Florida picks up pledge from Hill
Montverde Academy 6'0 point guard, Kasey (K.J.) Hill decided to start his new year off with a commitment to Coach Billy Donovan and the Florida Gators. In doing so, he chose them over Florida State, Kentucky, Louisville and North Carolina State among others. He becomes the first member of the Gators 2013 class.
Hill grades out an A+ on our site and is the No. 10 overall prospect, as well as the No. 2 ranked point guard in the Hoops Recruits 2013 Top 100.
Fischer to Indiana
Wisconsin big man Luke Fischer made it official this week, choosing to become a Hoosier over offers from Boston College, Iowa and Marquette.
Fischer, a 6'9 power forward is the third member of the 2013 class, joining Indiana natives Devin Davis and Collin Hartman.
Wood re-opens recruitment
Steve Lavin lost another recruit a few days back, when Washington D.C. 6'4 shooting guard Darrick Wood de-committed from the Red Storm. He joins Ricardo Gathers as now former St. John's commits. According to Wood, this does not mean St. John's is out of the picture.
"I just wanted to open up my recruitment to weigh my options," Wood told Scout.com. "Me de-committing doesn't mean I don't want to go to St. John's, I just want to do the best thing for my future."
Carr makes the Call
Hoops Recruits No. 23 ranked prospect in the 2013 class made his school decision known this past week.
Aquille Carr, a 5'8 sparkplug out of Baltimore (MD), committed to Seton Hall over the likes of Baylor, Memphis, South Florida and others.
Carr grades out an A+ on the site, and ranks as the #5 point guard in the class.
Anthony Bennett down to 5
The No. 11 prospect in 2012 and one of only three in the top 20 that remains uncommitted (Shabazz Muhammad and Amile Jefferson), Anthony Bennett trimmed his list down to five schools; Florida, Kentucky, Oregon, UNLV and Washington (in no certain order).
Bennett let Garrett Tucker of BluegrassHoops.com in on why these five were still in the hunt.
Kentucky: "They produce players and win a lot of games."
Florida: "They have a great system and location. They also develop players well."
UNLV, Oregon, and Washington: "I like the styles of play and I feel like I can go and start right away."