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Notre Dame, Marquette Pushing for DeMatha Juniors

It's a basketball update kind of day. DeMatha Coach Mike Jones, en route to a speaking engagement/round of golf in the Shenandoah Valley, reports that Notre Dame and Marquette have made recent visits to Hyattsville to recruit the Stags' talented junior forwards, Jerian Grant and Victor Oladipo.

"Notre Dame came in to see Grant a couple weeks ago, Marquette came in to see Grant and Oladipo a couple ago weeks ago," Jones said. "Then Virginia is trying to play catchup, doing a good job of it. Georgia Tech and Clemson are both trying to recruit them both as well. Maryland got [Montrose Christian All-Met junior forward Terrence] Ross, so I don't know if it's a priority right now but they're still showing interest."

Jones doesn't think either player will reach a decision before the fall and adds that sophomomre point guard Quinn Cook next month will try out for the U.S. under-16 national team.

As for new Virginia coach Tony Bennett, Jones said he the Cavaliers are working on establishing themselves locally.
"They're trying," Jones said. "Coach Bennett is not someone people on this side of the country really know. He's hired a pretty decent staff so far. We shall see."

Also, Jones was a bit taken back by the number of college football coaches making the trip to DeMatha recently.

"Every football coach has come through to watch our football guys," he said. "It's unbelievable. You come to our gym on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon, you might see anybody in there. It's wild. It's not like we have the biggest gym in the world. You get 80 football players in there going through stations and doing agility stuff. It's crazy."

By Josh Barr  | May 8, 2009; 1:26 PM ET
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As long as they don't go to Maryland - I will be extremely happy !

Go Tar Heels !

Posted by: hclark1 | May 9, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

UNC suxs

Choke job in the phootball bowl as usual.


Posted by: tman111 | May 9, 2009 6:03 PM | Report abuse

hclark1 continues to show that UNC class

Posted by: steve_s_steverson | May 15, 2009 8:13 AM | Report abuse

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