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Wednesday / November 20.
  • Recruiting Roundup: Rafus Delays Decision, Turner Poised to Announce; Temple, St. Joe’s, Indiana, VCU Add Commits (UPDATED)

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    Here’s a quick update on some college announcements:

    **Dre Perry, a 6-6 small forward from Baltimore Polytechnic (MD), will announce Friday at 6 p.m. between Temple, Kansas State and Virginia Tech.

    **Andre Rafus, the 6-9 small forward from Baltimore (MD) Lake Clifton, said he will “delay” his decision after initially planning to announce on Friday between Seton Hall, Kansas, TCU and Georgetown.

    TEMPLE ADDS MOORMAN

    J.P. Moorman, a 6-foot-7 small forward from Greensboro (N.C.) Day School, verbally committed to Temple.

    Moorman is the second player to commit Fran Dunphy’s team in the Class of 2017, following Roselle Catholic combo guard Nate Pierre-Louis.

     

    ST. JOE’S ADDS POWER FORWARD

    St. Joe’s added a pledge from Anthony Longpre, a 6-9 power forward from Ellicott City (MD) Glenelg Country School.

    Longpre was the player who was on an official visit to George Washington when Mike Lonergan was fired and the coach never showed up to a planned dinner with the recruit.

    He joins 6-8 power forward Taylor Funk in coach Phil Martelli’s class.

     

    VCU ADDS MOBLEY

    VCU continued its recent run of recruiting success by adding 6-9 power forward Sean Mobley.

    The Montverde (FL) big man joins point guard Lavar Batts and power forward Marcus Santos-Silva in Will Wade’s 2017 class.

     

    INDIANA ADDS JUSTIN SMITH

    Justin Smith, a 6-7 small forward from Lincolnshire (IL) Adlai Stevenson, committed to Indiana this week.

    The No. 17 rated player at his position, he also considered Villanova.

    Smith joins 6-4 shooting guard Al Durham in Tom Crean’s class.



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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.