Well it’s the adventures of huckleberry finn essay here. The big weekend where a majority of the top recruits in the country spend the weekend on the college campus of their choice for the official start of practice. We spent a considerable amount of time tracking down info and trying to confirm visits for this week’s “Midnight Madness” version of Visitation Nation. With big weekends for schools around the country we are certainly going to omit a visit or two but here is our shot at letting you know who is going where.
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2013: No. 11 Erica McCall, No.75 Saniya Chong
2014: No. 9 Sierra Calhoun
In Storrs, Conn., the official kickoff for practice is called “Late Night” and this years version will see UConn host their two primary targets for the class of 2013, Erica McCall of Bakersfield, Calif., and Saniya Chong of Ossining, N.Y. In typing an essay addition, the Huskies will host standout 2014 wing Sierra Calhoun of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Landing McCall and Chong, who committed early on the visit, would give Geno Auriemma and his staff two pieces to fit in to what is already an impressive roster. For the most part UConn has been quiet with the 2013 recruiting class after top targets such as Diamond DeShields and Taya Reimer made other decisions. The underclassmen visitor, Calhoun has the ability to be an impact scorer at the next level. She is coming off a very good summer where she made strides in that direction.
2013: No. 5 Linnae Harper and No. 31 Imani Wright
2014: No. 1 Kelsey Mitchell, No. 12 Alyssa Rice, No. 21 Mychal Johnson, No. 22 Alexa Middleton, three-star Jaycee Coe, two-star Chelsea Mitchell.
Every year the first night of practice is a big event at literary analysis essay for the fault in our stars the University of Kentucky. The “Big Blue Madness” as they call it has become a big event for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at the SEC school. This year Kentucky has a number of visitors on campus as they are hosting two official visits, Linnae Harper of Chicago, Ill., and Imani Wright of Hooks, Texas, in addition to a number of underclassman including juniors Alyssa Rice of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Mychal Johnson of Huntington, W.Va., Kelsey and Chelse Mitchell of Cincinnati, Ohio, Alexa Middleton of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Jaycee Coe of Cookeville, Tenn. Coe committed to the program early on the visit. The Wildcats also have a number of 2015 prospects on campus for the weekend’s events.
Brandon Clay talks some of the weekend’s bigger story lines (Video Note: Emmonie Henderson of Ill., is at Purdue this weekend and is actually scheduled to visit Tennessee next weekend.)
AROUND THE RIM
Baylor: No. 2 Brianna Turner (2014), four-star guard McKenzie Calvert (2014), four-star post Teaira McCowan (2015) are all on campus in Waco this weekend.
Cal: No. 38 Courtney Range, who committed earlier this month, is making her official visit.
Georgetown: No. 35 Shayla Cooper and No. 89 Faith Woodard both visit the nation’s capital.
Iowa State: Emily Potter, the 6-5 post from the Canadian U17 National Team, is checking out the Cyclone campus this weekend.
North Carolina: Tar Heel commits No. 3 Diamond DeShields , No. 7 Allisha Gray, No. 14 Jessica Washington, No. 23 Stephanie Mavunga are joined by 2014 prospects No. 10 Aj’a Wilson, three-star post Azure Stevens, and four-star point guard Jamie Cherry in Chapel Hill this weekend.
Texas Tech: No. 48 Aurjane’e (AJ) Alix, the 5-6 point guard from Houston, uk assignments is in Lubbock this weekend for her official visit.
UCLA: No. 12 Kendall Cooper of Carson, Calif., is making her sole West Coast official visit, to the Bruins this weekend.
Washington: Four star wing Jaime Nared (2014) of Portland, Ore., is on Montlake on Saturday for an unofficial visit. The Huskies played host to four-star wing Brittany McPhee and her sister, Jordan McPhee, a 2-star combo guard. The pair of 2014 prospects from Des Moines, Wash., visited on Friday.
Brandon Clay and Chris Hansen contributed to this report.
Keil Moore is the Director of Scouting for the JumpOffPlus.com National Scouting Report – a division of Peach State Basketball, Inc. He also is a contributor and national recruiting analyst for ESPN HoopGurlz. Moore has been involved in the community since 2007 as a recruiting analyst and trainer. He can be reached at email@example.com.