Christmas is here, so why not mix it up today with Holiday spirit and basketball recruiting.
Everybody loves gifts, everybody. But what would your program like for Christmas?
The Indiana Hoosiers
It’s simple, last month for Thanksgiving the Hoosiers got a Late-November pickup in five-star in state prospect Trayce Jackson-Davis.
Fast forward one month later, it’s Christmas time. There’s one name on the board that Archie Miller and his staff have had eyes on for a really long time. It would be the perfect gift and make Miller really joyful, that gift…
The five-star prospect of the 2019 class is currently being prioritized by Michigan State, Kentucky, and of course the Indiana Hoosiers. AAU teammate and best friend of recent commit Trayce Jackson-Davis. IU fans have been long awaiting an announcement from Brooks. In a recent conversation with Jackson-Davis he said straight up “Keion is my number one priority.”
Time will tell, but this would be the perfect gift for the Hoosiers.
Duke v Michigan State
In this scenario it’s like two little kids fighting over who gets the best gift. Isaiah Stewart is potentially the best player left on the board in 2019. At this point it almost seems like it’s a battle between Duke and Michigan State.
Duke recently picked up Vernon Carey Jr, the top-ranked prospect in the 2019 class. In a recent interview with Krysten Peek of Rivals.Com, Carey Jr said he believes Stewart’s recruitment is “50-50” between Duke and Michigan State.
Adding a player of Stewart’s caliber to mesh with VCJ would be deadly. Putting those two together would be a scary sight for the rest of the country. As for the Spartans, they got a talented guard in Rocket Watts who has had a spectacular senior season, and Malik Hall the top-50 forward who’s a unique talent. If Tom Izzo could add Stewart to that class it would be the perfect last piece of the puzzle for that 2019 class.
What would be the perfect christmas gift for John Calipari?
One of the remaining top-10 forwards. Jaden McDaniels and Matthew Hurt have become the two biggest priorities for the UK staff. Hurt took his first official visit down to Lexington a few weeks ago and after that it’s been straight rumors ever since.
Many saying the Wildcats are the current front runner for Hurt despite an official weeks after to UNC. Hurt is coming off two 35+ point games including breaking his school’s record in points, if anyone see’s a boost in the top-10 in could be Hurt.
As for Jaden McDaniels, the stud out of Federal Way, he’s been prioritized by Coach Cal since the summer. Cal took two trips down to Federal Way to see McDaniels and recently spent a night at Barclays Center watching McDaniels participate in Battle In The Apple.
It’s safe to say, one of these guys will be in a Wildcat’ uniform, which one? too close to tell.
The Wahab Sweepstakes
After cancelling his college announcement, Qudus Wahab hasn’t said much to the media. The four-star big was set to choose between UConn, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Georgetown, and Syracuse.
Recently Wahab made a trip to see Georgetown play. After that he’s had coaches from UConn, Pittsburgh, and Virginia Tech see him. It’s safe to say, no one is a lean and this is officially a sweepstakes.
Which team benefits the most out of getting Wahab? I’d say Pittsburgh. Jeff Capel and his program have missed out on several recruits but have always kept the focus on Wahab.
The ACC program is set to host Kofi Cockburn for an official visit but they wouldn’t mind landing both him and Wahab. Landing either one would be a sigh of relief for Pitt fans who’ve watched multiple recruits put on other hats on announcement day.