Tony Wroten: You Are On the Clock


by Craig Yamada, Editor In Chief

Mark your calendars folks. Tony  is tweeting that Thursday, October 7th will be the day that Tony Wroten makes his announcement for which school he will be enrolling in next fall. He will be making his decision at Garfield High School.

This is a broken record, but he will be choosing from these six suitors: Villanova, Louisville, Kentucky, Miami, UConn and UW.

Let’s meet our contestants:

  1. Miami – Tony likes their football team. That’s about it.
  2. UConn – The wrong Huskies to want to play for at the current time. Calhoun will be likely buried with sanctions far into this year and the next.
  3. Kentucky – Forget about Big Blue Nation. Most of their fans don’t believe they have a chance. Many are speculating that Wroten dropped interest in them this summer. The feeling is that Calipari has likely moved his focus to the 2012 class already and has other targets ahead of Wroten for the 2011 class.
  4. Villanova – Early last year, it sounded like Tony was leaning toward Nova and the East coast, but times have changed. Jay Wright will likely be the second runner up.
  5. Louisville – Likely will be UW’s #1 competition. Peyton Siva, Wroten’s close friend and old Rotary backcourt mate, would be the biggest influence for Wroten to leave the 206. With a fresh commit of Chane Benehan two weeks ago and the possibility of Quincy Miller and Deuce Bello committing sooner or later, they definitely look attractive. Wroten will be taking his official visit the weekend of 9/24 in Louisville.
  6. UW – Best friend Hikeem Stewart just verbally committed to the Dub. Coach Ro has been on him since he was in middle school. Tony’s dad is always seen talking to UW Basketball coaches. Tony’s UW “BFAM” of Nate Robinson, Will Conroy, Tre Simmons and Brandon Roy have all been divine influences on him. And IT has already “guaranteed” he is coming to UW. I am with IT on this one. This local legend will prove to be one of, if not THE best player to ever commit to UW.

In other news, this weekend is shaping up to be a big one for LoRo and the Dawgs. He will be playing host to four recruits this weekend for the Nebraska game:

  • PG/SG: Hikeem Stewart (UW Verbal) – Will be playing host to his friend Tony this weekend
  • PG: Tony Wroten – Make yourself at home Mr. Wroten
  • PF: Jernard Jarreau (VCU Lean) – Jarreau, a 6’10” 180 LB forward from Louisiana, verbally committed to VCU on Monday and re-opened his recruitment that same day claiming he wanted “to keep his options open.” VCU is thought to be his leader right now, but UW is the one and only power conference school on his list of options. He likens his game to Kevin Durant.
  • SG: Jabari Brown – Along with Wroten, he is Romar’s #1 target this fall. Brown, a five star athlete, is arguably one of the best scorers in the 2011 class. He has likened his game to a hybrid of Carmelo Anthony and Brandon Roy which definitely bodes well for Romar. UW is Brown’s only official visit scheduled thus far and will look to lock him down this weekend before he takes any others.

All for now. Early Prediction for tomorrow: UW 27 – Nebraska 24.