Tyus Battle, the 6-foot-6 2016 combo guard from Gill St. Bernard’s, visited UConn Sunday for their dramatic 55-54 loss to Texas in which Jonathan Holmes hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left. Battle has been to UConn before, and head coach Kevin Ollie reinforced the pitch that he would love to coach Battle. Battle recently cut his list to 11 and is now considering UConn, Duke, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Syracuse, Villanova and Virginia.
Affton (St. Louis, Mo.) High School wide receiver/tight end West Lindor has decommitted from Syracuse, he told Syracuse.com in a series of messages on Monday night. Lindor said he hasn’t heard from Syracuse since September and has reached out to his primary recruiter, Orange running backs coach DeAndre Smith, and positional contact, tight ends coach Bobby Acosta, multiple times with no response. “I messaged them multiple times and they ignored me,” Lindor said. “Wish I could’ve balled out with Syracuse, but I need to do what’s best for me.”
VJ King is a 6’6 freshman at Akron St Vincent St Mary in Ohio. King is a top 5 freshman in the country and so far he’s living up to all the hype surrounding his game the high school he attends (LeBron James’ alma mater). In a loaded 2016 class, VJ King is as good as it gets. CityLeagueHoops strives to bring the best coverage possible coverage of high school basketball to YouTube.
Christian Wilkins, Shareef Miller and Austrian Robinson still have Penn State high on their lists, and Franklin has a history of closing hard and springing surprises late in the recruiting cycle. The Nittany Lions have plans in place to address the few shortcomings in the class, namely the lack of a defensive tackle in the wake of McLean’s de-commitment. Wilkins, widely considered a Penn State “lean,” could do plenty to address that issue as a 6-4, 290-pound prospect and future impact player. Miller and Robinson are both standout defensive ends.
Beasley’s backcourt mate Kobi Simmons had a rough outing shooting the ball, but still managed to finish with 25 points, five assists and five rebounds. The five-star junior prospect has a lengthy list of schools making him a priority. Schools such as Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, Ohio State, Missouri and Syracuse have been involved with the 6-foot-5 lead guard and he just recently took an unofficial visit to Kentucky.