Predicting where 2016's uncommitted stars will land
The second of college basketball’s two yearly signing periods begins Wednesday. With No. 1 player Josh Jackson committing to Kansas on Tuesday, five-star shooting guard Terrance Ferguson is now the highest-ranked of 10 Rivals150 prospects still on the board. Here are predictions on where the remaining stars will land.
The skinny: Formerly committed to Alabama, Ferguson is back on the market. He recently visited Arizona while Baylor and Kansas are the other two in his top tier. Others like N.C. State, North Carolina and Maryland are being considered but would be surprising picks.
The skinny: A shot-blocking big man with offense, Bolden has essentially been down to Duke and Kentucky for a while now. Both programs conducted recent in home visits and a decision could come any day.
The skinny: One of the three five-stars from Texas who still has to decide, Allen’s recruitment has been the toughest to read. He’s been to hometown Texas numerous times and Houston has built a strong relationship while Notre Dame is a sleeper. More recently, some feel that Kentucky is making a late push.
The skinny: Originally committed to Memphis, he’s asked for his release after the departure of Josh Pastner. A quick, high-scoring point guard, Moore was named player of the year in Illinois. Oklahoma, California, Missouri, Arkansas, Purdue, Alabama, Wisconsin, DePaul, SMU, Miami and others.
Prediction: He just opened his recruitment, too early to tell.
The skinny: Among the campuses Thompson has seen are Seton Hall, Syracuse, Providence and he’s got an official visit to Connecticut early next week. Georgia Tech, Kansas and UNLV are some others that have reached out.
Prediction: Seton Hall
The skinny: Things have been pretty quiet for the somewhat undersized but high-scoring shooting guard. Talk has been heating up about him possibly ending up at Butler. With the Bulldogs parting ways with Howard Washington, that could be a big sign.
The skinny: Diallo visited VCU in the fall an he just wrapped up an official visit to Providence. Look for him to visit Florida later in April while others like South Carolina, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech are scrambling for traction.
The skinny: A physically tough, explosive scoring wing who had a great season, Corprew was committed to Arkansas-Little Rock at one point. Of late, most talk in his recruitment has centered around Kansas, Missouri and Texas A&M.
Prediction: Texas A&M
The skinny: The younger brother of the NBA’s “Greek Freak” Giannis Antetokounmpo, he is a raw but athletic forward who drips with potential. He recently told Rivals.com that he will visit Florida and St. John’s.
Prediction: St. John’s
The skinny: The recruitment of the one time Arizona State commitment remains quiet. He’s a faceup scorer who can shoot with range and has good mobility. Look for some movement from him within the next few days.
The skinny: A four-star shooting guard from Oklahoma, Jolly was actually a Rivals150 member in 2015 and is finishing a year of prep school. He recently de-committed from California and is fresh off of a visit to Baylor. New Oklahoma State coach Brad Underwood is working furiously to get involved and Jolly will visit OSU this weekend.