Recruiting notebook: Duke, Kansas, UK starting to build 2013 classes
As the AAU circuit heats up, so too does college basketball recruiting. After another busy week, here's a look at some news and notes from top programs around the nation.
The Eagles seem to be pursuing perimeter prospects, and one of their top 2013 targets is Onalaska (Wisc.) guard
The Bearcats would like to add at least one more player to their 2012 class, and if Mick Cronin's actions are any indication, that player could be
Don't expect Duke to have another one-player class in 2013. After signing
Gators coach Billy Donovan spent the entire weekend in Las Vegas hoping to advance his recruiting efforts. He caught up with top uncommitted prospect
The Seminoles added some size to their 2012 haul, locking up 7-foot-3
Illinois joined the transfer trend on Wednesday, picking up Drake shooting guard Rayvonte Rice. A big-bodied wing scorer, Rice put up big numbers during his two years with the Bulldogs (he averaged 16.8 points as a sophomore), but also took a high volume of shots (he launched 112 three-pointers despite shooting just 24.1 percent). The Champaign, Ill., native will have two seasons of remaining eligibility after sitting out in 2012-13.
Fred Hoiberg and staff have had success rebuilding Iowa State through transfers, a trend they could continue after hosting former Arizona State guard Trent Lockett on Wednesday. As a junior, Lockett averaged 13 points and 5.8 rebounds while shooting over 40 percent from three-point range. On the high school trail, four-star 2013 prospect
Mark Lyons is leaving Xavier before his senior season, and Kansas is among a trio of high-profile programs on his short list (Arizona and Kentucky are the others). The Jayhawks have also made offers to junior shot-blocker Marcus Lee and sophomore five-star power forward
Kansas State elected to pass on Rivals150 point guard
Known for landing a bevy of blue-chippers, Kentucky hosted unheralded shooting guard
The new staff in Baton Rouge isn't wasting any time signing prospects. LSU added two players, JUCO wing
At his father's request,
The Bulldogs added a fifth member to their 2012 class, signing 6-foot-1 point guard
After playing himself into the scouting spotlight over the weekend, East Chicago (Ind.) Central point guard
As expected, St. John's secured commitments out of JUCO teammates
With Kansas State out of the picture, Billy Gillispie and Co. have become the odds-on favorites to land Josh Gray. A three-star prospect, Gray would give the Red Raiders' class eight prospects if he commits.
Utah received a commitment from JUCO big man
The Hokies may have had their reasons to fire Seth Greenberg, but why did they wait until mid-April to do it? By waiting to let him go -- especially after many of his assistants left for other jobs this spring -- the Virginia Tech administration has little time to find a replacement. Moreover, the Hokies won't have anybody recruiting this weekend, and could have trouble keeping 2012 signees