Today is the first day that NCAA basketball coaches can visit players, so naturally there are a lot of planners being whipped out and plane tickets being purchased across the country. Chris Thomas took a look earlier at some of Cal’s destinations, and there’s no doubt that this is a busy time of year for him.
Adam Zagoria, over at ZagsBlog, started a running column for the day, updating it as the hours go on with pertinent bits of information. There are already a few Kentucky-related bits that merit some information regarding the highest-profile recruits on the market.
**No coaches came to watch Andrew WigginsSunday at Huntington (W.V.) Prep because he is out of town until Sunday evening. That news was first reported by Scout.com, and confirmed by Huntington coach Rob Fulford. Fulford said Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton is expected back Monday to watch Wiggins, but he’s not sure when Kentucky coach John Calipari might come.
**Baylor also completed on Sunday its home visit with the Harrison twins. The twins are also expected to host Kentucky, SMU, Villanova and Maryland between now and mid-week. Maryland’s visit is Monday.
**Julius Randle will host N.C. State and Kentucky for home visits Sunday. He has nine home visits scheduled in the next week or so. Randle is expected to sign in the spring.
**Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim is expected Monday at Roselle (N.J.) Catholic to watch 2013 F Tyler Roberson, as are coaches from Rutgers and Seton Hall. SMU head coach Larry Brown and assistant Jerrance Howard had an in-home Sunday with Roberson. And Kentucky is expected to watch him Thursday.
The biggest change here is to notice that Cal will not head to Huntington, West Virginia to watch Andrew Wiggins, since Wiggins won’t even be playing. I’m sure Cal will miss the opportunity to get a Luau Cow at Fat Patty’s, but there’s always next time.
Overall, though, not a bad lineup of high school players to be involved with. Two number ones, and one of the best backcourt duos in recent memory. Don’t get too jetlagged, Cal.