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Wednesday / October 23.
  • Recruiting Roundup: Weekend Visits and Tidbits

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    Here’s a look towards this weekend’s recruiting visits and other news. 

    **Nick Richards, the 6-foot-11 big man from St. Patrick’s (N.J.) High School, will take his first official visit to Kentucky this weekend before heading to Arizona next weekend. He’s also considering Syracuse, UConn and Indiana.

    **Hamidou Diallo, the 6-6 shooting guard from Putnam (CT) Science Academy, is taking an unofficial to Syracuse, as reported here.

    **Quade Green, the 6-1 point guard from Neumann-Goretti (PA), is also visiting Syracuse, per Mike Waters of the Post-Standard. Green is also considering Kentucky and Duke, among others.

    **Trevon Duval, the 6-3 point guard from IMG (FL) Academy, will visit Kansas this weekend for “Late Night in the Phog.” Duval has not planned any official visits yet and is down to nine schools including Kansas, Maryland, Villanova, and Oregon, among others.

    **Tremont Waters, the 5-11 point guard from Notre Dame (CT) High School, will take his fourth official visit to Kansas this weekend for “Late Night in the Phog.” Waters has previously taken visits to Indiana (Sept. 23), Kentucky (Sept. 16), and Georgetown (Sept. 9). His final list also includes Duke, UConn, and Yale.

    **Collin Sexton, the 6-2, 175-pound point guard from Pebblebrook (GA) High School, will take his fourth official visit to Kansas this weekend for “Late Night in the Phog.” Sexton has taken official visits to Alabama (Sept. 9), NC State (Sept. 15), and Oklahoma State (Sept. 16). Also included in Sexton’s final 10 are Villanova, UNC, Arizona, Florida, Georgia Tech, and Iowa State.

    **Troy Brown Jr., the 6-7 small forward from Centennial (NV) High School, will take his fourth official visit to Kansas this weekend for “Late Night in the Phog.” Brown has already taken visits to Ohio State (Sept. 2), Alabama (Sept. 9), and Oregon (Sept. 23). He also has a visit to Georgetown planned for next month (Oct. 5).

    **Billy Preston, the 6-8 power forward from Oak Hill (VA) Academy takes his first official visit to Kansas this weekend for “Late Night in the Phog.” Preston has no other official visits planned. He recently opened up his recruitment after focusing on a few schools.

    **Cody Riley, a 6-7 power forward from Sierra Canyon (CA) High School will take his first official visit to Kansas this weekend for “Late Night in the Phog.” Riley has not taken any official visits yet, but he took an unofficial to UCLA last month (Aug. 15). He recently cut his list to five: Kansas, USC, Oklahoma, UCLA and Connecticut.

    **Immanuel Quickley, the 6-3 point guard from John Carroll (MD), takes an unofficial to Kansas. He will also take unofficials to Miami, Kentucky, Louisville, Virginia and Duke in the next month.

    **Daejon Davis, the 6-4 combo guard from Seattle (WA) Garfield, visits Stanford after hitting Oregon last weekend. He also has visits set to Gonzaga (Oct. 7), Arizona (Oct. 14) and Washington (Oct. 21).

    **Trae Young, the 6-2 point guard from Norman North (OK) High School, began his second official visit to Texas Tech on Thursday (Sept. 29-Oct. 1). Young has already taken an official to Oklahoma (Sept. 16) and plans to visit Kentucky (Oct. 14) and Kansas (Oct. 21). 

    **Lonnie Walker, the 6-5 shooting guard from Reading (PA) High School, takes his first official visit to Miami (Sept. 30) this weekend. Walker has mentioned plans to take an official visit Syracuse in the future but, has not announced any dates. Walker recently cut his list of schools to five: Miami, Syracuse, Arizona, Villanova, and Kentucky. 

    **Darryl Morsell, a 6-4 combo guard from Mount St. Joseph (MD) High School, will take his third official visit to Maryland this weekend (Oct. 1). Morsell has already taken visits to Notre Dame (Sept. 17) and Villanova (Sept. 24) and has plans to visit Dayton next month (Oct. 22). Morsell announced his top five of Villanova, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Maryland, and Dayton last month.

    **Charles O’Bannon Jr., the 6-5 shooting guard from Bishop Gorman (NV) High School, takes his first official visit to UCLA this weekend (Sept. 30). O’Bannon is currently down to four schools and has planned visits with all of them: UCLA (Sept. 30), USC (Oct. 7), NC State (Oct. 21), and Texas (Nov. 11).

    **Matt Coleman, the 6 foot, 170-pound point guard from Oak Hill (VA) Academy, takes his second official visit to Stanford this weekend (Sept. 30). Coleman took an official to Duke earlier this month (Sept. 16) and plans to visit Kansas (Oct. 14), Syracuse (Oct. 21), and Texas (Oct. 28).

    **Kris Wilkes, the 6-8 small forward from North Central (IN) High School, will take his second official visit to Indiana this weekend (Oct. 30). Wilkes is currently down to five schools and has already visited Illinois (Sept. 9) and UCLA (Sept. 23). He also plans to visit Xavier (Oct. 28) and UConn (Nov. 3).

    **Jamir Harris, the 6-1 shooting guard from St. Patrick’s (N.J.), will take his official to Minnesota after committing to the Big Ten school last week.

    **Marcus McClary, the 6-4 combo guard from St. Patrick’s (N.J.), visits Monmouth this weekend.

    **Chaundee Brown, a 6-5 shooting guard from The First (FL) Academy, takes his second official visit to Wake Forest this weekend (Sept. 30). Brown previously visited Kansas (Sept. 2) and has no other visits planned.

    **Garrison Brooks, the 6-9 power forward from Lafayette (AL) High School, trips to Georgia this weekend for an official visit.

    **Nick Claxton, a 6-9 small forward from Legacy (SC) Charter, trips to Georgia this weekend for an official visit to Georgia this weekend for an official visit (Sept. 30).

    **Kimani Lawrence, a 6-7 small forward from New Hampton (N.H.) School, takes his second official visit to USC this weekend (Sept. 30). Lawrence is down to five schools and has already taken an official to Arizona State (Sept. 23). He has plans to visit Pittsburgh (Oct. 7), Florida (Oct. 14), and Texas (Oct. 21).

    **Hasahn French, the 6-7 power forward from Commonwealth (NY) Academy, trips to Saint Louis this weekend for his first official visit (Sept. 30). French recently named his final four of Marquette, UNLV, Saint Louis, and Massachusetts.

    **Saint Louis also hosts Blair (N.J.) Academy point guard Matt Turner, who is also considering Pittsburgh, George Washington and Santa Clara.

    **Creighton commit Tyshon Alexander, the 6-4 shooting guard from Oak Hill (VA), visits his future school.

    **Walter Whyte, a 6-5 small forward from St. Luke’s (CT) School trips to Northeastern this weekend (Sept. 30).

    **Mayan Kiir, a 6-9 power forward from Victor Rock (FL) Prep, takes his first official visit to N.C. State this weekend (Sept. 30).

    **N.C. State also hosts Brewster (N.H.) Academy guard Thomas Allen, who previously visited Nebraska.

    **Washington commit Blake Harris also visits campus this weekend.

    COMMITS

    **South Carolina on Thursday landed a commitment from Ibrahim Doumbia, a 6-7 small forward from Miami Country Day and the PSA Cardinals. The news was first reported by Andrew Slater of 247Sports.com.

    **Auburn landed a pledge from Class of 2019 four-star power forward Jared Jones of Mableton (GA). He is Bruce Pearl’s fist commit in 2019.

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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.