Bruin Recruiting: Prep News Roundup (6/28)
By Bruin Basketball Report
Prep News Roundup is published every Monday.
Several prospects, including top-30 guard Josiah Turner and top-50 forward LaQuinton Ross, said they are no longer hearing from UK. Turner guessed that's because of "all the commitments they already have. They get all good players." Courier-Journal 6/21
Quinn Cook of Baltimore says Kentucky “definitely” remains on his list even though it has a commitment from Indianapolis point guard Marquis Teague. “I have developed a relationship with the (UK) coaches, and coach Cal (John Calipari) just wins,” Cook said. “He puts guys in the NBA, and he plays guards. He lets guards control the offense. Look at all the good guards he has had — John Wall, Eric Bledsoe, Tyreke Evans, Derrick Rose.” One reason Cook is not worried about Teague’s commitment to UK is because Calipari used Wall and Bledsoe together last season and both are projected as first-round NBA draft picks with Wall slated to go No. 1. AM News 6/23
I finally caught up to Julian Royal today. Royal is a 6′7 forward out of Alpharetta, Ga. who is ranked No. 52 nationally by Rivals.com. He just finished up working out at the NBA Top 100 camp over the weekend. Check out what he had to say....Q: What schools are showing the most interest right now? A: Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Northwestern, Ohio State TideSports 6/23
Quinn Cook is the fourth-ranked point guard for the Class of 2011 and is considering many of the nation's top college programs, including Villanova, UConn, North Carolina, St. John's and Kentucky just to name a few. Cook, who is currently taking part in the USA Under-17 training camp in San Antonio, is finding that college recruitment can come in many forms. USA Today 6/24