Monday, January 30, 2006

Hoops Recruiting - Thaddeus Young Update

Thaddeus Young had an off-night the other night, only scoring 19 points on 6-11 shooting, but helping his team beat Boliver 69-67. This is the team with Willie Kemp (Memphis) and Wayne Chism (Tenn). Oh yeah, Young also had 10 rebounds, 7 steals, 3 assists and about 5 blocks on the game televised on ESPNU. How about this nice online highlight clip compilation.

On a different note, Jodie Meeks had this to say about Gani Lawal picking Georgia Tech over Kentucky.

UK recruit Jodie Meeks pitched the Cats to his more celebrated high school teammate, Gani Lawal. But Lawal, a junior, committed to Georgia Tech over Kentucky and Wake Forest last week.

"I'm happy for him," Meeks said. "I'm happy he found the place that's best for him. That's all you can ask for."

Meeks and Lawal play for Norcross (Ga.) High School.

Lawal, a straight-A student, cited Georgia Tech's academic standing and the prestige of playing in the ACC as reasons for his commitment.

If you remember, Meeks had some interest in Georgia Tech but ended up at Kentucky when team needs pushed Paul Hewitt to focus on only one guard in this class - which of course ended up being Javaris Crittenton. Meeks and Lawal are high school teammates and it's good to see these guys support one another in their decisions.

Speaking of recruiting, check out this outstanding article on Coach Hewitt and how he has elavated his level of recruiting at Tech..........