Friday, June 6, 2008

Recruiting Update

Just wanted to give a quick update on recruiting for 2009 class. Omari Lawrence from New York will be in for a visit this weekend. We are among his four finalists. He is a wing guard listed at 6-3 175. rates him as the 65th best overall prospect for this class. Arizona is among others he is considering. Also Andrew Fitzgerald has wrapped up his visits with Pitt, X, and UK. I think his preferences are in that order. I would love to have his size on our team because by all accounts he is a beast on the low block. The staff has also been giving heavy attention to Terrance Shannon, yet another highly touted prospect out of the state of Georgia. He is described as an athletic 6-7 forward. Finally Kevin Parrom has us in his top two along with Pitt. Kevin is also moving up various ranking charts and is another Book Richardson connection we could benefit from.

On the UC front still no word that I have seen on Alvin Mitchell. IF we see him playing in the Deveroes Summer League I think that will answer the question. If he is not on scholarship it limits the 'Cats to only one opening with the recent Danny McElroy de-committ for the 2009 class. That was a good move on both sides IMO. Finally Varez Ward committed to the Texas Longhorns. That completes the Mike Williams trade from a couple of seasons ago. Seriously Rick Barnes must have seen the same defensive potential that Mick and staff recognized in him.

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