Friday, July 4, 2008

Recruiting Update

It would appear that we are on the verge of securing a transfer in Jordan Crawford at IU. He is a 6-4 190 pound wing who averaged close to 10 a game for the Hoosiers. He was down to X and IU last season. He reportedly visited UK with little interest from the program and his mother is quoted as saying he didn't really want to follow in his older brother Joe's footsteps. His final five was listed as X, UC, Texas, Oklahoma, and Central Michigan. He will need to spend his redshirt year focusing on academics. Interestingly we are at the 13 scholarship limit and the hot rumor is Andy Taylor will be asked to be a walk on or there may be some other situation develop that we are not privy too. Either way expect an announcement before the holiday weekend is over.

Also updated their top 150 on 7/1/08. Kevin Parrom was the biggest riser from #141 to #88. He is a strong X lean. His AAU coach was recently quoted after his Marquette visit that he wanted to commit to X on his visit a couple of weeks ago but his father wanted to give 'other teams a chance'. Fair enough. I think Kevin will wait until August to decide. He and team mate Omari Lawrence are both X targets but I believe we have distant interest in Omari. Especially with the news of Crawford. Ari Stewart still remains a four star recruit and ranked at #71. Tevin Baskin is another target at the small forward spot and he resides just outside the top 100 according to rivals at #101. Kevin elevated from a '3 star' to '4 star' recruit in this recent update as well.

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