Hurricane Irma’s projected path toward Florida has forced the University of Miami to postpone its scheduled weekend recruiting visit with blue-chip point guard Immanuel Quickley.
The announcement was made Wednesday morning on the Twitter account of Quickley’s AAU team, Team BBC.
It is not known if the visit will be rescheduled.
Quickley, a 6-foot-4 senior point guard from John Carroll High School in Bel Air, Md., visited Kansas last weekend and will visit Kentucky on Sept. 15-17. He has a final three of KU, Kentucky and Miami.
Kentucky has long been considered the favorite to land Quickley, Rivals.com’s No. 10-ranked prospect in the recruiting class of 2018. Wildcats coach John Calipari coached Quickley at this summer’s Under 19 World Cup in Egypt. The U.S. placed third in the tourney.
McCormack close to decision?
David McCormack, a 6-foot-10, 260-pound senior center from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., who recently made unofficial visits to Kansas and Xavier and an official visit to North Carolina State, may be ready to choose a school by the end of the month, Oak Hill coach Steve Smith told Zagsblog.com.
“I don’t know if he’ll go past September. He’s getting kind of antsy and I think he likes a couple of schools,” Smith told Zagsblog.com. “He really liked N.C. State last weekend and he likes Kansas a lot. He visited Xavier the day before unofficially and then he went to Kansas. He made both those visits unofficially and he’s going to take officials to both of them so they’re both obviously very much in the picture and that’ll be the second time he’s been there.”
McCormack will attend the Sept. 30 Late Night in the Phog as part of an official recruiting visit to KU. He will visit Xavier officially this weekend. Rivals.com’s No. 35-rated player also has Duke, Oklahoma State and UCLA on his list.
“Coach Rob (Norm Roberts) is great, coach (Jerrance) Howard and, you know, obviously coach (Bill) Self is amazing. All of them are great guys,” McCormack said in a recent interview with Jayhawkslant.com.
Oklahoma State at one point was considered the favorite for McCormack, who averaged 10.6 points and 8.6 rebounds as a junior at Oak Hill. That’s because he is well-acquainted with first-year Cowboys assistant coach David Kontaxis, a former James Madison assistant who has worked seven years with AAU programs in the Washington, D.C. area, including McCormack’s Team Loaded AAU.
Carey, Griffin have visits set for weekend
Two senior prospects who are scheduled to attend KU’s Late Night in the Phog will be making official visits to other schools this weekend.
Jalen Carey, a 6-4 point guard from Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair, N.J., who is ranked No. 50 nationally by Rivals.com, will visit Syracuse, Zagsblog.com reports. He’s already visited Miami and UConn and also has Rutgers and Villanova on his list.
Zion Griffin, a 6-6 forward from Hinsdale South in suburban Chicago, who is ranked No. 99 in the Class of 2018, will visit Iowa State. He recently visited Illinois State and also has a visit planned to Pittsburgh on Sept. 15-17.
KU-A&M game time information
Game time for the KU-Texas A&M game on Jan. 27 will be either 3:30 p.m, or 6 p.m. Central time, the Big 12 has announced.
That game is part of the Big 12/SEC Challenge and will be contested in Allen Fieldhouse. It will be shown on ESPN.