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Monday / November 28.
  • Recruiting Roundup: Weekend 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.

    Kansas will host numerous top prospects this weekend for its annual “Late Night in the Phog” event, including five-stars Yohan Traore and Mark Mitchell, four-star Chandler Jackson.

    The Jayhawks will also host 2022 four-star commits Zuby Ejiofor and Gradey Dick.

    Traore, the 6-foot-10, 225-pound center from Dream City (AZ) Christian, has already taken official visits to Texas Tech (Sept. 10-12) and Michigan (Sept. 24-26).

    Mitchell, the 6-foot-8, 205-pound small forward from Sunrise (KS) Christian Academy, recently took an official visit to UCLA (Sept. 19-20) and has plans to visit Missouri (Oct. 8-9) and Duke (Oct. 15-16).

    Ejiofor, the 6-foot-8, 215-pound power forward from Garland (TX), announced his commitment to Kansas on July 1 and took his first official visit to KU on June 23.

    Jackson, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound combo guard from Christian Brothers (TN), took his first official visit to Virginia Tech from Sept. 24-26. He may also be taking an official visit to Tennessee on Oct. 7.

    Dick, the 6-foot-6, 195-pound small forward from Sunrise (KS) Christian Academy, announced his commitment to Kansas on March 3.

    **Nebraska will host six official visitors for its Midnight Madness festivities this weekend (Oct. 1-3), including 2022 prospects Jamarques Lawrence and Denim Dawson, class of 2023 five-stars Simeon Wilcher and Omaha Biliew and class of 2023 prospects Chase Clemmons and Trey Green.

    Lawrence, the 6-foot-3, 175-pound shooting guard from Roselle Catholic (NJ), took his first official visit to Wake Forest from Sept. 24-26.

    Dawson, the 6-foot-5, 180-pound small forward from Southern California (CA) Academy,

    Wilcher, the 6-foot-4, 185-pound combo guard from Roselle Catholic (NJ), took an unofficial visit to Nebraska earlier this year (June 4-6) and takes his first official visit to North Carolina on Oct. 8.

    Biliew, the 6-foot-8, 200-pound power forward from Link Year (MO) Prep, has previously taken unofficial visits to Nebraska (June 6), Iowa (June 7), Kansas (June 12), Iowa State (June 16 and Sept. 10-12).

    Clemmons, the 6-foot, 165-pound point guard from Mount Vernon Presbyterian (GA), has recently taken unofficial visits to Alabama (June 15), Georgetown (June 16) and Virginia (June 17).

    Green, the 5-foot-10, 155-pound point guard from Link Year (MO) Prep, took an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech in early August.

    **Rutgers is expected to host several recruits for visits this weekend, including class of 2023 four-star center Gus Yalden and class of 2022 commits Braeden Moore and Derek Simpson.

    Yalden, the 6-foot-8, 240-pound center from IMG (FL) Academy, has previously taken unofficial visits to Nebraska (June 11), Iowa State (June 11), Iowa (June 13) and Wisconsin (June 14).

    Simpson, the 6-foot-2 point guard from Lenape (NJ) High School, committed to the Scarlet Knights on June 30.

    Moore, the 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward from CPA (TN), announced his commitment to Rutgers on July 29.

    **Adem Bona, the 6-foot-9, 225-pound center from Prolific (CA) Prep, trips to Kentucky this weekend (Oct. 1-3) for his second official visit.

    Bona took his first official visit to Kansas from Sept. 17-19 and has plans to visit UCLA from Oct. 22-24.

    **Jarace Walker, the 6-foot-8, 220-pound power forward from IMG (FL) Academy, takes an official visit to Alabama on Friday (Oct. 1).

    Walker previously took an official visit to Alabama on June 27 and has also taken visits to Auburn (June 5-7), Ohio State (June 16-18), Houston (June 22-24) and LSU (Sept. 17). He also has plans to visit Auburn (Oct. 8), Texas (Oct. 15) and Houston (Oct. 29).

    **Five-star IMG Academy guard Jaden Bradley, who committed to Alabama this week, is also taking his official visit. One source said he’s recruiting Walker “hard.”

    **Kimani Hamilton, the 6-foot-8, 215-pound small forward from Clinton (MS), takes an unofficial visit to Alabama on Saturday (Oct. 2).

    Hamilton, who recently cut his list to three, is set to visit Alabama officially on Oct. 23. He is also considering Mississippi State and Ole Miss.

    **Ernest Udeh Jr., the 6-foot-10, 230-pound center from Dr. Phillips (FL), takes his first official visit to UCLA this weekend (Oct. 1-3).

    Udeh is also considering Kansas, Florida, Miami, Tennessee, Michigan, Georgia Tech, Baylor, Alabama and Overtime Elite.

    **Collin Chandler, the 6-foot-4, 170-pound shooting guard from Farmington (UT), will take his fourth official visit to Arizona this weekend (Oct. 2-4).

    Chandler has previously taken official visits to Stanford (June 14-16 and Sept. 23-25) and Utah State (June 21-23). He also has plans to visit Utah from Oct. 29-31.

    **Milos Uzan, the 6-foot-4, 185-pound point guard from Dream City (AZ) Christian, takes his third official visit to Cal on Friday (Oct. 1).

    Uzan has already taken official visits to Utah (Sept. 3) and Oklahoma (Sept. 11). He is also considering UNLV.

    **Ty Rodgers, the 6-foot-7, 195-pound small forward from Grand Blanc (MI) Community, trips to Michigan State this weekend (Oct. 1-3) for his sixth official visit.

    Rodgers has previously taken official visits to Michigan (June 1-3), UConn (June 11), Purdue (June 18-20), Xavier (Aug. 27) and Illinois (Sept. 17). He also has plans to visit Memphis (Oct. 15) and Alabama (Oct. 22).

    **Bobi Klintman, the 6-foot-8, 200-pound small forward from Sunrise (KS) Christian Academy, will take his third official visit to Loyola-Chicago this weekend (Oct. 1-3).

    Klintman has previously taken official visits to Maryland (Sept. 17-19) and Rutgers (Sept. 24-26).

    **AJ Casey, the 6-foot-8, 180-pound power forward from Whitney Young (IL), trips to DePaul on Friday (Oct. 1) for his third official visit.

    Casey has previously taken official visits to Ohio State (June 6-7) and Miami (Sept. 23-26).

    **Ven-Allen Lubin, the 6-foot-8, 220-pound power forward from Orlando (FL) Christian Prep, takes his third official visit to Clemson on Saturday (Oct. 2).

    Lubin has previously taken official visits to Virginia Tech (Sept. 12) and Georgia Tech (Sept. 24-26). He also has plans to visit Notre Dame on Oct. 9.

    **Desmond Claude, the 6-foot-5, 190-pound point guard from Putnam (CT) Science Academy, will take his first official visit to Marquette on Friday (Oct. 1).

    **Jalen Reed, the 6-foot-10, 220-pound power forward from Southern California (CA) Academy, takes an official visit to Maryland on Thursday (Sept. 30).

    Reed has already taken official visits to Ole Miss (Sept. 11), Washington State (Sept. 17) and Arizona State (Sept. 25).

    **Bryce Lindsay, the 6-foot-3, 160-pound point guard from Bishop Walsh (MD) School, trips to Virginia Tech on Friday (Oct. 1) for his second official visit.

    Lindsay took his first official visit to Oklahoma State on Sept. 24.

    **Matas Buzelis, the class of 2023 small forward from Brewster (NH) Academy, will visit Florida State this weekend (Oct. 1-3) for an official visit.

    Buzelis, a 6-foot-10, 175-pound small forward, took an official visit to Wake Forest on Aug. 31. He has also taken unofficial visits to Providence, UConn, DePaul, Kansas and Purdue.

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