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Saturday / October 23.
  • Recruiting Roundup: Official Visits and Tidbits

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    Here’s a look towards this weekend’s recruiting visits and other news. This list will be updated throughout the weekend.

    **Jalen Duren, the 6-foot-10, 230-pound center from Montverde (FL) Academy, trips to Kentucky this week (June 28-30) for his third official visit.

    Duren has previously taken official visits to Miami (June 15) and Memphis (June 23-24).

    **Jarace Walker, the 6-foot-8, 220-pound power forward from IMG (FL) Academy, takes his fourth official visit to Alabama this week (June 27-29).

    Walker has previously taken official visits to Auburn (June 5-7), Houston (June 22-24) and Ohio State (June 16-18).

    **Dariq Whitehead, the 6-foot-6, 190-pound small forward from Montverde (FL) Academy, trips to Kansas this week (June 28-30) for his third official visit.

    Whitehead has already taken official visits to Duke (June 11) and Florida State (June 15-17).

    **Mark Mitchell, the 6-foot-8, 205-pound small forward from Sunrise Christian (KS) Academy, visits Duke this week (June 27-29) for his fourth official visit.

    Mitchell has taken official visits to UCLA (June 6-7), Missouri (June 12) and Kansas (June 16).

    **Keyonte George, the 6-foot-4, 185-pound shooting guard from iSchool Entrepreneurial (TX) Academy, takes his fourth official visit to Oklahoma State this week (June 28-29).

    George has previously taken official visits to Texas (June 4-6), Baylor (June 15) and Kansas (June 21-22).

    **Jalen Washington, the 6-foot-9, 210-pound power forward from West Side (IN), will visit Purdue on Monday (June 28) for an unofficial visit.

    Washington took his first two official visits to North Carolina (June 2-4) and Stanford (June 12). He also took an unofficial visit to Marquette (June 23).

    **Jalen Hood-Schifino, the 6-foot-5, 210-pound combo guard from Montverde (FL) Academy, takes his third official visit to Indiana on Monday (June 28).

    Hood-Schifino has already taken official visits to Georgetown (June 9-11) and Tennessee (June 13-15). He also took an unofficial visit to Wake Forest on June 1.

    **Felix Okpara, the 6-foot-11, 210-pound center from Hamilton Heights (TN) Christian Academy, trips to Ole Miss this week (June 27-29) for his second official visit.

    Okpara took his first official visit to Ohio State earlier this month (June 15-17).

    **Vince Iwuchukwu, the 7-foot, 220-pound center from Montverde (FL) Academy, takes his first official visit to Kansas on Tuesday (June 29).

    **Dereck Lively II, the 7-foot-1, 220-pound center from Westtown (PA) School, will take his third official visit to Duke on Tuesday (June 29).

    Lively has taken official visits to North Carolina (June 8-10) and Kentucky (June 21-23).

    **Aidan Shaw, the 6-foot-8, 190-pound small forward from Blue Valley (KS), takes his fourth official visit to Maryland on Monday (June 28).

    Shaw has taken official visits to Oklahoma State (June 12), Kansas (June 17), Missouri (June 20) and Iowa (June 22). He is also set to visit Arkansas (Aug. 6-8).

    **Barry Dunning, the 6-foot-6, 205-pound small forward from McGill Toolen (AL), trips to Memphis this week (June 30-July 1) for his second official visit.

    Dunning took his first official visit to Arkansas (June 2) and is set to announce his commitment on July 4.

    **Memphis this week also hosted four-star Minnesota small forward D.J. Jefferson.

    **Jazian Gortman, the 6-foot-1, 155-pound point guard from W J Keenan (SC) High School, takes his first official visit to Wake Forest on Monday (June 28).

    **Donovan Clingan, the 7-foot-1, 255-pound center from Bristol (CT) Central, will visit UConn this week (July 1-2) for his fourth official visit.

    Clingan has taken official visits to Michigan (June 11-13), Syracuse (June 19-20) and Ohio State (June 24-25).

    **Isaac Traudt, the 6-foot-9, 205-pound power forward from Grand Island (NE) Senior School, takes his fourth official visit to North Carolina this week (June 28-30).

    Traudt has taken official visits to Nebraska (June 4-6), Virginia (June 11-13) and Michigan State (June 17-19). He also took an unofficial visit to Creighton on June 1.

    **Jayden Epps, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound combo guard from King’s Fork (VA), trips to Kansas on Monday (June 28) for his third official visit.

    Epps has taken official visits to NC State (June 11-13) and UConn (June 21-23). He also took an unofficial visit to Illinois on June 17.

    **JJ Starling, the 6-foot-2, 170-pound point guard from La Lumiere (IN) School, will take his third official visit to UConn this week (June 28-30).

    Starling has taken official visits to Maryland (June 4-6) and Syracuse (June 25-27). He is also set to visit Alabama in early July.

    **B.J. Edwards, the 6-foot-3, 170-pound point guard from Knoxville (TN) Catholic, takes his third official visit to Tennessee this week (June 27-29).

    Edwards has taken official visits to Wake Forest (June 14-16) and Florida (June 23-25).

    **Kyle Filipowski, the 6-foot-11, 230-pound power forward from Wilbraham & Monson (MA) Academy, trips to Duke this week (June 28-29) for his fourth official visit.

    Filipowski has already taken official visits to Syracuse (June 5-6), Ohio State (June 12-13) and Indiana (June 15-16). He also took unofficial visits to Northwestern (June 19) and UConn (June 24).

    **Chris Bunch, the 6-foot-7, 185-pound small forward from De La Salle (CA) High School, will take his first official visit to Syracuse this week (June 28-30).

    **Avery Brown, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound point guard from Northfield (MA) Mount Hermon, takes his second official visit to Colorado on Tuesday (June 29).

    Brown took his first official visit to Nebraska (June 25-27).

    **Alex Karaban, the 6-foot-7, 190-pound small forward from New Hampton (NH) School, trips to Penn State this week (June 27-28) for his second official visit before traveling to UConn later this week.

    Karaban took his first official visit to Northwestern from June 10-12.

    **A.J. Storr, the 6-foot-5, 180-pound shooting guard from IMG (FL) Academy, takes his first official visit to Kansas this week (June 28-30).

    **Reed Bailey, the 6-foot-9, 190-pound power forward from Brewster (NH) Academy, trips to Loyola-Chicago this week (June 28-30) for his second official visit.

    Bailey took his first official visit to Xavier earlier this month (June 10-12) and recently took an unofficial visit to Boston College (June 23).

    **Braeden Moore, the 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward from CPA (TN), takes his second official visit to Rutgers on Tuesday (June 29).

    Moore took his first official visit to Nebraska last weekend (June 25-27).

    **Christian Watson, the 6-foot-4, 150-pound point guard from Long Beach Poly (CA), will take an unofficial visit to VCU on Monday (June 28).

    **Evan Mahaffey, the 6-foot-5, 175-pound shooting guard from Archbishop Moeller (OH), takes his first official visit to Loyola-Chicago this weekend (July 1-3).

    **Robert Dillingham, the 6-foot-1, 160-pound point guard from Combine (NC) Academy, takes an unofficial visit to NC State on Tuesday (June 29).

    **Jeremy Fears, the 6-foot-1, 165-pound junior point guard from La Lumiere (IN) School, trips to Iowa on Monday (June 28) for an unofficial visit.

    **Jahnathan Lamothe, the 6-foot-4, 180-pound junior combo guard from St. Frances (MD) Academy, will take an unofficial visit to Ohio State on Tuesday (June 29).

    Lamothe has taken unofficial visits to Pitt (June 11), Georgetown (June 15), Rutgers (June 18) and VCU (June 25).

    **Justin Edwards, the 6-foot-7, 160-pound junior small forward from Imhotep (PA) Institute, takes an unofficial visit to Maryland on Monday (June 28).

    **Chandler Jackson, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound junior combo guard from Christian Brothers (TN), trips to Missouri on Monday (June 28) for his second official visit.

    Jackson took his first official visit to Auburn (June 22-24).

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