Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Hoops - Recruiting

On the recruiting trail:

1. Marcus Johnson committed to UConn - link here. GT was in his top 6 or so, but never was going to compete with the Big East for this kid.

2. UConn is also after Andrew "Lee" Bynum, a big-man that has GT on his list as well. Bynum will visit GT for one day in Oct (see the recruiting board for dates). Our odds of landing him are extremely thin.

3. Cyrus McGowan is likely to make a decision soon. He seems to be down to GT and Miss.St. He will visit Arkansas this weekend before making his final decision. Link here. I put GT odds at about 50/50.

4. Kansas has one 'ship remaining with two high-profile recruits in the mix - CJ Miles and Brandon Costner. Costner seems to be leaning to NC ST, although he has yet to visit Kansas and plans to do so. If Costner choses KU, then GT should have the inside track with Miles. Now there is a 3rd name in the KU mix - Bryan Harvey. So even if Costner goes to NCST, there could still be some drama with the last 'ship at KU. Article mentioning Costner and Adrian Thomas who committed to Miami over GT.

5. Marcus Williams committed to Arizona, which could take them out of the running for Chris Douglas-Roberts, helping us out for sure.

6. Coach Hewitt did take a trip to Texas for an in-home visit with CJ Miles. Evidently it went well, and the odds look stronger for GT to get that campus visit Oct 9 weekend.

7. Byron Eaton, the talented PG and 2-sport star ended his recruitment and committed to Ok.St. GT was in his final 3 with Cincy.

8. Dennis Scott's son Ryan Scott, committed to the College Of Charleston - link here. He was recruited by VaTech, Georgetown, Seton Hall. Many schools had wanted him to prep for a year.