There have been some changes on the recruiting front in the past few days: Reggie Cameron, regarded as one of the top 3-point shooters in the 2013 class, gave a verbal commitment to Georgetown Wednesday morning, according to SNY’s Adam Zagoria. Also, blue-chip forward Noah Vonleh re-classified to 2013. UConn badly needs frontcourt players, and Vonleh, a consensus top 10 prospect, would probably start from Day One.
Here’s an updated list of UConn’s 2013 targets.
*Jabari Parker, 6-7 SF, Chicago: Hailed by Sports Illustrated as the best high school basketball player since LeBron James (and before Andrew Wiggins), Parker would be the top signee in program history. Kevin Ollie was scheduled to visit Parker this week.
Also considering: BYU, DePaul, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina and Stanford.
*Xavier Rathan Mayes, 6-4 SG, Ontario: Versatile scorer has always been vocal about his admiration for Ollie. UConn stands a solid chance to land Rival.com’s No. 25 overall player, who will visit campus this upcoming weekend. Rathan Mayes said he’ll announce his decision at an Oct. 13 press conference.
Also considering: Florida State, Illinois
*Noah Vonleh, 6-9 PF, Haverhill, Mass.: Vonleh, one of the top forwards in the country, reclassified to 2013 earlier this week. In a press release sent out by his high school, Vonleh identified North Carolina, Ohio State and Indiana as the schools recruiting him the hardest. Still, UConn has been on Vonleh for quite some time, and there’s a chance he lands in Storrs. A versatile 6-foot-9 forward capable of playing multiple positions, Vonleh is a consensus top 10 prospect. He told ESPN.com that he’d “make a list of 10-15 schools and see what schools have scholarships open in 2013.”
*Dominic Woodson, 6-10 C, Round Rock, Tex.: UConn still needs depth (and beef) up front. The 265-pound Woodson would provide just that.
Also considering: N.C. State, Baylor, Texas A&M, Memphis, Tennessee, Cincinnati, Rhode Island, Oklahoma
*Jarvis Williams, 6-8 PF, Macon, Ga.: Williams, one of the nation’s premier JuCo prospects, de-committed from UAB earlier this summer. He’s said to be very high on Kevin Ollie (big surprise). UConn assistant Glen Miller was in Georgia to watch Williams last week.
Also considering: Memphis, Murray State, Minnesota
*Stevie Clark, 5-10 PG, Oklahoma City: Scoring point guard who has “always had UConn in top five,” his mother told Hearst Connecticut. Ollie’s promotion helps UConn’s chances here.
Also considering: Missouri, Florida State, Oklahoma State and UCLA
*Vince Hunter, 6-8 F, Detroit: An athletic forward who excels in the open court, Hunter cracked Scout.com’s top 100 and picked up a pair of high major offers — Memphis and UConn — to go along with a host of mid-majors. He’s scheduled to visit UTEP soon.
Also considering: UTEP, Long Beach State, Xavier, Memphis and USC
*Jordan Bell, 6-8 PF, Long Beach, Calif.: Considered an elite shotblocker, Bell has called UConn his “dream school.” He doesn’t have an offer right now, but that could change when the coaching staff visits him in mid-October.
“Coach Ollie wants to see me play first (before offering),” Bell said Saturday.
Also considering: All Pac-12 (minus Utah), Kansas State, Gonzaga