With Liam McMorrow officially on campus, Buzz Williams and his staff are turning their attention to filling the final slot for the 2009 class and planning ahead for the class of 2010. Here's a series of updates on kids that MU has demonstrated a high level of interest in:
From the class of 2009, Junior Cadougan visited MU last weekend. Cadougan is a 6'1" point guard from Canada by way of Humble, Texas. Reports indicate Cadougan is down to three schools -- MU, Memphis and Wake Forest, and was named the top playmaker at the NBPA camp last month. Cadougan will participate in the prestigious Reebok All-American Camp next week in Philadelphia.
Even with the Dwight Buycks commitment there will be a gaping hole at the point guard position for MU heading into the 2009-2010 season (unless you're impressed with the role players MU currently has in the stable). Filling out the 2009 class with a point guard is the logical choice.
Of course, recruiting can be illogical, and MU is not done recruiting 2009 kids at other positions despite the apparent scholarship logjam and the acute need at the point. Consider:
- Donte Hill, a 6'4" shooting guard from Virginia Beach, is sporting offers from Marquette, ODU and George Mason. Clemson could be next.
- Also from the class of 2009, MU has been in "constant contact" with Tony Freeland, a 6'5" small forward from Los Angeles.
- Omari Lawrence, a 6'4" 205 pound guard from New York City, recently visited MU with 6'6" teammate Kevin Parrom. The New York Daily News caught up with Lawrence earlier this week to discuss his decision to transfer from St. Raymond's to South Kent Prep. Lawrence will also visit Florida, Louisville and UConn this summer. Both Lawrence and Parrom are 2009 prospects.
Oh ...... looking ahead to 2010, The NBE Basketball Report filed a detailed update on Tobias Harris, a 6'8" 215-pound forward from the 2010 class. Harris recently participated in MU's Elite Camp and has or will visit Texas, UCLA, USC, Rutgers, Kansas, West Virginia, Virginia, Louisville and St. John’s.
Nice work as always by the guys at the NBE Basketball Report.