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Thon Maker is scheduled to take his SAT on Saturday and after that he could begin to plan to some recruiting visits.

"He'll take the SATS this weekend [and] then we'll start getting fully into it, and start building into it," Ed Smith, Maker's guardian, told SNY.tv by phone on Monday evening from Canada.

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Saying that SMU "committed multiple violations," the NCAA handed the school?a postseason ban in 2016 and suspended 75-year-old Hall of Fame?coach Larry Brown?for 30 percent of the team's games this season.

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N.C. State will host three of the biggest names in the Class of 2016 on Saturday as it continues to try to build a blockbuster class.

Rawle Alkins, the 6-foot-5 guard from Raleigh (N.C.) Word of God Academy,?Bam Adebayo, the 6-10 forward from High Point Christian, and Udoka Azubuike, a 6-10 center from Jacksonville (FL) Potter's House Christian, will all visit the ACC school, sources told SNY.tv. Azubuike's brother, Harry Coxsome, confirmed the visit for his brother.

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St. John's has?jumped into the?Thon Maker Sweepstakes.

St. John's assistant coach Barry "Slice" Rohrssen visited with the 7-foot Maker on Monday at Orangeville Prep in Ontario.

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By JACK LeGWIN ?& ADAM ZAGORIA

Xavier Sneed has committed to Kansas State.

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One day after landing the New Orleans?McDonogh 35 duo of De'Jon Jarreau and Brison Gresham, UMass added to its 2016 haul by landing big man Chris Baldwin.

The 6-foot-8 Baldwin out of Notre Dame Prep announced for UMass on Twitter, choosing the Minutemen over Creighton, West Virginia, Temple and DePaul.

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Brandon Robinson,?a 6-foot-5 shooting guard?out of Douglasville (Ga.) Douglas County, committed to North Carolina on Monday.

"I feel like coach [Roy] Williams and coach [Hubert] Davis believe in my game and can help me improve and reach my dreams and goals," Robinson told ESPN.com. "North Carolina has a great basketball tradition, and I want to be a part of something special and take part in continuing that tradition."

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Breein Tyree, a 6-foot-2 point guard from St. Joe's-Metuchen High School and the Sports U AAU program, verbally committed to Ole Miss on Monday.

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Providence landed point guard Maliek White on Sunday, which appears to take them out of the Shamorie Ponds Sweepstakes.

The 6-foot-2 White out of Richmond (VA) George Wythe is the No. 26 point guard in the Class of 2016 according to 247Sports.com.

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Vance Jackson, a 6-foot-8 combo forward from Prolific Prep (CA), visited UConn this weekend and enjoyed his time there.

"I love the whole school, the facilities, the coaching staff and the team," Jackson told SNY.tv.

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Following a?weekend official visit to Baylor, Mario Kegler?has the Big 12 program near the top of his list.

"I would say Baylor's up there, yeah," Omhar Carter, Kegler's guardian and AAU coach, ?told?SNY.tv Sunday evening. "They cannot not be up there."

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Miami scored a double dip of commits on Monday morning when they landed the New Orleans?McDonogh 35 duo of De'Jon Jarreau and Brison Gresham.

The 6-foot-5 Jarreau is?rated the No. 7 combo guard in the nation in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com, while the 6-8 Gresham is ranked the No. 31 power forward.

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Javin DeLaurier, a 6-foot-9 forward from Charlottesville (VA) St. Anne's-Belfield School, committed to Duke on Sunday.

Over the summer he was considering schools like Princeton, Texas, North Carolina and Louisville, but when he added a Duke offer many expected he would land there. DeLaurier is the No. 12 power forward in the Class of 2016 according to 247Sports.com.

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Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley continued his recruiting roll on Sunday.

The Rams landed a verbal pledge from Jeff Dowtin, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound combo guard from?Washington, DC St. John's College.

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A big recruiting weekend for Bruce Pearl and the Auburn Tigers just got bigger.

Austin Wiley, a 6-foot-9 2017 power forward from Birmingham (AL) Spain Park, committed to the Tigers while on an unofficial visit.

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Following a busy week in which college coaches criss-crossed the country to visit with their priority recruits, many of of those recruits will hit the road for official visits.

Here's a rundown that will be updated over the weekend. For more detail on any player, click the embedded link near their name:

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Adam Zagoria and Josh Newman are back with an all-new episode of The 4 Quarters Podcast, covering college hoops, recruiting, and the NBA for SNY.tv. First up, St. John's assistant coach Barry "Slice" Rohrssen calls in to talk about the new players and new era of basketball under new head coach Chris Mullin.

Then, Penn State head coach Pat Chambers joins the show to talk about big recruits for the Nittany Lions, and the overall progress for the program in the Big Ten. Later, St. Patrick's coach Chris Chavannes chats about a big year to come for New Jersey hoops, and the future of his big prospects. Adam and Josh then wrap the show with a recruiting roundup featuring updates on Rawle Alkins, Shamorie Ponds, Harry Giles, and more.

 

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ELIZABETH, N.J. -- Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley continues to find gems before other schools do.

On Thursday, Hurley landed a verbal commitment from?Cyril Langevine, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound power forward from New Jersey power St. Patrick's, who appears to have a huge upside going forward.

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ELIZABETH, N.J. -- It was approaching 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon and a group of high-major Division 1 assistant basketball coaches began assembling on the gym floor of the Mickey Walker Center, where the basketball team from The Patrick School was about to run an open gym on an unusually hot September day.

Indiana assistant Chuck Martin, Georgetown assistant Kevin Broadus, Arizona assistant Book Richardson and Boston College assistant Scott Spinelli, along with Hofstra head coach Joe Mihalich, all came to devote an hour and a half to watching the loaded team from the school everybody knows as St. Patrick.

Most of the coaches came especially to watch one young man: 6-foot-11, 235-pound junior center Nick Richards, ranked the No. 2 big man nationally in the Class of 2017 by 247Sports.com.

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De'Aaron Fox, the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2016, had a home visit Monday night with Kentucky coach John Calipari ahead of his official visit to campus next month.

"[Calipari] just let him know it's OK to dream big,"?Cypress Lakes (TX) coach Emmanuel Olatunbosun?told SNY.tv. "He told him he would play with other players that have the same goal as his, and it could be reached playing for him.

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Former Memphis commit Ar'Mond Davis committed to Alabama on Wednesday.

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ELIZABETH, N.J. -- With his last official visit coming up this?weekend to Miami, Bryce Aiken?is coming close to a college decision.

The 5-foot-11 point guard from the PSA Cardinals and St. Patrick's High School plans to make his decision within a couple of weeks after the Miami trip.

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Junior college star Bashir Ahmed?is poised for his official visit to St. John's this weekend following a trip to Cincinnati last weekend.

His visit to St. John's will coincide with the school's?Dribble for the Cure event at 10 a.m. on Saturday as part of University Service Day on the St. John?s Queens campus.

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Rawle Alkins has cut his list to eight schools.

"Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, N.C. State, North Carolina, UNLV and St. John's," Alkins tweeted on Wednesday morning.

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Udoka Azubuike, a 6-foot-10 center from?Jacksonville (FL) Potter's House Christian, enjoyed his?official visit to Kansas?this past weekend and also had a home visit Tuesday with Florida coach Mike White.

Azubuike is the No. 3 center in the Class of 2016, according to 247Sports.com.

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Adam Zagoria and Josh Newman dish out a new episode of The 4 Quarters Podcast, covering college hoops, recruiting, and the NBA for SNY.tv. First up, Oak Hill Academy coach Steve Smith calls in to talk Harry Giles, and other recruiting notes. Then, Brian Clifton, head coach Word of God Academy, joins the show to talk about Rawle Alkins. Adam and Josh follow that with the weekly recruiting round up, and then wrap the show with a look at FIBA Americas.

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- It turns out that you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Or in this case, a legendary basketball coach.

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JERSEY CITY, N.J.?-- Daniel Mading, a 6-foot-10, 198-pound power forward originally from the Sudan who was raised in?Australia, will play this season?for Hall of Fame coach Bob Hurley at St. Anthony's after spending last year at The Rock School in Gainesville, Fla.

"After I'm done with him I should be able to play right away at the next level," Mading said Monday of Hurley.

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Iona continues to add talent for the future.

The Gaels on Monday landed a pledge from E.J. Crawford, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound guard?from St. Thomas More (CT).

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Kentucky and LSU will host NBA Combines in mid-October, according to multiple reports.

Kentucky will run a combine for the second straight year from Oct. 11-12, while LSU will run one for the first year Oct. 13-14.

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Amir Coffey, the No. 8 shooting guard in the nation according to 247Sports.com,?is staying home.

The 6-foot-7 guard from Hopkins (MN) announced that he will play for Minnesota and head coach Richard Pitino, choosing the Gophers over Arizona, Baylor, Texas, Wisconsin, Penn State, Michigan State and Indiana.

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Coaches from Arizona, Utah and North Carolina are visiting Finnish power forward?Lauri Markkanen, Helinski Academy coach Hanno M?tt?l? told SNY.tv.

Arizona head coach Sean Miller and Utah head man

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Brishon Gresham and his teammate?De'Jon Jarreau have cut their lists to two schools

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Maryland finished the 2013-14 season with a?17-15 record in the ACC and then saw four players transfer out of the program.

Entering this season the Terps are the preseason favorite to win the Big Ten title and are a consensus top-5 team in the nation, with ESPN installing them as the preseason No. 1 in August.

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De'Aaron Fox, the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2016,?enjoyed his official visit to LSU over the weekend and will host Kentucky coach John Calipari Monday night for an in-home visit before taking his next official to Louisville this coming weekend.

"Coach [Johnny] Jones and [David] Patrick made us feel like we were right at home, they were?real welcoming,"?Cypress Lakes (TX) coach?Emmanuel Olatunbosun said Monday by phone. "We got a?good feeling when we got there."

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Curtis Jones, a 6-foot-3 combo guard from Huntington (W.V.) Prep, is off the board to Indiana.

Ranked the No. 10 combo guard in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com, Jones also considered Cal, Georgetown and Oklahoma State.

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Travis Atson, a?6-foot-5, 200-pound small forward from Notre Dame Prep (MA) and the PSA Cardinals, committed to Tulsa on Sunday following a visit there.

Ranked the No. 44 small forward in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com, he also considered DePaul and UCSB.

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Justice Kithcart, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound combo guard from Team Loaded and?Lynchburg?(VA)?Virginia Episcopal School, committed to Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Ranked the No. 15 combo guard in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com, he also strongly considered TCU and Memphis.

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Rhode Island and head coach Dan Hurley picked up a pledge on Sunday from Mike Tertsea, a 6-foot-10, 226-pound center from The John Carroll ?School (MD), a source told SNY.tv.

Tertsea chose the Rams over George Washington. He visited GW and La Salle in addition to Rhode Island.

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Georgia Tech landed a pledge from Romello White, a 6-foot-8 power forward from Marietta,?(GA) Wheeler who they believe is a Thomas Robinson-type.

Ranked the No. 15 power forward in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com, White also considered?Mississippi, Auburn, South Carolina, Iowa State, Auburn and Virginia, according to Scout.com.

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VCU coach Will Wade picked up a key addition on Saturday when De'Riante Jenkins committed.

Jenkins cited "the relationship me and coach Wade have. We text every day since he started recruiting me.

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Myles Powell picked up his first scholarship offer from Seton Hall in the 10th grade at Trenton (N.J.) Catholic and they haven't stopped recruiting him since.

Two years later, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound shooting guard verbally committed to the Pirates on his official visit to campus. He also considered??UConn, VCU, DePaul and Pittsburgh

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Mikey Dixon, a 6-foot-2, 165-pound point guard from the Sanford (DE) School, committed to Quinnipiac on Friday.

Dixon also considered Rider, Iona, Robert Morris and Canisius.

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Javin DeLaurier?has?a new list of six schools

The 6-foot-9 power forward from Charlottesville (Va.) St. Anne's-Belfield and Team Loaded?is listing Duke, Notre Dame, Texas, Stanford, North Carolina and Arizona.

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Emmanuel Malou, a 6-foot-9, 210-pound power forward from?Yuba College (CA),?verbally committed to Iowa State on Friday.

?With Coach [Steve] Prohm and Coach T.J. [Otzelberger], I just feel so comfortable with everything," he told Chris Williams of CycloneFanatic.com. "I?ve never been so sure about something in my life. I feel like it is just the right decision for me. I have so much support in Iowa and I?m familiar with the area. I?m just happy, so happy.?

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Lamar Stevens, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound small forward from Philly Roman Catholic, committed to Penn State on Friday.

?When I took my official up there...it was such a family environment and you could tell that they had so much confidence in me and my ability to be successful,? he told CoBL on Thursday night. ?It was hard for me to turn down.?

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Cassius Winston, a 6-foot-2 point guard from University of Detroit (MI) Jesuit,?announced for Michigan State on Friday.

Winston, ranked the No. 5 point guard in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com, also took?officials to Stanford and Pittsburgh.

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