Kansas head coach, Bill Self told a local Kansas radio station, "The best recruiters in the business from an evaluation standpoint are at the mid-majors. They do a great job evaluating their talent level when they (players) are 16, 17 and projecting them out to when they are age 21. At Kansas, we don’t get the opportunity to do that. The majority of kids we recruit want to be in school goal-wise, one, two, three years. Very rarely do the best of the best stay all four years in college basketball the way the landscape is. The real talent of recruiting is being able to dig those guys out who at age 21, 22 can whip those kids who are 18. The people getting that done are the ones having success."
Below, some recruiting news from around the Ivy League...For a list of committed players to attend Ivy League schools, including profiles of incoming Cornell recruits, and a listing of Cornell's prospective recruiting targets, click here. For a list of general Ivy League prospective recruiting targets, click here. Please note that we update these lists daily.
Princeton received a verbal commitment from Denton Koon (Liberty HS) Liberty, MO, 6-7.
Reggie Perkins (West Guildford HS) Greensboro, NC, 6-1, G, committed to Western Carolina in May of 2009 prior to his junior year. Perkins has since decommitted. "We have decided to take the academic route with Reggie's recruiting since he has a 3.94 GPA," Perkins father told Scout.com. Bucknell, Columbia, Princeton and N.C. A&T are interested.
Matt McCarthy (Good Counsel HS) Wheaton, MD, 6-2, G, told the Gazette of Montgomery County, Maryland that he is attracted to the idea of playing for Cornell.
ChippewaCountry.com reports that Luke Hager (Whitney Young HS) Chicago, IL, 6-7, F, boasts offers from Central Michigan, Bradley, TCU, Akron, Northeastern, Harvard, Columbia, Penn, Sam Houston State, and UIC.
NorCalPreps.com notes that Colin Gruber (Harbor HS) Santa Cruz, CA, 6-3, G, has drawn interest from Columbia, Santa Clara, San Diego, Cal Poly, Utah State, Pacific and UCSB.
Brown, Stony Brook, and Florida Gulf Coast have offered Alex Richter (South HS) Lakeville, MN, 6-5, F.