Canadian point guard Jamal Murray led the World Team to the Nike Hoop Summit championship on Saturday in Portland, Ore. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound point guard out of Orangeville Prep and the CIA Bounce AAU team went for 30 points on 12-of-22 shooting and 5 assists as the World Team beat the US. team, 103-101. “As for now he’s 2016,” Roger Murray told SNY.tv. “If everything lines up for 2015, so it be.” As far as recruiting, Roger said he’s talking to “10-15 schools,” including Michigan, Michigan State, Illinois, Louisville, Missouri, Indiana, North Carolina, Oregon and Wake Forest. Kentucky has also been in touch.
Red Bank Regional (New Jersey) High School wide receiver Sadiq Palmer verbally committed to Syracuse on Saturday afternoon, according to Scout.com. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Palmer is the second commit in SU’s Class of 2016. Five days ago, SU picked up its first verbal in its 2016 class when offensive lineman Cam DeGeorge committed.
It was hard enough two months ago when CP3 All Stars (N.C.) forward Harry Giles III cut his list of schools to eight: Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Syracuse, UNC, Wake Forest, Ohio St and UNLV. Now he’s got to walk past the droves of college coaches that didn’t make said cut all weekend at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League? One word: Awkward.
Kelvin Harmon, the standout two-way athlete informed NJ.com moments ago that he picked up an offer from West Virginia. However, this one wasn’t on the offensive side of the ball. “This is my first DB offer,” Harmon said. “I just made that highlight last week. I’m excited (about the offer). I need to take a visit out there.” Harmon, who checks in at 6-3, 195-pounds, now holds offers from West Virginia, Rutgers, Boston College, Syracuse, Temple and Old Dominion.
DePaul (Wayne, N.J.) junior defensive end Quayshon Alexander visited Rutgers Friday for an unofficial visit. The 6-3, 230-pound junior is the younger brother of Rutgers safety Kiy Hester, a four-star prospect and the No. 12 recruit in the NJ.com Top 50. Alexander, who last visited Rutgers in March, holds an offer from the Scarlet Knights, as well as Georgia Tech, Miami (Fla.), Michigan, Ole’ Miss, Nebraska, Pitt, Virginia and Wake Forest.
Syracuse has a history with superb wings, and Malachi Richardson is the next one. At 6’5″ with an effortless stroke that he can get off against anyone in a hurry, Richardson has a little bit of Wesley Johnson in his game. He’s a star in the making, and the best part is that he might be wearing orange for a few years.