Kentucky still alive in Thomas Bryant sweepstakes — Cuse Clicks

Thomas Bryant is still considering Syracuse

Although his mother has suggested otherwise, top-flight center Thomas Bryant said the University of Kentucky basketball team remains a legitimate option in his recruitment. Bryant, a 6-foot-10, 230-pound senior from Huntington (W.Va.) Prep who is often seen as leaning toward Syracuse, said at last weekend’s Marshall County Hoop Fest that he has no leader in his recruitment and that getting a scholarship offer recently from UK “was a blessing.”

»  Recruit Thomas Bryant says Cats an option

Steven Clark, a senior defensive tackle from Brindlee Mountain (Guntersville, Ala.) High School, will announce his verbal commitment at 2:14 p.m. on Thursday in the school’s library, he said in a text message. Clark will be choosing between Syracuse and South Alabama, the school he decommitted from three weeks ago. The 6-foot-3, 290-pound Clark took an official visit to SU this weekend and left with the Orange as his clear favorite. Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer will pay Clark in an-home visit Wednesday night, he said.

» Alabama DT Steven Clark will choose between Orange and South Alabama on Thursday

Paul VI vs. Oak Hill Academy, 7:15 — Syracuse commit Frank Howard and defending WCAC champion Paul’s VI’s newest transfer, junior V.J. King, could make an early statement against basketball powerhouse Oak Hill. The Warriors have local products Josh Reaves, a former Paul VI guard and 2013-14 All-Met who signed with Penn State this summer, and junior forward Joe Hampton, who transferred to Oak Hill from DeMatha this year. Oak Hill’s roster also includes prospects signed by Ohio State, Iowa and Florida State.

» Top recruits, teams highlight National High School Hoops Festival

On a snowy night of Section 3 basketball, several teams still were in action throughout Central New York. Nottingham led Auburn by just three points at the half, but came out of the locker room with a fire, beating the Maroons 67-45. Malik Zachery scored 18 points in the victory.

» Nottingham, West Genesee dominate on snowy night

Kobi Simmons, St. Francis. The 6-6 junior point guard is one of the most heavily recruited players in the state with over a dozen offers from major college programs including Kentucky, Kansas, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Memphis, Cincinnati, Missouri and Ohio State. He hopes to lead the Knights to their second consecutive private school state title.

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Wes has worked for covering the New York Knicks, as well as for covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]