Some top prospects take visits while others compete in state playoffs
In college basketball, it is conference championship time. In high school basketball, it is state championship time. With so many high level games going on, there were lots of visits and going on this weekend. Here's a look at some of the happenings from around the country.
Man about 'Town
So far, John Thompson III and the Georgetown Hoyas appear to be the winners of the weekend.
On Sunday, they picked up a surprise commitment when the nation's No. 45 player in the class of 2014,
The Hoyas had been recruiting Copeland quite aggressively and were considered to be in strong position, but he wasn't expected to pull the trigger.
"I went up on Friday and went to the Syracuse game and all that," Copeland told Rivals.com. "They have the total package, basically. Great academics, great coaching and a great environment. I think I fit in with their style of play."
Copeland wasn't the only visitor on campus as the Hoyas took out the Orange in their final game in the "old Big East." Five-star
A native of Baltimore, Morgan will be announcing his decision on April 5 and he's expected to narrow his list down to 3-4 schools within the next few days. Currently, UNLV and Maryland are considered the front-runners, so it will be interesting to see how the commitment of Copeland -- a very similar player -- impacts his recruitment.
With many so many important games taking place around the country, there was no shortage of major visitors.
At North Carolina, the Tar Heels were whipped by archrival Duke on Saturday night, but there was no shortage of firepower in the stands. The Heels hosted an impressive group of recruits including the nation's No. 1 player
Over in Lexington, John Calipari and Kentucky got a much needed win over Florida to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes alive. Among those in the stands were 2014 five-star big man
Arizona also hosted some serious talent this past weekend. After recent visits to Duke and Kansas, small forward
Touted 2014 shooting guard
The nation's top available point guard,
Staying out East, Seton Hall hosted a pair of three-star power forwards over the weekend. Philadelphia native
Finally, Cuonzo Martin and Tennessee hosted a handful of visitors as they battled from behind to knock off Missouri. Recent Vanderbilt de-commitment
JUCO PG to UNLV
The search to find more backcourt help at UNLV got a boost over the weekend. Former Mississippi State point guard
A four-star point guard who ranked in the national top 75 coming out of high school, Smith averaged just over four points per game as a freshman at MSU. He joins a recruiting class that already includes four-star junior college wing
The word was that five-star point guard
Making the cut for the physical and versatile guard are Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State and Tennessee. Lyle has said that there is no leader in his recruitment as of yet.
However, the Illini have been gaining a lot of steam of late according to behind the scenes chatter.
A pair of high-major prospects led their teams to undefeated seasons and state titles in the state of Kansas. Duke-bound four-star small forward
After falling to Wichita (Kan.) Heights in the state finals during his freshman and sophomore years, Custer led his squad with 21 points to secure a championship win over Stanley (Kan.) Blue Valley West as a junior.
The twins shot a combined 6-19 from the field but hit free throws when it mattered down the stretch. Fellow five-star
Rivals.com had a chance to spend a lot of time watching the Georgia state championship games online and one player really stood out. Class of 2014 forward
Finally, the state of Kentucky still plays a one-class state tournament and it made for an incredibly entertaining state championship. After looking outclassed by 2014 four-star point guard
Snider finished with 23 points and seven assists in a losing effort and was given help by unsigned senior guard