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Thursday / July 7.
  • College coaches begin reaching out to 2023 stars

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    On Tuesday morning at midnight, NCAA coaches were permitted to start reaching out to rising juniors and many of the top 2023 players in the nation began receiving calls.

    **Mikey Williams, the 6-foot-2, 175-pound combo guard from Lake Norman (NC) Christian, has heard from Tennessee State since the contact period began, per Recruit News.

    **Omaha Biliew, the 6-foot-8, 200-pound power forward from Montverde (FL) Academy, has heard from Kentucky, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Gonzaga, Memphis, Ohio State, Iowa and Iowa State.

    **Kwame Evans Jr., the 6-foot-8, 190-pound small forward from Montverde (FL) Academy, picked up an offer from LSU shortly after the contact period began. He has also been contacted by Kentucky, Auburn, Virginia, Northwestern, Columbia and Michigan.

    **Simeon Wilcher, the 6-foot-4, 165-pound combo guard from Roselle Catholic (NJ), received an offer from Memphis and Bryant shortly after the contact period began. He has also heard from LSU, Nebraska, Pitt, Duke, Auburn, UConn and George Washington.

    **JJ Taylor, the 6-foot-8, 185-pound small forward from Kenwood (IL) Academy, received offers from Kentucky, Florida, Gonzaga and Michigan since the contact period began.

    **Robert Dillingham, the 6-foot-1, 160-pound point guard from Combine (NC) Academy, has received offers from Wake Forest and NC State since the contact period began. He has also been contacted by Arkansas, Kentucky and Duke.

    **Baye Fall, the 6-foot-10, 205-pound center from Denver (CO) Prep Academy, received an offer from Maryland on Tuesday. He has also been contacted by Memphis, Kentucky, Arkansas and Colorado.

    **Mookie Cook, the 6-foot-7, 200-pound small forward from Jefferson (OR), received an offer from USC on Tuesday. He has also been contacted by Kentucky, Memphis, UCLA, Arizona, Oregon and Gonzaga.

    **Mackenzie Mgbako, the 6-foot-7, 185-pound small forward from Gill St. Bernard’s (NJ) School, has received offers from LSU, Ohio State and George Washington since the contact period began. He also received texts from Duke, Kansas, Villanova, Florida State, UConn, Memphis, Maryland, Providence, West Virginia, U Penn, Northwestern and Columbia.

    **Kris Parker, the 6-foot-6, 170-pound shooting guard from Crossroad (FL) Academy, has been contacted by Florida, Florida State, Ole Miss, Ohio State and Coastal Carolina since the contact period began.

    **Ja’Kobe Walter, the 6-foot-5, 180-pound shooting guard from McKinney (TX), has heard from Kentucky, Florida, Ohio State, Arkansas, Gonzaga, Michigan, Kansas State, Baylor, Tennessee, Memphis, Texas and Oklahoma State since the contact period began.

    **Jeremiah Johnson, the 6-foot-2, 160-pound point guard from Norman North (OK), has heard from Gonzaga, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, SMU, Kansas and Iowa State since the contact period began.

    **Kanaan Carlyle, the 6-foot, 170-pound combo guard from Milton (GA), has received offers from Tennessee and Miami since the contact period began. He has also heard from Auburn, Georgia, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Florida, Stanford, Tulane, George Washington, North Carolina, Cincinnati and Dayton.

    **Tyler Smith, the 6-foot-9, 205-pound power forward from Fort Bend Bush (TX), has heard from Kentucky, Texas Tech, Florida State, Arkansas, Georgia, Texas and Houston since the contact period began.

    **K.J. Lewis, the 6-foot-4, 185-pound shooting guard from Chapin (TX), has heard from Kentucky, Arkansas, Gonzaga, Ole Miss, Baylor, Georgia, Texas Tech, Texas, Houston, SMU and George Washington since the contact period began.

    **Caleb Foster, the 6-foot-2, 170-pound point guard from Oak Hill (VA) Academy, picked up an offer from Memphis shortly after the contact period began.

    He has also heard from Ohio State, Stanford, Virginia Tech, Louisville, Wake Forest, Elon, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Georgia, Duke, NC State, Virginia, College of Charleston, Memphis and Clemson.

    **Jeremy Fears, the 6-foot-1, 165-pound point guard from La Lumiere (IN) School, has received an offer from Memphis shortly after the contact period began.

    He has also heard from Kentucky, Kansas State, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ole Miss, Arizona State and Iowa since the contact period began.

    **Jalen Lewis, the 6-foot-8, 215-pound center from Bishop O’Dowd (CA), has received offers from Arizona State and Texas Tech since the contact period began.

    **Rayvon Griffith, 6-foot-4, 180-pound shooting guard from Taft (OH), picked up offers from Arizona State and Penn State on Tuesday.

    He is set to talk to coaches from Kentucky, Duke, Cincinnati, Oklahoma State, UCLA, Florida State and Texas.

    **Taison Chatman, the 6-foot-3, 170-pound shooting guard from Totino-Grace (MN), has received offers from Nebraska and Louisville since the start of the contact period.

    He has also been contacted by Kentucky, Minnesota, Arkansas, Ohio State, Butler, Dayton, UCLA, Oklahoma State, UConn, Kansas State and Iowa State.

    **Taylor Bol Bowen, the 6-foot-8, 195-pound small forward from Brewster (NH) Academy, has received offers from Marquette, Ohio, USC, Maryland and Brown since the start of the contact period.

    He has also heard from Georgia, George Washington, Arkansas, Penn State, Iowa, Tulane, Cincinnati, Charleston, UConn, Duke, La Salle, Kansas, Yale, Columbia, Dayton, Northwestern, Arizona, Xavier, Rutgers, Butler, Boston College and Cal.

    **Isaiah Collier, the 6-foot-1, 160-pound point guard from Wheeler (GA), has received offers from Miami, NC State and Louisville since the start of the contact period.

    He has also been contacted by Stanford, USC, Auburn, Alabama, Gonzaga, Georgia, Florida State, Florida, Ole Miss, Dayton, Virginia, Arkansas, George Washington, Memphis and Tulane.

    **Bryson Warren, the 6-foot-2, 155-pound combo guard from Link Year (MO) Academy, has received an offer from Arizona State since the start of the contact period.

    He has also heard from Tennessee, George Washington, Florida, Memphis, Tennessee State, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Gonzaga, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Auburn, Kansas, Coastal Carolina, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Iowa State, Maryland and Duke since the contact period began.

    **Curtis Williams Jr., the 6-foot-5, 180-pound small forward from Brother Rice (MI), has heard from Alabama and Michigan since the contact period began.

    **G.G. Jackson, the 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward from Ridge View (SC), has received offers from Tennessee, LSU, NC State and Maryland since the contact period began.

    He has also been contacted by the College of Charleston.

    **Stephon Castle, the 6-foot-5, 180-pound small forward from Newton (GA), has picked up offers from Vanderbilt, Florida and USF since the start of the contact period.

    He has also heard from Kentucky, George Washington, Wichita State, Georgia Tech, Arkansas, Illinois, Georgia, Tulsa and Tulane.

    **Jahnathan Lamothe, the 6-foot-4, 180-pound combo guard from St. Frances (MD) Academy, has received offers from Maryland and Ohio State since the start of the contact period.

    He has heard from Tulsa, Illinois, Butler, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Pitt, George Washington, Arizona State, Memphis, Tennessee and Penn State since the contact period began.

    **Chris Lockett Jr., the 6-foot-3, 180-pound combo guard from Isidore Newman (LA), has heard from Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa State, George Washington, Xavier and Southern Miss since the contact period began.

    **Marvel Allen, the 6-foot-4, 190-pound combo guard from Calvary Christian (FL) Academy, has received offers from Alabama, Georgia and Memphis since the start of the contact period.

    Allen has also been contacted by Florida State, Virginia Tech, Stanford, Miami, George Washington and Illinois.

    **Brandon Gardner, the 6-foot-7, 185-pound power forward from Gray (SC) Academy, has picked up offers from Memphis, Kansas, Maryland and Auburn since the start of the contact period

    He was also contacted by Kentucky, Georgetown, LSU, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, NC State, Ole Miss, Wake Forest, USC and George Washington.

    **Aaron Bradshaw, the 7-foot, 210-pound center from Camden (NJ), has received offers from Bryant, UCLA, Penn State and Rutgers since the start of the contact period.

    He has also been contacted by LSU, Miami, Baylor, Florida State, Illinois, Memphis, West Virginia, Syracuse, UConn, Kansas State and St. Joseph’s.

    **Isaiah West, the 6-foot-1, 170-pound combo guard from Goodpasture (TN) Christian School, has heard from Memphis, Ole Miss, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Missouri, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt and Georgia since the contact period began.

    **Jayden Lemond, the 6-foot-3, 170-pound point guard from Blair (NJ) Academy, has heard from Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Penn, Butler, Providence, Oklahoma State, Iona, Boston College, Penn State, Marquette, Auburn, George Washington, Georgia Tech, Georgetown, Georgia and Tulane since the contact period began.

    **DeShawn Harris-Smith, the 6-foot-4, 180-pound shooting guard from Paul VI Catholic (VA), has received offers from VCU, Maryland, Saint Joseph’s, LSU and Radford since the start of the contact period.

    He has also been contacted by George Mason, Xavier, Butler, Penn State, La Salle, East Carolina and George Washington.

    **Kaleb Glenn, the 6-foot-6, 200-pound small forward from Louisville (KY) Male, has received offers from Indiana, Louisville, South Carolina, Wake Forest and Arizona State since the start of the contact period.

    He has also been contacted by Kansas, Kentucky, Arkansas, Memphis, Illinois, Ohio State, Wake Forest and Indiana.

    **John “Jazz” Gamble, the 6-foot-6, 175-pound small forward from Charlotte (FL), has received offers from Air Force and Portland since the start of the contact period.

    He has also heard from Michigan, Memphis, Elon, Wyoming and George Washington since the contact period began.

    **Gus Yalden, the 6-foot-8, 240-pound center from IMG (FL) Academy, has heard from Virginia Tech, Ole Miss, Ohio, Wake Forest, Gonzaga, Arkansas and Georgia since the contact period began.

    **Rodney Gallagher, the 6-foot, 160-pound point guard from Laurel Highlands (PA), has heard from West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Ohio State and Wake Forest since the contact period began.

    Gallagher is considered a four-star football prospect as well.

    **Jalen Hooks, the 6-foot-6, 180-pound small forward from Crispus Attucks (IN), has heard from Memphis, Indiana, Arkansas, South Carolina, Michigan, George Washington, Pitt, Ohio State and Georgia since the contact period began.

    **Marlon Barnes Jr., the 6-foot-6, 180-pound small forward from Brush (OH), has heard from George Washington and Pitt since the contact period began.

    He took an unofficial visit to Pitt earlier this month.

    **Layden Blocker, the 6-foot-2, 160-pound point guard from Sunrise (KS) Christian Academy, has heard from Arkansas, St. John’s, Tennessee, Kansas State, Gonzaga, Baylor, Ole Miss, George Washington, Memphis and Coastal Carolina since the contact period began.

    **Jaydon Young, the 6-foot-3, 185-pound combo guard from Greensboro (NC) Day School, picked up an offer from Western Carolina and Appalachian State shortly after the contact period began.

    He has also heard from Wake Forest, Illinois, Pitt, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Tennessee and Elon.

    **Maki Johnson, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound combo guard from Teays Valley (WV) Christian School, has heard from Gonzaga, Ohio State, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Indiana and Xavier since the contact period began.

    **Chris Johnson, the 6-foot-5, 180-pound shooting guard from Elkins (TX), has heard from Memphis and Georgia since the contact period began.

    **George Washington III, the 6-foot-2, 165-pound combo guard from Christian Academy of Louisville (KY), has heard from Memphis, Ohio State, Liberty, George Washington, and Coastal Carolina since the contact period began.

    **A.J. Johnson, the 6-foot-3, 150-pound point guard from Taft (CA), received a call from Tennessee shortly after the contact period began.

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