Stanford next weekend.

    **Darryl Morsell, the 6-4 combo guard from Baltimore (MD) Saint Joseph, vists Notre Dame this weekend.

    **Thomas Allen, the 6-2 shooting guard from Brewster (N.H.) Academy, trips to Nebraska this weekdn.

    **Oak Hill’s Devontae Shuler, a 6-3 shooting guard, is on an official visit to South Carolina this weekend before tripping to Oklahoma State next weekend and Ole Miss later on.

    **Walter Whyte, the 6-5 St. Luke’s and PSA Cardinals forward, visits Davidson this weekend before hitting BU, Northeastern and San Diego.

    **Illinois hosts Abu Kigab, the 6-7 Prolific Prep small forward who also visited Oregon and will visit Cal.

    **Marquette hosts 6-7 Michigan wing Jamal Cain.

    **Grand Canyon hosts 5-10 Imhotep Institute (PA) point guard Daron Russell, who has also visited Western Kentucky, La Salle and Rhode Island and will visit SMU.

    **R.J. Cole, the St. Anthony’s point guard, visits Howard this weekend after hitting BU and Monmouth.

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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.