Weekend wrap — Stephenson, Barton and more
According to compliance officers from multiple athletic programs, a school likely will look into any prospective athlete's affiliation with a Web site to determine whether the relationship produced compensation for the athlete or his family, whether a third party like an agent or financial adviser was involved and what prompted the company producing the Web site to form the relationship in the first place.
• Will Barton had another big weekend on the court. The Lake Clifton shooting guard attended the Pangos All-American camp in Long Beach, Calif., scoring 19 points on 8 of 12 shooting in the top 25 game. Rivals.com’s Jerry Meyer had this to say about Barton’s play over the weekend.
The wiry shooting guard is establishing himself as one of the best scorers in the class. Name a way to score, and Barton probably got the ball in the bucket that way during the first session. Barton, also, delivered some impressive passes off the dribble. There is a sense of passion and flair in his game that is enjoyable to watch. He does need to put on weight primarily for the defensive end, but his length for his position serves him well.
Harris, who made an unofficial visit to Louisville last spring, has cut his list to the Cardinals, Rutgers, Syracuse, Connecticut, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Georgia Tech and Maryland.
He'll make unofficial visits to Tennessee and Georgia Tech this week and hopes to narrow his list by the end of July.
Pe'Shon Howard listed Maryland, Stanford, Arizona, Arkansas and Virginia Tech as his top five schools. Alabama, Xavier and Virginia are also on his list.