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Recruiting Roundup: Moore Sticks With Indiana; Juiston to Visit DePaul; Calipari, Larranaga Visiting 2018s
New Indiana coach Archie Miller now has locked up all three members of Tom Crean’s 2017 recruiting class by securing the commitment of Clifton More to go along with those of Justin Smith and Al Durham.
“Clif decided to remain with Indiana after talks with Archie Miller,” his father told ZAGSBLOG Monday morning.
“We’re on good terms,” the 6-foot-10 Moore told ZAGSBLOG after putting up 11 points as the Blue team lost to the Red Team, 170-162, in the Jordan Regional Game at Barclays Center on Friday. “I need to call him one more time [this weekend] because the due date is Monday for the release because I asked for it 30 days ago so I’m going to try to make a decision.”
After Crean was fired on March 16, both Durham and Moore asked for their releases. Durham has since re-committed (as has Smith), while Moore wanted to know if Miller planned to redshirt him.
“I’m focused on making the best decision but Indiana looks pretty good, the way I fit in the system,” Moore said. “The recruits, I already know them, too. We run the same stuff. He told me where he was going to put me, transition, all that stuff.”
As for what skillset he would bring, Moore said: “Versatile. I can play down low but I have a primary game on the perimeter and I can create mismatches. I can guard multiple positions and I see myself fitting perfectly in his system.”
JUISTON VISITS IOWA STATE, DEPAUL NEXTShakur Juiston, the 6-7 wing from Hutchinson (KS) Community College, will visit DePaul beginning Tuesday after hitting Iowa State this weekend and UNLV last weekend.
Juiston, who recently cut his list to nine schools, averaged 17.3 points, 12.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.8 blocks per game in 37 games for as Hutchinson won the NJCAA national title. The former Paterson (N.J.) Eastside standout was named the MVP of the event.
QUICKLEY HOSTING MIAMI, KENTUCKYImmanuel Quickley, the Class of 2018 point guard John Carroll (MD), hosts Miami coach Jim Larranaga on Monday and Kentucky coach John Calipari after hosting Kansas and Maryland last week.
Calipari has been visiting 2018 targets, including Archbishop Molloy 7-foot-1 big man Moses Brown and 6-10 Naz Reid of Roselle (N.J.) Catholic.FREE THROWS
Transferring Notre Dame wing Matt Ryan will take an official to Cal-Berkeley beginning Monday night after also hitting Vanderbilt. His dad said he’s also considering Georgetown and George Washington…Sandro Mamukelashvili, the 6-foot-10, 220-pound power forward from Montverde (FL) Academy, will take an official to Seton Hall on Tuesday. South Carolina, Vanderbilt and USC are also in the mix but one source said he’s “leaning hard toward Seton Hall.”….Transferring UConn big man Steven Enoch visited Louisville this past weekend….Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard is expected in Monday for 2018 Naz Reid of Roselle Catholic, with Kansas, Rutgers and St. John’s expected Wednesday…Notre Dame will see 2018 Hudson Catholic shooting guard Luther Muhammad Tuesday at the school…2018 Paul VI shooting guard Brandon Slater visits Villanova Monday and Maryland Thursday. Miami visits him Wednesday…Kansas’ Norm Roberts will have an in-home Tuesday with 2018 point guard Jahvon Quinerly, who is also considering Arizona, Seton Hall, Villanova and Stanford, among others…2018 forward Zion Williamson will have a home visit Tuesday with Kansas’Bill Self and Wednesday with Clemson’s Brad Brownell.
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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