Weekly recruiting roundup
North Carolina was involved with both 2011 big men, but with Chol now out of the picture for the Tar Heels, their focus could turn to Hubert. ZagsBlog.com spoke to Hubert about how Chol's choice affects him.
Had Chol picked the Tar Heels instead of the Wildcats during his Thursday press conference at San Diego Herbert Hoover High, Hubert might have headed to Maryland by default.
Instead, Hubert is still considering both schools.
Asked what he planned to do now, Hubert said, “I’m not sure. I’m going to see if I can take a visit to UNC.”
Whittington led all scorers with 34 points – nearly outscoring the opposition all by himself. And that allowed the Scorpions to rewrite the history books with their 22nd victory of the season, a 58-38 wire-to-wire win.
Nick Faust finished with 30 points Monday as No. 7 City closed out a 64-52 win over No. 4 Edmondson at Northwestern in a game that was suspended Feb. 4 after a fight broke out in City's stands.
• Baltimore Sports and Life conducted a Terps recruiting Q&A with Rivals.com's Jerry Meyer. The first question for Meyer was about UM point guard signee Sterling Gibbs.
“Gibbs is a nice all around player who can play both the point and the two. He is not the biggest guy nor the most athletic player and that has affected his ranking. But he is smart and skilled and will be a solid contributor at Maryland.”
The other six in the mix are Connecticut, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina and UCLA. Ritchie Davis, Tokoto's club coach with the Wisconsin Playground Warriors, said Tokoto plans to make his final decision soon after the conclusion of the spring grassroots season.
• The Washington Post's Josh Barr caught up this week with BeeJay Anya, a sophomore center from DeMatha who claims offers from Georgetown, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, St. John's and Texas.
"Texas, they're very good with their big men, so is Georgetown, which is known for their big men," Anya said. "And Maryland, I see what they've done with Jordan Williams. He's a very good player. They said I can be somewhat like him, hopefully."
Johnson scored a game-high 24 points, while Brown added 23 and 10 assists as the Bulldogs rolled to an 89-65 win Wednesday afternoon at Mill Creek High School.
“I got an offer earlier tonight from Miami and then Notre Dame offered last week,” he said. “I’m really excited. I mean, Miami and Notre Dame, who wouldn’t be excited.
“I have received more offers,” said Lebbie. “West Virginia, Illinois and Vanderbilt have offered me.”
These three offers join previous offers from Maryland and Rutgers.