The second live period in the Atlanta area continues to bring out many of the top players in the country, which means top college coaches won’t be far behind. Rivals.com split time between the On The Radar Hoops Super 6 and the Best Of The South on Friday and Saturday to take in all the action.
appeared to be closing in on a college decision. He cut his list down to Florida, Kansas and Tennessee, and took official visits to Florida and Tennessee. He had his decision date set as well. But after more thought, that’s no longer the case.
“I’m opening it back up to everybody,” Mann said.
The Florida native mentioned Iowa State, North Carolina and NC State as three schools he’s heard from lately, and maintains that Florida, Kansas and Tennessee are still in play. Roy Williams and an assistant were courtside for Each 1 Teach 1’s game Saturday afternoon.
“They’ve just they want to build a relationship with me and get to know what kind of person I am before they offer me. They have a great program. They got a great coach who is a winner. He’s been there for a while and has experience.”
Mann said there is no timetable for visits or a decision in his recruitment.
SCHOOLS STILL TRYING TO CRACK BACOT'S LIST
Fresh off competing for Team USA followed by winning the Nike EYBL championship at the Peach Jam last week, five-star power forward
is spending the second live period playing in Atlanta in the Super 6. On Saturday morning against Team Breakdown, Bacot was up to his normal tricks being a bully in the paint in the big win.
Afterwards, he talked about where he’s at with the recruiting process as we approach his senior year, which he will spend at IMG Academy.
“I have my top 10, but Kentucky has been reaching out and Georgia is another school that has been talking to me a lot,” Bacot said. “I plan on releasing my top five sometime in August, probably in the middle of August. I’ll probably make my decision after my official visits unless I just get that feeling before I’m done with them all. I plan on signing early."
has been pretty remarkable over the past couple months. He’s gone from a prospect who was on the radar of high-major coaches in April with no firm offers to a prospect with over 30 offers. The most recent to join the mix was Florida State earlier this week with Kansas, Syracuse and Providence putting scholarships offers out last week.
“I’m still in the early stages. It’s been a fun process. I’m just taking it slow and trying to find the best fit for me,” Jones said. “All the schools are great. I’m blessed to have a lot of choices, but right now I’m just focused on getting better. I’ll probably narrow my list down and take my visits starting next month and most likely sign during the early signing period.”
The Florida State offer has his attention.
“It was great. It’s a good school. Before I started playing basketball, it was a school I was working really hard to get into. So now it’s kind of a blessing to have a scholarship offer from them. It’s kind of surreal.”
Along with making the trip to Atlanta for Tre Mann and his teammate
Speaking of Patrick Williams, continues to bring impressive number of head coaches out to his games. Today, he had Buzz Williams, Leonard Hamilton, Jim Larranaga, Tony Bennett, Chris Mack and Danny Manning.