One of Iowa State’s top 2016 targets will make his second visit to the school next week. Kassoum Yakwe, a 2016 forward, will make an official visit starting Sunday at ISU, a source tells the Ames Tribune. A 6-foot-7 prospect out of Our Savior New American in New York, Yakwe visited the Cyclones in the fall of 2013, along with teammate and top-10 2015 prospect Cheick Diallo, who is also considering ISU.
Tyus Battle is down to seven schools. The 6-foot-6, five-star combo guard out of Gladstone (N.J.) Gill St. Bernard’s cut his list to Louisville, UConn, Michigan, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Duke. Surprisingly, Kentucky was cut from the list, along with Florida, Villanova and Virginia. “We had some core values and we have some particulars on how they wanted to play him,” Gary Battle, the player’s father, told SNY.tv by phone on Monday.
Malachi Richardson scored 10 points apiece to lead fourth-seeded Trenton Catholic, No. 7 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 75-39 victory over 12th-seeded West Windsor-Plainsboro South in the quarterfinals of the Mercer County Tournament.
Moustapha Diagne scored 24 points and had 20 rebounds to lead Pope John, No. 4 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 71-40 win over Morris Hills in Sparta.
Gahanna is led by two juniors in 6-foot-8 forward Nick Ward and 6-7 forward Matt Moyer, both of whom are Division I recruits. Moyer has committed to Syracuse and Ward visited Purdue on Feb. 15. Through 18 games, Ward was averaging 18.3 points, Moyer was averaging 13.7 points and point guard Jenisys Battle was averaging 7.7 points and 4.7 assists.
Tyus Battle scored a game-high 19 points to lift third-seeded Gill St. Bernard’s, No. 13 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 58-34 victory over second-seeded Rutgers Prep, No. 15 in the NJ.com Top 20, in the semifinal round of the Somerset County Tournament in Somerset.