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Elite 24 Scrimmage & Adidas Nations Video; Stacey Poole’s Plans; Notes on recent events

Below you will find some footage from the Boost Mobile Elite 24 scrimmage game. This is a good opportunity for you guys to familiarize yourselves with some of UK’s targets, since many of their top targets played in this game. Below is a list of the players that I thought you guys would be interested in seeing.

Name (#): Tobias Harris (43), CJ Leslie (30), Josh Selby (1), Doron Lamb (5), Terrence Jones (44), Kyrie Irving (7), Perry Ellis (51), Roscoe Smith (35), Dajuan Coleman (55), Cory Joseph (25), Tony Wroten (16), Josh Smith (53), Harrison Barnes (14), Austin Rivers-Florida Commit (15), Kendall Marshall- UNC Commit (11), Phil Pressey (4), Will Barton- Memphis Commit (41).

The clip included below is part 1 of a 12 part series by HSBNetworkTV and NYCHoops.net. Instead of embedding all 12 I just embedded the 1st. The 2nd should pop up as an option once the 1st ends, and so on.

Also, check out this link, which will take you to full coverage of both the championship game (Canada vs USA 2010) and 3rd place game (Europe vs USA 2011) at this year’s Adidas Nations.

On the 2010 team (championship game), you’ll find: Dominique Ferguson (15), Josh Smith (20), Justin Martin (10), LaQuinton Ross (11), Ray McCallum (2), and Tony Wroten (7).

On the 2011 team (3rd place game), you’ll find: Chane Behanan (35), Marquis Teague (23), Nick Johnson (26) and Rakeem Christmas (36). You also might find Marshall Plumlee (37) and Cody Zeller (31) interesting.

Team Canada has Cory Joseph, Tristan Thompson and Dwight Powell on their roster. Detlef Schrempf is coaching team Europe, which has new Florida addition Nimrod Tishman.

*Special thanks to CourtCred.com for bringing the Adidas Nation footage to my attention. Also, don’t worry about the Monday’s Movie emblem above, this will not be a recurring thing. Only when I find worthwhile stuff, will I post it.

Talked for awhile with Stacey Poole this weekend, which I may turn into a post for later in the week, but the basic thing that needs to be passed on at this time is that the visit to UK and Indiana are still planned for this weekend. Poole should visit Kentucky on Saturday after visiting IU’s campus on Friday. He did stress that his plan is not to commit during either of the trips, but instead to make the journey back home before deciding from his final four, which include Clemson and South Carolina, along with the aforementioned two. Poole did echo his father’s recent comments, agreeing that you could call the Cats #1 for his services.

According to the Miami Herald, Poole scored 18 points for his “Team Elevate” this weekend in the Next Level Top 24, which is all star game for kids playing high school ball in the state of Florida.

Notes on recent events:

Tobias Harris broke the news on his Maryland visit himself, via twitter, this weekend. His brother, Torrel Jr., lives about half an hour from Maryland’s campus, making Harris” visit with him a perfect opportunity to visit Maryland as well.

Kyrie Irving added an Oct. 3rd visit to Indiana to his list of officials, according to a report by Evan Daniels of Scout. Duke will host Irving on Sept. 25th. Zag’s blog also talked to Irving’s father, Drederick, who gave a little insight into their in-home visit calendar. The Irving’s will play host to Duke on Sept. 9th (notice a pattern), Indiana on Sept. 14th and Texas A&M (back in the picture again) on Sept. 15th. Zagoria says in-homes are also set with Kentucky, UConn and Georgia Tech, although the dates were not given. Seton Hall should also get a in-home visit, most likely on the 16th.

– In Friday’s post, I alluded to the fact that Brandon Knight might be trying to suit up for the Next Level Top 24. The Miami Herald reports that Knight, instead, opted to watch from the sidelines as he continues to rehab his late-summer leg injury.

– A couple of UK targets were in attendance at the Marquette Elite Camp this weekend, according to Scout. 2010’s Cameron Clark and Jeremy Lamb, along with 2011’s Wayne Blackshear, made the trip to the land of cheap beer and cheese curds.

– Also from Scout, we learn that Casey Prather has set three of his official visits and UK is not one of those. For now, it looks like that ship might have sailed, although a revisit to Prather may be in order if the Cats fail to get one of their top targets. That almost pains me to say, as Prather is by no means on the same talent level as most school’s backup options. Credit goes to Calipari and his amazing staff, but I also want to make sure that the talent of Prather is recognized as well.

– 2012 prospect Omar Calhoun‘s father tells NYCHoops.net that his son is getting some interest from Kentucky. Calhoun is a shooting guard that runs with the NY Gauchos. The usual suspects are also following Kentucky’s name on Calhoun’s list. Villanova, Kansas, Indiana, Pitt and Arizona are also showing interest in the shooter.

Article written by Dustin Rumbaugh

I enjoy basketball, Kentucky sports and extremely short walks on the beach, followed by a nap. Sorry ladies, I'm taken.