If there were still any questions about whether or not college basketball commitment season was in full bloom, they were answered this weekend. Kids from coast to coast were committing at a steady clip.
Of course everybody knows about the main guys like five-star point guard Josiah Turner who popped for Arizona, but we wanted to highlight a few other commitments of mention this weekend.
Nobody has ever questioned Tommy Amaker's ability to recruit and he's up to his old tricks. Sunday night, Amaker scored a commitment out of 6-foot-8 center Kenyatta Smith. A three-star prospect, Smith selected the Crimson over Vanderbilt and Penn.
Jim Barron and his staff at Rhode Island welcomed a commitment out of Dominique Bull. Bull, who played on the grassroots circuit with BABC, is a powerful 6-foot-3 shooting guard/small forward.
Steve Alford and his staff at New Mexico have cultivated a strong relationship with the Indiana Elite summer program. That relationship paid dividends this weekend when Indiana Elite product Cheir Ajou gave the Lobos the nod. A long and slender seven-footer, Ajou is a work in progress.
Toledo scored this weekend as well. Point guard Julius Brown from Hillcrest High in the Chicago area will play his college ball in the Glass City. Brown impressed this summer at the Baylor Youth tournament while running with Tai Streets' MeanStreets program.
South Dakota locked up a commitment from Nimrod Hilliard. Hilliard, is a 5-foot-11 point guard out of Madison (Wisc.) East who played his summer ball with Ike Wilson's Playground Elite program.