AAAAANNNNNNDDDDD WE BACK.
Let’s roll with week seven of Jake’s Take.
Starting with the obligatory Pitt question.
I’d like to say by the end of January to early-February. They have some options at this point. Yesterday they offered combo guard Dereon Seabron, they’ve been eyeing him over the past few weeks. This morning Corey Evans of Rivals said that Pitt has gained momentum as of late with Gerald Drumgoole.
As for Qudus Wahab, all five schools are still involved but there’s yet to be a timetable for his decision. I’ve also been told the talks between Jalyn McCreary and Pitt have slowed down.
I believe it’s currently a three-team race for Anthony including Oregon, UNC, and Wake Forest. He was in Winston-Salem this weekend at WF for his final official visit. There’s a connection with Wake, his AAU teammate Ishmael Massoud is signed there and friend Isaiah Muscius is on the team this year.
Although, he’s taken a handful of visits to UNC including a surprise visit two weeks ago with Isaiah Todd. As for Oregon, his former Oak Hill teammate and friend, Chandler Lawson, committed just weeks after the two visited.
Why is it looking like they won’t?
Matthew Hurt loved his visit, there’s tons of talks about him to UK. Isaiah Stewart, he said Kentucky is still involved earlier this week, and Jaden McDaniels is still highly considering UK especially after Cal seeing him twice this season.
They will have a top-5 class if they land one of their remaining targets.
I wrote about this earlier today: https://stockrisers.com/2019/01/09/illinois-targeting-newly-committed-kofi-cockburns-teammate-christian-brown/
There’s a chance they could land him, getting Kofi definitely helped those chances. Read the article to see more!
Harlond Beverly has six schools on him the hardest at the moment, which includes: Baylor, Georgia, Miami, Virginia, Xavier, and Indiana. As for where he lands, it’s tough to make a prediction at this time. Him being slow with this process and taking his time has helped, more schools have gotten involved and that will continue.