"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, August 14, 2007

MU after another Chicago-area guard...more recruiting updates

We all know that Tom Crean is focused on landing Iman Shumpert for the class of 2008. The 6-4 combo guard from Oak Park/River Forest is expected to decide between MU, UNC and Georgia Tech in the coming months. Here's a Yahoo news bit on Shumpert's final three.

In addition to Shumpert, MU offered 6-4 SG Verdell Jones, Jr of Champaign. And now we learn that MU was one of the early majors to note the apparently under-appreciated talents of Dion Dixon from Chicago Crane. Per MidstateHoops (who predict that MU will land Shumpert), the 6-3 Dixon is sporting offers from MU, Colorado, Akron and Toledo.

Here's the full report.

Crean also continues to recruit Max Kenyi, a 6-5 WF/SG from Gonzaga prep in the Washington, DC area. Kenyi, who like fellow MU target Frank Ben-Eze is also considering MU along with Harvard of all places, should make unofficial visits to a handful of schools soon to accelerate the process.

Here is the full report from i95ballerz.

Meanwhile, the Quintrell Thomas ship has sailed (MU is not in his final four) but MU remains involved in 6-6 junior Paris Bennett of St. Patrick's in Elizabeth, NJ. Here's Zags Blog.

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