Rivals.com Basketball Recruiting Analyst
Perhaps no senior prospect is seeing his stock rise faster than Madison (Miss.) Central shooting guard Jeremy Adams .
Jeremy Adams is getting heavy interest from schools in the ACC, SEC and Big 12. At least a dozen high-major schools have made their way to Mississippi to evaluate Adams after he began the season without a high-major offer. Friday night, coaches from Arkansas, Houston, Kentucky, Virginia and Virginia Tech were at Adams' game. Tuesday night, Miami and Texas A&M are expected to be in the house.
Thus far, Arkansas, South Florida, Texas A&M and now Virginia have been impressed enough to offer Adams.
ANOTHER GO-AROUND FOR VINSON
Expect major recruiting activity to swell up around four-star forward Terrell Vinson . Late last week he was released from his letter of intent with Loyola Marymount after the resignation of coach Billy Bayno. Since his release Vinson has heard from Charlotte, Louisville, Massachusetts, South Florida and Virginia Tech. Expect that list to double in size before the end of this week.
MORE UNSIGNED SENIOR NEWS
The plan for Homestead (Fla.) South Dade point guard Vincent Williams was to spend next year at a prep school in hopes of putting on weight and increasing his chances of playing in a major conference in college. That plan hasn't fully been put on the shelf, but Williams is starting to get some looks. In fact, he now has an offer that might have him headed to college next year. Saint Louis recently offered, and Marquette and Baylor are expected to come to South Florida this week to evaluate Williams.
Allen Tate , a 2009 wing prospect from LaGrange (Ga.) Sound Doctrine Academy, had two big games last week. He had 24 points against Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy and scored 19 against Mouth of Wilson (Va.) Oak Hill Academy. Tate holds an offer from Evansville, and Washington State and Baylor are both showing strong interest in him, said Ross Romero, Tate's travel team coach with the New Mexico Force.
SHOWDOWN IN RALEIGH
No. 1-ranked prospect John Wall and five-star prospect and Duke signee Ryan Kelly squared off in Raleigh, N.C., last week. By all accounts it was a special night, with Wall playing at the top of his game and hundreds of fans being turned away at the door.
In front of NC State coach Sidney Lowe and Kentucky assistant Glynn Cyprien, Wall's Word of God squad came out on top of Kelly's Ravenscroft team 82-64. Wall finished with 28 points and Kelly racked up 29 points.
USC assistant Bob Cantu traveled to Iowa on Friday to check in on elite 2010 prospect Harrison Barnes . Head coaches Billy Donovan and Bill Self were reportedly on hand as well.
Four-star 2010 prospect Tobias Harris and his brother Tyler Harris , who is in the 2011 class, took unofficial visits Connecticut over the weekend.
Florida watched four-star 2010 prospect Casey Prather put up 31 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots in his game Saturday.
Sophomore guard Jahii Carson is lighting up the desert in Phoenix, averaging 33 points and nearly eight assists. Arizona, California, Oregon, Oregon State and UNLV have offered, while numerous other schools are showing interest.