"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

More recruiting updates

For what it's worth, ESPN's final 2007 rankings have Trevor Mbakwe ranked 73rd in the country and Scott Christopherson 144. Congratulations to both.

For the class of 2008, verbally committed Nick Williams is also currently in their top 100.

In addition for the class of 2008, MU is said to have at least 7 players strongly considering the university, per the ESPN list:

Iman Shumpert - Oak Park, IL top 100
Max Kenyi - Washington, D.C. top 100
Collin Chieverton - San Jose, CA top 100
Renaldo Woolridge - North Hollywood, CA top 100
Armond Battle - St. Louis Park, MN top 250
Patrick Jackson - Brooklyn, NY top 250
Rayshawn Goins - Cleveland, OH
Carrington Tankson - Osseo, MN

Beyond the ESPN list, other players that MU is known to be actively recruiting for the class of 2008 (most of these are names we have reported on in the past here at Cracked Sidewalks) include:

PG Jordan Theodore, Paterson, NJ
PG Rotnei Clarke - Claremore, OK

SF Luke Fabrizius - Arlington Heights, IL
SF/PF Jonathan Baldwin - Aliquippa, PA

PF Angel Garcia - East Chicago, IN
PF Dominique Rutledge - Edison, NJ
PF Quintrell Thomas - Elzabeth, NJ
PF Stan Simpson - Chicago, IL
PF Josh Crittle - Chicago, IL
C Michael Dunigan - Chicago, IL (have not seen MU mentioned with him in a while though)
C Maurice Sutton - Upper Marlboro, MD

For the class of 2009

SF Jamil Wilson - Racine, WI top 100 (MU offer in-hand)

In addition, Maquette has offered sholarships to three additional players in the class of 2009:

SG Nolan Dennis - North Richland Hills, TX
SF Michael Haynes - Chicago, IL
SF/ PF Erik Murphy - Southborough, MA

For the class of 2010, MU has already offered Evan Anderson (so has Wisconsin)

In addition, MU is very interested in Flavien Davis from Milwaukee. Davis is interested in Marquette, Georgetown, Pittsburgh, Michigan and Arizona.

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