March 20, 2012

Many of the top basketball prospects in the class of 2012 remain uncommitted. As the wait continues, Rivals takes a look at the state of affairs for several noteworthy recruits.

Shabazz Muhammad, SF, Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)

The wing scorer from Bishop Gorman has one final visit scheduled for the weekend of April 7, when he'll head to UCLA. Other top contenders for the nation's top recruit are Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and UNLV, and the competition is fierce: Muhammad averaged more than 30 points and 10 rebounds while leading the Gaels to another Nevada Class 4A championship.

Anthony Bennett, PF, Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)

The No. 4 recruit in the 2012 class, Bennett won't take any visits until after the April All-Star circuit. The combo forward is down to Florida, Kentucky, Oregon, UNLV and Washington, and should start wherever he lands immediately.

Devonta Pollard, SF, Kemper County (Porterville, Miss.)

After a sensational senior season in which he averaged 23.8 points, 15.7 rebounds and 5.1 blocks, the 6-foot-7 combo forward will wait to see who nearby Mississippi State hires to replace coach Rick Stansbury. Pollard is also expected to visit Georgetown and Kentucky before making a decision, and Alabama, Missouri and Texas all remain very much in the mix.

Nerlens Noel, C, Tilton School (Tilton, N.H.)

A recently reclassified member of the recruiting class of 2012, Noel is making progress towards his much anticipated college decision. The shot-blocking specialist has made trips to three schools -- Georgetown, Kentucky and Syracuse -- and has in-home visits scheduled with Kentucky and Syracuse schedule for the week ahead. His length (6-10, 200) and athleticism could allow him to make an instant, Anthony Davis-type impact at the next level.

Tony Parker, C, Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.)

The bruising 6-foot-9, 250-pound center has been one of the toughest recruiting reads in the 2012 class. The timetable for Parker's decision is still unknown, but the top contenders appear to be Kansas, Memphis, Ohio State and UCLA. He averaged 16.6 points and 10.9 rebounds as a senior.

Amile Jefferson, PF, Friends Central (Philadelphia)

There have been rumors of Jefferson's pending decision for quite some time now, but as of yet, a final call has not been made by the 6-foot-8, 197-pound combo forward. Local schools Temple and Villanova are fighting to keep him near home, while Duke and N.C. State are trying to lure him to the ACC. Whatever school lands him will get a prize: Jefferson averaged more than 17 points while leading Friends Central to a 22-5 record in 2011-12.

With four-star St. Benedict's Prep (N.J.) point guard Tyler Ennis out with a concussion, freshman Isaiah Briscoe has unmistakably excelled. Briscoe was named the Most Outstanding Player at the 52nd Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament over the weekend after collecting 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists in a 64-61 victory over Gonzaga College Prep (D.C.).

Plenty of time remains in Briscoe's recruitment, but Syracuse, which has already offered, seems to be the early frontrunner. Villanova is also in strong pursuit (Briscoe has visited the campus), and Arizona, UConn and Kansas are in serious contention. Baylor, Cincinnati, DePaul, Miami (Fla.), Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Seton Hall have also offered the precocious 6-foot, 200-pounder.

• Georgia Tech landed 2012 point guard Corey Heyward out of Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) over the weekend. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder originally went to Peachtree Ridge High in Suwanee, Ga., and averaged 11 points, six assists and five steals per game at Hargrave this season.

• With a state title and tournament MVP under his belt, 2013 power forward Treshawn Bolden is starting to rack up scholarship offers. He's currently considering Auburn, DePaul, Kansas, Marquette and Oklahoma, among others.

• Boone High (Fla.) power forward Schuyler Rimmer, a three-star 2013 prospect, has picked up recent offers from Georgia, UAB and USF. He also holds offers to Miami (Fla.), Penn State, UCF and Virginia Tech, and averaged 16.4 points and 13.1 rebounds as a junior.

• Tulane became the latest school to offer 2013 Rivals150 point guard Kendal Harris. The 6-foot-4, 195-pounder turned heads earlier in the year after he nearly tallied a quadruple-double in Richardson Berkner's (Texas) win over Sunset (Texas). Harris finished with 18 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots.

• Providence and Seton Hall have entered the mix for 2012 combo guard Daiquan Walker. A 6-foot-3, 175-pound talent out of Philadelphia, Walker helped lead Constitution High to a 21-9 record as a senior.

Tim Quarterman, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound point guard out of Johnson High (Ga.), recently picked up his first two offers from George Mason and Oklahoma. Quarterman scored 17.3 points per game as a junior, and is also drawing strong interest from Cincinnati, Stanford and Wake Forest.

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