Sunday, October 07, 2007

Bruin Recruiting: Prep News Roundup (10/8)

By Bruin Basketball Report

Prep News Roundup is published every Monday.


Kevin Love, UCLA. One college hoops insider suggested he would be an "instant double-double machine" in college. That was before Love's junior year in high school. It's possible Love will put up attractive numbers, but more important, he will serve as the foundation for a more functional attack. The Bruins now will be able to go inside-out with their offense, instead of relying on jumpshots. And, from his outlet passes, they at last will be able to run. Sporting News 10/5


There’s a ton of talent at the top of the Class of 2010. Jeremy Tyler, a power forward at San Diego (San Diego, Calif.), is a beast in the paint and an automatic double-double. His power game vaults him to the top of the rankings, but there’s plenty of competition. RISE Magazine 10/2

In mid-January, New London will attend the Big Apple Invitational at Baruch College in New York City and play San Diego High School. The Big Apple Invite annually draws the top high school programs in the country. San Diego, ranked in the national top 20 to begin last season, has perhaps the country's top sophomore in forward Jeremy Tyler, who has drawn interest from the country's top college programs, including UConn. Tyler participated in UConn's basketball camp in August. The Day 10/4

Fans might want to circle the date of Jan. 12. That's when Reeves Nelson, player for Modesto (Calif.) Christian, will play in a tournament at Lexington Catholic. Nelson is a do-everything 6-6 swing player. His game suggests a bigger version of Dane Bradshaw, whose intangibles helped fuel Tennessee's success the last two season. Or, if you prefer, Nelson might be a smaller version of a former Modesto Christian player, Chuck Hayes, whose intangibles make UK successful earlier this decade. Nelson's pickup games this fall have drawn the interest of coaches around the country. For instance, North Carolina had a representative watching play on Tuesday. The best may be yet to come. Nelson, a high school junior, only turned 16 in September. And he's a solid 232 pounds. Lexington Herald-Leader 10/7

J’Mison Morgan, 6-10, 275, South Oak Cliff High, Dallas: Has visited KU, LSU, UCLA and Alabama. Also has had Kentucky and Baylor on his list. Will choose a school on his birthday, Nov. 2. KU Sports 10/7

(photo credit: Kelly Kline/RISE Magazine)



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