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Basketball Recruiting Notebook

Posted by Marcus on October 12, 2008

Oak Hill will play Patterson school in a scrimmage this coming Tuesday (Oct 14) at the Mulberry Recreation Center in Lenoir, NC.

Derrick Favors to visit NC State

Derrick Favors (PF, 6’9″, 2009) will visit NC State on the weekend of October 18, continuing to give the Pack a shot at landing him.

Thomas Robinson moved by Kansas rings

Thomas Robinson (PF, 6’8″, 2009) says that what clinched his decision to commit to Bill Self and the Kansas Jayhawks was the ring ceremony he attended:

“To meet all the pros who came back for that ceremony was big. I felt it was home for me, seeing all the special players there,” Robinson, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound senior forward from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H., said Friday morning.

He was referring to Jayhawks Jacque Vaughn, Nick Collison, Kirk Hinrich, Wayne Simien, Darnell Jackson, Mario Chalmers and Brandon Rush, as well as assistant coach Danny Manning, who all have NBA experience.

This is a huge recruiting advantage that schools like Kansas, UCLA and UNC have. Going to a UNC late night event, you will see Stuart Scott, or maybe even Michael Jordan. I sat two rows behind Julius Peppers a couple of years ago, and at a Wake Forest football game two weeks ago, Tim Duncan was on the sidelines (along with former Wake Forest coach Dave Odom). Kansas and UCLA also have so much star power that it really makes an impression.

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