Fastbreak Friday: We are in the THICK OF IT for visit season
Here we are - smack dab in the middle of visit season. College basketball prospects have been hot on the travel tour this month and this weekend is no different with players scheduled to be on campuses big and small.
Per usual, we dive into the notable trippers and offer up some insight to who is going where.
CAMPUS OF THE WEEKEND: LSU
The bayou is going to be bumpin’ again this weekend after recently being one of the campuses of the weekend.
The Tigers are slated to host a trio of HoopSeen favorites when Gicarri Harris, RJ Jones and Rakease Passmore come to town. All of them rank within our top-100 for the 2024 class.
LSU hosts Arkansas on the gridiron that weekend.
JOSH TEC’S VISITOR TO WATCH: Curtis Givens, Memphis
One of the best available point guards in the 2024 class, Curtis Givens is one to watch this weekend.
Givens is originally from Memphis, so that adds some intrigue to the visit. After having been to LSU, Texas and Indiana already, his hometown program is getting the last visit, which has been the plan all along according to reports.
JUSTIN YOUNG’S VISITOR(S) TO WATCH
Let’s get outside of the Power Conferences for a second. We should be talking about two significant visitors from the state of Florida here. And two programs that we know will be a problem in the post-season.
Let’s start with Indiana State. Head coach Josh Schertz won 337 games at Lincoln Memorial and established the program as one of the truly elite programs in college hoops. He's taken over Indiana State, winning 23 games in 2022-23 and put the Sycamores into the postseason (CBI). Looking to contend at the top of the Missouri Valley Conference, Indiana State is now recruiting at a level that could help the program compete in the NCAA Tournament.
Point in case, Ethan Lathan is scheduled to be on campus this weekend. He’s a top 100 recruit from the state of Florida and Indiana State is battling with high-majors for his commitment. Suffice it to say, that if he picks Schertz and the Sycamores, this will be one of the most important recruits in school history.
Moving up to Iona, the Gaels will host Malik Abdullahi for an official visit. He’s one of the most competitive forwards in the nation. Abdullahi is a motor man extreme. He’s carved out a niche for himself as a great counterpiece to Cameron Boozer at Columbus High School in Miami.
Abdullahi would be a terrific non-region addition for new head coach Tobin Anderson.
PEACH STATE TRIPPERS
Gicarri Harris, LSU: This is the last scheduled stop for 2024 G Gicarri Harris as far as we know. LSU has been one of the schools prioritizing him the longest. They’ve been multiple staff members deep for Harris during various live period events.
Micah Smith, Clemson: 2024 F Micah Smith has been much talked about during Fastbreak Friday. He’s been on several late-summer visits, and his journey is winding down with a trip to Clemson. The Tigers have had a lot of success in the Peach State over the years. More specifically, they’ve landed plenty of skilled forwards from the area. Smith could be next in that lineage.
Braedan Lue, Georgia: 2024 F Braedan Lue is scheduled to visit UGA. He’s one of the state’s best available prospects. Lue also plans to visit Georgia State within the next few weeks. Reading the tea leaves would have one assume that he’s favored to stick around the Peach for college.
Cincinnati has a big weekend with 2024 G Jase Richardson and 2025 F Sadiq White coming to campus. Wes Miller and company have been in on some big-time prospects since taking the reins. With the move to the Big 12, the Bearcats are taking the necessary recruiting swings.
One More Thing....
It is now being reported that Cooper Flagg—the No. 1 player in the 2024 class—will be taking an official visit to UConn. The reigning champs are among three schools that Flagg plans on visiting with Duke and Kansas being the other two.
Flagg is originally from Maine, so the Northeast ties could land the 6-foot-9 wing in Storrs.
While Duke is widely considered to be the favorite to land Flagg, the fact that UConn is in this position speaks to the job that Dan Hurley and his staff have done in regard to repositioning the brand as one of the nation’s powers.
|Aleks Alston - Indiana 2025
|Boogie Fland - Alabama
|Braedan Lue - Georgia
|Brandon Stores Jr. - Georgia Tech
|Brayden Burries - SDSU
|Brody Kozlowski - Nevada
|Caleb Holt - Georgia
|Cam Miles - Samford
|Cameron Boozer - Kentucky 2025 official
|Carmelo Adins - West Virginia
|Cayden Boozer - Kentucky 2025 official
|Chris Cenac - LSU 2025 unofficial
|Christopher Cox - Utah State
|Curtis Givens - Memphis
|David Punch - TCU
|Derik Queen - LSU
|Eddie Smajic - Iowa 2026
|Ethan Lathan - Indiana State
|Gicarri Harris - LSU
|Gob Gob - West Virginia
|Isaac Carr - Oregon 2025
|Jackson Keith - Virginia 2025
|Jael Martin - UC Davis
|Jalin Bethea - Alabama
|Jase Butler - Illinois
|Jase Richardson - Cincinnati
|Jayan Walker - Marshall
|Jayden Quaintance - Missouri
|Jeremiah Fears - Tennessee 2025
|Jerry Easter - Michigan State 2025 unofficial
|Jinup Doboul - West Virginia
|Jordan Scott - Washington 2025 UO
|Josiah Moseley - Villanova
|K.J. Tenner - Rice
|Kash Polk - LSU 2025 unofficial
|Kayde Dotson - Texas State
|Khani Rooths - Florida State
|Labaron Philon - Kansas
|Latrell Almond - Virginia 2025
|Malachi Moreno - Notre Dame
Maleek Thomas - Penn State 2025 unofficial
|Malik Abdullahi - Iona
|Micah Smith - Clemson
|Nate Ament - Virginia 2025
|Nicolas Codie - LSU
Niko Bundalo - Penn State 2025 unofficail
Parker Jefferson - LSU 2025 unofficial
|R.J. Jones - LSU
|Rakease Passmore - LSU
Randy Livingston, Jr. - LSU 2026 unofficial
|Sadiq White - Cincinnati
Semetri Carr - Washington 2025 unofficial
|Tim Winkler - Michigan 2026
Tounde Yessoufou - Washington 2025 unofficial
|Travis Perry - Missouri
|Tre Johnson - Baylor
|Trent Burns - Xavier
|Trent Noah - Butler (20th)
|Trent Noah - South Carolina
|Trent Sisley - Indiana 2025
|Tyler Betsey - Cincinatti