Friday, May 21, 2004

Hoops Recruiting

Rashad Chase - Profile here. A 6'7" forward the Jackets are interested for 2005/2006. He is from the ATL area and has been offered 'ships from at least 3 SEC schools and now UK, UGAg and GT are showing more interest. Looks like he has offers from Alabama, FSU, Ole Miss and Tenn. He is currently not ranked by insiders in their top 100 and Rivals has him 136. Looks like he leans to UK. Why. Rashad's dad played for Tubby Smith in high school in Maryland. Rashad went to Tubby's hoops camp when he was in 8th grade. So, we could lose another ATL area big man to UK - we will see.

Bobby Frasor has GT in his topo 8 and is considered one of the top guard prospects in the nation and top 10 overall. Here is a story on him yesterday. Looks like his official visits will be Marquette, Stanford, UNC, but is indicating a decision could come soon after his official Stanford and "unofficial" UNC visit..... So while we are in his top 8, it seems to me we are a long-shot. Certainly if we cannot get him to campus we can probably forget it. My guess is that UNC probably leads, particulary with the Stanford coaching situation - but time will tell.

And the rich get richer. In what is arguably the best week of recruiting by any school this year, Kansas lands their 4th top commit of the week - two juniors and two seniors. Today Mario Chalmers committed to Kansas over Arizona - while GT was in the mix.