Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bruin Recruiting: Prep News Roundup (12/13)

By Bruin Basketball Report

Prep News Roundup is published every Monday.


In the Santa Monica tournament, UCLA-bound Norman Powell put on a show for San Diego Lincoln, scoring 30 points in an 82-60 victory over previously unbeaten Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. "He's the best I've seen this year," Notre Dame Coach Bill Bedgood said. LA Times 12/8


Sitting in the stands across from the student section on Sunday was standout recruit DeAndre Daniels. A 6'8" small forward from IMG Academy in Florida, Daniels earned the coveted five-star rating from Members of the Pit Crew took notice of his presence, chanting his name and urging him to attend the University of Oregon. In response, Daniels put up the "O" sign with his hands. At halftime, he shook hands with Oregon assistant coaches before returning to his seat. Daniels was on an official visit to the University on Sunday. Daniels is also considering attending Florida, Kansas, Texas and UCLA. Daily Emerald 12/6

DeAndre Daniels, a 6-foot-8 senior forward from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., apparently had a good time on his official visit to Kansas University last weekend. “I think the coaching staff at Kansas made a very favorable impression on DeAndre during his visit, so I think he is strongly considering them,” Daniels’ AAU coach, Dinos Trigonis, told Daniels headed to Oregon for an official visit at the conclusion of the Thursday-Saturday KU trip. He also is considering Texas, Florida, UCLA and Kentucky. At one point, he was orally committed to Texas. KU Sports 12/7

Gorman junior wing Shabazz Muhammad, the third overall recruiting prospect in the nation by, had a game-high 24 points to lead the charge. Las Vegas Sun 12/11

DeAndre Daniels, a 6-9, 197-pound senior small forward from IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., is considering enrolling at a college in January. Daniels, who is visiting Kentucky this weekend, made recent trips to KU and Oregon. He is also considering Texas, Alabama, North Carolina State, UCLA and Baylor. “He made a commitment to come to us for an entire year because he knew he needed to get bigger, stronger and more competitive to be the type of player he wants to be on the Division 1 level,” IMG Academy’s Andy Borman told “Because of his hard work and success in the last three months, his dad and DeAndre and us are contemplating sending him somewhere at the semester. It’s not set in stone. We have sped up his recruiting process, so that if he does find a home at the semester, that he and his dad are very comfortable with, then he is going to go.” Daniels’ coach said he could opt to play right away in college or red-shirt and wait until the 2011-12 season to compete. KU Sports 12/11


At Dec 14, 2010, 2:12:00 AM, Anonymous Chumlee said...


At Dec 14, 2010, 3:15:00 AM, Anonymous bruin4life said...

I couldn't make it to last nights game but I recorded it and a couple things I noticed:
Malcom Lee has a serious confidence issue. In the post game interview he seemed totally unenthusiastic and almost scared to be in front of the camera. I know he has athletic potential but mentally he has not really demonstrated anything but weakness.
Also, I thought I heard either Don or Bill comment that Howland writes the stats he wants every player to achieve on a white board before the game. On a team without a clear leader, I think this is tantamount to playing mind games with the players and rather counterproductive to building confidence.
For me the best part of the game was that beautiful three by Lamb. I knew he had it in him!
Finally, I see Carlino's departure as a mixed blessing. Maybe this will allow us to recruit someone better...someone who actually has a pair.

At Dec 14, 2010, 4:18:00 AM, Anonymous Sydney Harris said...

UCLA has no shot at Daniels. thats from the inside so they should stop wasting time. neither does Florida and Texas. it's terrible that they keep getting lead to a dance they cannot win.

At Dec 14, 2010, 5:26:00 AM, Anonymous BruinFan said...

Xmas wish list:
Dump Anderson, Stover, Lane and Carlino (got that)
Recruit 1 ELITE Point Guard/Playmaker for 2012.
Recruit 2 BIG GUYS to start in front of the soft Wears for 2012.
Start preparing this team for the Wear twins will not save us...
2011 - NIT this year MAYBE
2012 - Honeycutt leaves, still no point guard, NIT most likely
I'd boycott Pauley as well...

At Dec 14, 2010, 9:40:00 PM, Anonymous Moses Cologne said...

Is it that hard to find a decent PG?! At that size there are so many good ballers. The key is you have to find that person that has heart, the killers mentality and runs the floor like a Energizer bunny (pretty much a straight up ballhog). I've ball with the best of them and you see these types of players all the time.

At Dec 18, 2010, 2:43:00 AM, Anonymous BruinFan said...

Carlino, Stover, Lane and Anderson should go to UNLV as well...join Moser and Stanback...

At Dec 19, 2010, 8:43:00 AM, Anonymous SonnyClusters said...

Memo to the media...STOP comparing JOHN WOODEN's UCLA MEN's 88 game winning streak to a WOMEN'S program. Absolutely absurd!

At Dec 19, 2010, 11:29:00 AM, Anonymous John Brady said...

True that! An 88 win streak in women's basketball is not the same!

At Dec 22, 2010, 8:09:00 AM, Anonymous Roger Tilford said...

I had a chance to watch a young man (Robert Duncan) from Granite Bay High School over the weekend. I was extremely impressed with his court awareness and making other players play to his level. I hope UCLA has this kid on their radar.


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