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Recruiting Insider: July 8, 2007 - July 14, 2007

Thompson Out at Ball State; Local Impact?

As I wondered about earlier this week, Ronny Thompson has resigned at Ball State, which could have plenty of local ramifications. My hunch is that All-Met point guard Deontay Twyman could try to get out of Muncie, but since he has started summer school, that could be tough to do...

By Josh Barr  | July 12, 2007; 6:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Former Carroll Standout Heading to the Q

Former Carroll guard Evann Baker has committed to play basketball for Quinnipiac University. Baker played at Maine Central Institute last season and had signed a letter-of-intent to play for Wichita State before the Shockers changed coaches this past spring....

By Josh Barr  | July 12, 2007; 4:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Shannon Bound for Texas

I missed posting this one last month, but former All-Met forward Bobby Shannon, who signed with Marshall, is now attending Angelina College, a two-year school in Lufkin, Texas....

By Josh Barr  | July 12, 2007; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rbk U. Organizer is Pleased

Here's more on the changing nature of summer sneaker camps. Surprise, surprise - the director of the new Rbk U. is pleased with his new camp in Philadelphia. One of the camp's top players was Terence Jennings, a 6-10 big man who has played high school basketball in Sacramento, North...

By Josh Barr  | July 11, 2007; 10:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Point Guard Not Going to Drive at GMU

George Mason recruit Jay Threatt, a poiint guard from Richmond, is facing charges of abduction and robbery in connection with a carjacking and a judge yesterday prohibited him from enrolling in college while he faces charges. Threatt was a late addition to Mason's recruiting class and the Patriots are believed...

By Josh Barr  | July 11, 2007; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Glennon Ready to Go Camping

As I mentioned last month, Westfield QB Mike Glennon was selected to the Elite 11 Quarterback Camp to be held later this month in Southern California....

By Josh Barr  | July 10, 2007; 4:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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More on Johnson; He Hopes to Play Hoops Too

Here's more on Gonzaga's Cameron Johnson, who yesterday committed to play football for Virginia. He also hopes to join the Cavaliers' basketball team once the football season is over....

By Josh Barr  | July 10, 2007; 12:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Brenton Bound for Hargrave

Second-team All-Met Tommy Brenton, who led River Hill to the Maryland 3A title this past season, will play at Hargrave Military Academy next season, River Hill Coach Matt Graves said. "What was going on, his overall GPA and SAT's weren't where they needed to be to get him into a...

By Josh Barr  | July 10, 2007; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sneaker Companies Changing Their Ways

The sneaker companies have changed their ways, forgoing their massive summer camps for smaller gatherings, trying to sell their new arrangements as for the good of the sport. Don't worry, though, there will be plenty of basketball to go around in the next month....

By Josh Barr  | July 10, 2007; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dodson Set For Pitt

Caught up with Eleanor Roosevelt basketball coach Brendan O'Connell, fresh off his honeymoon to Curacao. O'Connell reports that All-Met guard Darnell Dodson met the NCAA's academic standards and has enrolled in summer school at Pittsburgh. Also, forward Sean Hawkins is looking for a junior college....

By Josh Barr  | July 9, 2007; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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U-Va. Makes Another Local Pickup

Gonzaga standout Cameron Johnson, No. 11 on my list of the Washington area's top prospects, has committed to play for Virginia, Gonzaga Coach Jey Reyda passes along in an email. Johnson, expected to play defensive back, was offered by the Cavaliers and Maryland back in the spring. He's also a...

By Josh Barr  | July 9, 2007; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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