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Grant Bryant knows there are some eyes on him on and off the court.

On the hardwood, he knows college coaches are looking and a handful of outsiders watching as well.

Javis Howard did his homework, visited his options and decided on Friday that it was time to end his recruitment. The 6-foot-8 big man from Irmo (S.C.) is staying in-state and headed to Charleston Southern University.

Team Charlotte won a lot of games this year on the travel circuit. The team knocked out a lot of traditional powers along the way. How did they do that? Guys like Keyshawn Woods helped push the team deep into brackets and eventually the winner's platform.

A third time is a charm.

BJ Taylor and his parents had a third face-to-face meeting with head coach Donnie Jones on Wednesday.

The opportunity to play in a big conference and with some basketball friends, Devin Mitchell decided to end commit.

On Wednesday, the Collins Hill senior guard committed to the University of Alabama. His decision to call head coach Anthony Grant with the news came down to a few things.

Troy Holston started the month of July as a guy that had a number of quality mid-major offers and was considered as "a player to watch" by most hoop mavens in Florida.

After his stellar July with North Florida Elite, Holston finished the summer period as a must-get guy for a number of top programs in the South. He ended his surging recruitment on Wednesday with a commitment to South Florida.

Suwannee Sports Academy hosted some big time tournaments this summer.

It started in late March and ended in July with the Best of the South. The other events in between also added value to the basketball played inside the seven-court facility. There were players who made impressions in every facet of the game.

After several years away from the boy’s basketball sidelines, Bryan Bartley is back in the game.

Bartley has accepted the head boys basketball coaching position at Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland on Tuesday. The former Hebron Christian Academy athletic director is succeeding Stu Vetter, who resigned after 14 years.

Each weekend, we will recap the stories that came across the HoopSeen.com wire and consolidate them to one east-to-find space. Did you miss a player feature or an event recap? No worries. Check the link below to find exactly what you are look for.

This 2014 Georgia class reminds me of 2011.

What do I mean by that? I mean there is a lot of really good mid-major players in the state. The kind of players that can help teams win games in March, the kind of really good mid-major player.

It has been a while since the Peach State has had a multitude of players that will be recruited outside of the normal geographical areas. Not anymore.

The decision of narrowing down a list is never easy for a high school student. Especially, when many of them are trying to pick a school where they plan on attending the next few years.

Rarely, if ever, do the top players in Alabama leave the state to play college basketball. They just don't. Look it up. The top dog in 2014 - Justin Coleman - isn't leaving the state either. The 5-foot-10 shooter/scorer/speedster from Wenonah High School verbally committed to Alabama on Wednesday afternoon.

Sources confirmed to HoopSeen.com that Coleman made the call to Anthony Grant and pledged to the program. Alabama spent the month of July hot on his trail and the persistence paid off.

What is the Tide getting in Coleman?

A player. That's what. Yes, he may be small in stature but his ability to get points within the flow of the game is impressive. As a shooter, he's one of the best in the biz, too.

Coleman scored 56 points at Decatur (Ga.) Columbia High School last December. He did it against Auburn guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen. He did it within the flow of the game. He did it at one of the hardest places to play in the South. He did against a three-time defending state championship team. He did it against one of the best defensive programs in the Peach State.

Coleman is a unique player, no doubt. He's not easy to defend nor is he easy to project. Consider his game similiar to Russ Smith meets Devan Downey (of Cincy/South Carolina fame).

Add his name to the list of the ones that stayed home. And that's big news for Anthony Grant and staff.

Each weekend, we will recap the stories that came across the HoopSeen.com wire and consolidate them to one east-to-find space. Did you miss a player feature or an event recap? No worries. Check the link below to find exactly what you are look for.

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