2. Where will Mohamed Bamba take his talents? The 7-foot center from the Westtown (PA) School and the PSA Cardinals is working with a list of seven schools: Duke, Kentucky, UConn, Michigan, Syracuse, Texas and Harvard. He has already taken unofficial visits to Harvard (Sept. 24) and Kentucky (Oct. 14), and officials to Michigan (Sept.) and Texas (Oct).
Hamidou Diallo dunk in front of Tony Barbee and 30 NBA guys pic.twitter.com/XLE8KwC3Pp— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) November 19, 2016
“I want to commit after the season,” Knox said last week at the City of Palms Classic. “I want to slow everything down and just take my time with it.”6. Will Brian Bowen pull the trigger soon? Brian “Tugs” Bowen, the 6-foot-7 small forward from La Lumiere (IN), expects to make his college decision relatively soon after the New Year. Ranked No. 13 by ESPN.com, he’s working with a top five of Arizona, Michigan State, N.C. State, Creighton and Texas. “That decision process is going very well right now,” Bowen said last week. “I’m down to my five schools, I’ve taken all of my official visits probably in a couple weeks, or going into January, I’ll make my decision, so we will see where it goes from here.” 7. Who will land Trae Young? With Quade Green’s commitment to Kentucky, they now have two guards in the Class of 2017 with Green and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, a 6-6 combo guard from Canada who plays at Hamilton Heights Christian (TN). Kentucky also remains in the mix for Diallo. What that means for Young — ranked No. 15 by ESPN.com — is open to interpretation. The 6-2 floor general from Norman (OK) North and MoKan Elite was believed to be focusing on Kentucky and Oklahoma, with Kansas and Oklahoma State among those also involved. With Green going to Kentucky, it remains unclear if they would take another point guard, or simply put all of their efforts into Diallo in terms of fortifying the backcourt. That could spell good news for Oklahoma, Young’s home-state school.