Weekend wrap — Selby on the market
After spending the last 10 months as a Tennessee recruit, Lake Clifton point guard Josh Selby is back on the market.
The five-star prospect, who transferred from DeMatha, withdrew his commitment to the Volunteers on Sunday, according to CBSSports.com’s Gary Parrish.
Still, industry sources told CBSSports.com two schools that will almost certainly be involved are Kentucky and Oregon -- both of which have obvious connections to William Wesley, a major person of influence in the sport. Wesley (more commonly known as "Worldwide Wes" or simply as "Wes") has a close and very public relationship with Kentucky coach John Calipari, Oregon assistant Kenny Payne, and Nike Basketball.
GoVolsXtra.com insinuates that Selby’s change of heart could be shoe-related.
Kentucky, a school with a Nike contract and John Calipari as head coach, has already landed the No. 1 and No. 2 rated players in the Class of 2009. Calipari, who enjoyed a strong relationship with Nike at Memphis, is believed to be involved in Selby’s recruitment. Tennessee’s contract is with adidas.
• The Maryland football program picked up a commitment from Milford Mill wide receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro. The three-star prospect picked the Terps over offers from Virginia, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Syracuse and UConn, among others. Check back with Recruiting Report later this week for more on Cheeseboro’s choice. Click here for video of his announcement.
Weatherspoon also is listing Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Florida, Missouri, VCU and Cincinnati along with Xavier and Ohio State. Many analysts still believe his choice eventually will come down to XU and OSU, but he doesn’t know what to think at this point.
[South Carolina] is the leader for 6-9 Damontre Harris, according to his coach at Trinity Christian Academy in Fayetteville, N.C. “Coach (Neill) Berry and coach (Darrin) Horn have done a tremendous job,” said Trinity coach Heath Vandevender. “They were the first big time program to offer.”
Erin Shields scored 14 points, but it wasn’t enough to lift the Comets to victory against the New Orleans Dominos in Orlando. The Dominos prevailed, 56-50, but Natasha Cloud scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.