Teaneck,N.J.-On the verge of committing to Ohio State, the recruiting world of Alex Tyus was turned upside down, when Evan Turner beat him to the punch and committed to the Buckeyes. Now Tyus must basically start his recruitment over, and there should be plenty of schools interested in the bouncy forward.
Tyus told Rivals.com that Illinois, who watched him play Thursday, was really the only school that he has on his list. That list will get significantly longer, however, as Tyus was one of the top players during the first day of the Reebok ABCD Camp. Quick off the floor, aggressive and shooting well from the mid-range, Tyus averaged 15 points per game on the opening day.
James Harden down played the speculation that he is a lock for Arizona State, but he did say, "they took the lead a little bit," after his visit there. His top five are still Arizona State, Arizona, USC, Washington and Washington State, and he said he would probably visit Washington and Washington State.
Michael Sanchez is still out of action with tendonitis in his knees, and is in fact, contemplating a year of prep school if he can not get back on the court for a full senior season. Nonetheless, he has a school list of Arkansas, Tennessee, Oklahoma, USC, Wake Forest, Maryland, Charlotte and Oklahoma State. All have offered.
Sharp shooting big man from the 2008 class Carter McMasters said Tennessee and Clemson are his top two schools. McMasters visited Tennessee last week and said the Vols are high on them, but he isn't quite sure if there is an official offer out there for him.
DeAndre Jordan, who continues to improve, said he is still working with a list of six schools-Indiana, Texas A&M, LSU, Florida, Texas and Florida State. When asked about the talk that he is a strong lean to Indiana, Jordan had this comment:
"I like Indiana a lot. The coaches there were recruiting me hard at Oklahoma and that has carried over to Indiana. They are up there, but I also like Texas A&M, LSU and Florida also."
A heavier Renardo Sidney at 6-foot-9, 245-pounds confirmed that he is moving to Southern California and will attend Artesia High School. He also plans to play college basketball in Southern California.
"USC and UCLA are the only two schools I want to go to. I want to stay in California. It is live there. There are a lot of things to do, and a lot of people to help you with your game. I'm working with Coach Gardner (coach of the SoCal All Stars), and it really helps to have him coach me in games and then work with me on what I need to do better."
Alexis Wangmene, the adopted son of San Antonio Spurs general manager R.C. Buford, said he was not sure who has offered him, but he did list Texas, Florida, Texas A&M, Miami, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt as schools of interest.
Mammoth big man James Tyler is transferring from the IMG Academy to The Patterson School as a 2008 prospect. James is interested in LSU, Memphis, Miami, Wake Forest and Virginia.
Jon Leuer, who shot the ball extremely well but does need some significant time in the weight room, likes Kansas, Wake Forest, Minnesota, Iowa State (offer), Indiana and Iowa.
Head coaches spotted in the crowd
Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith, Jim Calhoun, Thad Matta, Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams, Jerry Wainwright, Billy Gillispie