Sunday, November 19, 2006

Bruin Recruiting: Prep News Roundup (11/20)

By Bruin Basketball Report

Prep News Roundup is published every Monday.


Malcolm Lee is an elite guard who is rated the #33 and #52 top recruit in the 2008 class by Scout and Rivals, respectively. At 6'4 170 lb and solid ballhandling skills, Lee can play both the point and shooting guard positions. Along with Jerime Anderson (Canyon HS, Anaheim), who committed to UCLA over the summer, Lee and Anderson will form a dynamic 2008 backcourt in Westwood. Bruin Basketball Report 11/16


Luke Babbitt, Galena High School's 6-foot-7 star forward, has narrowed his possible college choices to Nevada, UCLA, Arizona, Gonzaga and Ohio State.  Babbitt is a junior so still has another year left at Galena.  Babbitt, one of the most highly recruited players in the country, said he has eliminated Stanford, Washington, Kansas, Texas, Illinois and Duke from the list this week.  Seattle Post-Intelligencer 11/14

The Southern and Riverside boys' basketball teams will square off against each other as part of the Hoop Hall Classic tripleheader on Jan. 30 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.  In the nightcap, the country's top-rated senior, O.J. Mayo of Huntington (W.Va.) will face Artesia (Cal.) and the nation's top-rated sophomore, Renardo Sidney. Oak Hill, Mater Dei, Huntington and Artesia all are ranked in the top 20 in the country. Herald-Sun 11/15

The buzz has been all over the internet for a while concerning a showdown with two of the nation's most recruited players in the class of 2008. Galena's Luke Babbitt will have a chance to showcase his talents across the country this season, including right off the bat in the season opener. Babbitt and Galena will take on Drew Gordon and Archbishop Mitty in the Bay Area on Dec. 1. The 6-8 Babbitt and the 6-8 Gordon are two of the most recruited juniors in the country. Nevada Appeal 11/16

The early signing period is just winding to a close, and the past couple days have really shook up the rankings as USC jumped into the Top Five with the addition of O.J. Mayo and Davon Jefferson. CSTV 11/17

A top 25 recruit, Drew Gordon, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound junior forward from San Jose's Archbishop Mitty High School, attended the UW game, apparently making an unofficial recruiting visit. He seemed to enjoy himself, sitting near the student section. He had his last name loudly chanted by the Dawg Pack and received a free purple T-shirt in a promotional giveaway that was snagged by a student and handed over to him. Seattle Post-Intelligencer 11/20

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