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Twitter Tuesday: Package deals, Wendell Moore, Brandon Williams

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In this week’s Twitter Tuesday, we evaluate Indiana’s chances at keeping two top in-state juniors at home, break down UConn’s own in-state battle, check in on Wendell Moore's recruitment and more.

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Trayce Jackson-Davis
Trayce Jackson-Davis (Jordan Wells/

Keion Brooks and Trayce Jackson-Davis are the top two prospects out of Indiana in the 2019 class. They've spent the spring playing alongside each other on the Nike circuit with the Spiece Indy Heat and complement each other perfectly on the court. There hasn’t been much said between the two about playing together in college, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t happen.

Jackson-Davis recently hosted head coaches from Ohio State, Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue and Iowa for in-home visits. The in-state Hoosiers have made him a priority ever since Archie Miller took over in Bloomington a year ago.

The battle for Brooks has been thought to be between Indiana and Kentucky. The Hoosiers, just as they have with Jackson-Davis, have shown heavy interest in keeping the in-state star home for college. Many believed that he would have committed by now, but he has remained patient and open with all newcomers.

If Brooks and Jackson-Davis are going to play together in college, it would seem like Indiana is the most likely place for that to happen.

Jaiden DeLaire is as close to a must-get for the new UConn staff that there is out there. The four-star prospect was born and raised in Connecticut and has been a Huskies follower for the most of his life.

DeLaire was a priority for the former staff at UConn and that has continued under new head coach Dan Hurley. He offered DeLaire after less than a week on the job and was on hand for a few of his games this past week in Dallas.

The one thing that could come between DeLaire and ultimately choosing UConn is if he decides he wants to attend a more academically prestigious school such as Stanford, Vanderbilt or an Ivy League university. If Duke were to come in and offer, that could change some things as well, too.


Wendell Moore
Wendell Moore (USA Basketball)

It's hard to envision Wendell Moore leaving his home state of North Carolina.

North Carolina and Duke are serious contenders. The Tar Heels had at least one coach on hand for each of his games this past week in Dallas, and Duke has begun to ramp things up with him as well. Wake Forest should not be discounted in Moore's recruitment, either. No program has invested more time and attention in recruiting Moore than the Demon Deacons.

Kansas may pose the biggest threat to pull Moore out of North Carolina, but South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio State and Washington have also worked Moore hard.

Brandon Williams
Brandon Williams (Nike/Jon Lopez @NikeEYB)

The top point guard prospect available this spring, Brandon Williams recently knocked Arizona State off of his list and moved his official visit to Gonzaga up to this coming weekend. He already visited Oregon earlier in the month and Arizona, despite his earlier decommitment, remains a legit contender for his second college commitment.

With the Sun Devils out of the picture, the Ducks have made up some major ground with Williams thanks to his visit to Eugene. Gonzaga will attempt to stifle that momentum this weekend.

Oregon might have the slight edge as the final days of his recruitment wind down, though Arizona and Gonzaga are not far behind.