NEWS AT THE TOP
- Josh Selby is taking an official visit to Connecticut this weekend. The Huskies play Louisville on Sunday. Selby has taken officials to Kansas and Arizona and will trip to Kentucky next weekend.
- Teammates at Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) and two of the top unsigned 2010 prospects Terrence Jones and Terrence Ross attended the Washington-UCLA game last Saturday on the Husky campus.
Top 2011 prospects Tony Wroten Jr. and Gary Bell also attended the Washington-UCLA game.
- Fellow star juniors Marquis Teague and Nick Johnson drew head coaches from rival schools this week. Louisville’s Rick Pitino watched Teague and Kentucky’s John Calipari checked in on Johnson.
There were no high-major commitments last week. It’s an interesting time with the spring signing period a little over a month away (April 14).
For those who aren’t All-Americans, only a select number of scholarships are still available in the big six conferences.
Other key factors annually in March and April include the NBA Draft and coaches moving from one school to another.
Taking a look inside the big six conferences and how each are represented in the McDonald’s All-American Game;
ACC (4) – Harrison Barnes (6-8 WF/Ames, Iowa/Ames/NORTH CAROLINA), Reggie Bullock (6-7 WF/Kinston, N.C./Kinston/NORTH CAROLINA), Kyrie Irving (6-3 PG/Elizabeth, N.J./St. Patrick/DUKE) and Kendall Marshall (6-4 PG/Arlington, Va./Bishop O’Connell/NORTH CAROLINA)
Big Ten (4) – Keith Appling (6-3 PG/Detroit, Mich./Pershing/MICHIGAN STATE), Jereme Richmond (6-8 WF/Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan/ILLINOIS), Jared Sullinger (6-9 PF/Columbus, Ohio/Northland/OHIO STATE) and Deshaun Thomas (6-7 CF/Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Luers/OHIO STATE)
Big East (2) – Fabricio de Melo (7-0 C/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil/Weston, Fla./Sagemont/SYRACUSE) and Jayvaughn Pinkston (6-7 CF/Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin/VILLANOVA)
Big 12 (2) – Perry Jones (6-11 PF/Duncanville, Texas/Duncanville/BAYLOR) and Tristan Thompson (6-10 PF/Brampton, Ontario/Henderson, Nev./Findlay Prep/TEXAS)
C-USA (2) – Joe Jackson (6-0 PG/Memphis, Tenn./White Station/MEMPHIS) and Jelan Kendrick (6-7 PG/Marietta, Ga./Wheeler/MEMPHIS)
SEC (2) – Tobias Harris (6-8 PF/Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills West/TENNESSEE) and Patric Young (6-9 PF/Jacksonville, Fla./Providence/FLORIDA)
Pac-10 (1) – Joshua Smith (6-10 PF/Kent, Wash./Kentwood/UCLA)
Undecided – Terrence Jones (6-9 PF/Portland, Ore./Jefferson), Cory Joseph (6-3 PG/Pickering, Ontario/Henderson, Nev./Findlay Prep), Brandon Knight (6-4 PG/Coral Springs, Fla./Pine Crest), Doron Lamb (6-4 SG/Queens, N.Y./Mouth of Wilson, Va./Oak Hill Academy), C. J. Leslie (6-9 PF/Raleigh, N.C./Word of God), Ray McCallum (6-1 PG/Beverly Hills, Mich./Detroit Country Day) and Josh Selby (6-3 CG/Baltimore, Md./Lake Clifton).