Today, marks a day that Oregon is thrown under the bus by Willie Lyles, the first day of the Pac-12 expansion where Utah and Colorado are officially members in the Pac-10 conference. Taking the Pac-10 to the Pac-12.
Also, today marks the first day that recruits can no longer go on unofficial visits arranged by staff members and coach’s can’t call next year’s class until the next designated period. Therefore, this is a great time to update you on what is happening in UW’s basketball recruiting scene.
Here is what I am hearing when it comes to the 2012 or 2013 recruits:
Kareem Canty– He is a 2012 point guard that at one point had narrowed down his list to just a few schools. He felt overwhelmed by the recruiting process and decided that maybe he wasn’t ready to narrow it down so far. He has recently opened up his recruiting and has Washington listed as one he really likes. He wants to be a in a fast-paced system. Other teams involved: Xavier, Seton Hall, UCLA, Miami, Florida State, and many others.
Gabe York– A 2012 shooting guard that plays some point, originally said he would visit all of the schools he was interested in which was around 10. However, after visiting Marquette, Notre Dame, Washington, and recently Arizona, York has claimed he is close to committing. According to Scout.com, York “loved” his visit to Arizona. He also enjoyed his visit to Marquette and he said those two were this top visits. With York set to decide soon, this doesn’t look good for the Dawgs.
Landen Lucas– The big 2012 center from Findlay Prep in Nevada is cutting down his list. Lucas will be announcing his trimmed list in the next couple of weeks. He told CBSsports.com that, “Once I narrow it down, I’ll take my officials. I want to see Arizona and some of the East Coast schools.” He goes on to tell them later, “Location doesn’t really matter, I want to find the best fit,” he said. “But the West coast is great. My friends and family can see me.” He is receiving interest from the entire Pac-12 and has many East Coast schools calling too, like Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Kansas, Florida State, Georgia Tech, and many others. Out of the Pac-12 he is favoring Oregon, Arizona, and Stanford.
Jabari Bird– The number 2 recruit in the 2013 class, (behind Jabari Parker, the number 1 recruit and also someone UW is chasing) has stated that he wants to remain on the West Coast. He is really high on UW right now but according to CBSsports.com also has offers from Arizona, Cal, and Oregon.
Roscoe Allen– This is an interesting development because Scout.com is reporting that Allen has a scholarship offer for 2012 from UW but CBSsports.com is saying that is the only Pac-12 school that hasn’t offered is Washington. Rivals doesn’t even have UW as one of the schools in the mix. This is something to keep an eye on.