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Weekend visits preview 9/25

THE RIVALS150: 2016 | 2017
The month of October and the start of college basketball practice is just around the corner. During the final September weekend of visits, we see big-timers like five-star Bam Adebayo hit the road as at least 1/5 of the 2016 Rivals150 will be on campus visits. Who is visiting where and who could be close to making a decision?
Big weekend and Auburn
Bruce Pearl and the Tigers currently have the No. 10 ranked recruiting class for 2016, but they are aiming to improve and solidify their positioning during what could be a huge weekend for them.
On campus are five-star shooting guard Mustapha Heron and four-star point guard Jared Harper, but those guys are already in the fold. However, it's no surprise that the two headliners of their class will be on campus on a weekend where the nation's No. 7 ranked player, Bam Adebayo will also be in town.
A beastly 6-foot-9 power forward from High Point (N.C.) Christian, Adebayo has long been considered a lean to N.C. State. However, word is that the Tigers have become a viable option for Adebayo and if they are to catch or pass the perceived leaders, this weekend will go along way towards doing that.
From the class of 2017, Auburn will be looking to make yet another impression on a five-star big man that many feel will eventually pull the trigger. Both of Austin Wiley's parents played their ball at Auburn and he's been a regular visitor. Also from the class of 2017, five-star shooting guard John Petty could be stopping by and four-star big man Garrison Brooks should be in attendance.
Package deal nearing fruition
It isn't often that package deals pan out. However, the expected package deal of No. 39 in 2016 DeJon Jarreau and No. 131 Brison Gresham looks like it will come to fruition.
Teammates during the summer on Nike's EYBL circuit with Elfrid Payton Elite and teammates at New Orleans (La.) McDonogh 35, the duo is making their final official visit by trekking out to visit UMass.
Last weekend they were at Miami and Jarreau confirmed to earlier this week that UMass and Miami are the duo's final school. According to Jarreau, a decision could come as soon as Sunday night.
The Hurricanes certainly aren't counting any chickens before they hatch as they'll have fours-star point guard Bryce Aiken on campus themselves.
Big group at Arizona State
Bobby Hurley and Arizona State are already off to a pretty strong start in 2016 recruiting having landed four-star shooting guard Sam Cunliffe and four-star center Jethro Tshisumpa. But, they'd like to do even better.
With four-star point guard Tyson Carter on campus, the Sun Devils have a chance to take a big step up and really strengthen their recruiting class. A tall scorer, Carter could come in and help out right away.
The Sun Devils will also host class of 2017 Rivals150 guards Jemarl Baker and Saben Lee plus 2018 top 25 prospect K.J. Hymes and highly touted 2019 small forward Walter Talley.
Other Rivals150 visitors
The nation's No. 5 player continues his tour of programs when point guard De'Aaron Fox hits Louisville. Also expected to be on hand to help persuade Fox will be the Cardinals five-star commitment V.J. King. Staying in the Bluegrass State, five-star forward Wenyen Gabriel will hit up Kentucky.
After canceling a planned visit to Penn State, forward Mario Kegler the nation's No. 29 player will head to Baylor. Power forward De'Ron Davis takes his first official visit this weekend and will head to Indiana. Point guard Seventh Woods is nearing a decision and checks out North Carolina. After previously visiting Georgetown, Woods will only need to visit hometown South Carolina before making a decision.
Four-star center Schnider Herard will take his second official visit when he stops by Texas Tech. Herard has already been to see the Red Raiders unofficially, so he's got some familiarity there. A few weeks ago, Duke went into full-court-press mode for power forward Javin Delaurier. The No. 41 ranked player in the senior class, Delaurier could be close to making a decision and recent word is that the Blue Devils have moved into the driver's seat for his services.
In Ann Arbor, Michigan will host No. 48 Brendan Bailey a combo forward who is a terrific jump shooter. Memphis is taking its crack at hometown four-star point guard Jaylen Fisher and California plays host to four-star big man Jayce Johnson. Also checking out Cal this weekend is class of 2017 five-star utility guard Troy Brown. Brown will also hit Stanford this weekend.
In Austin, Shaka Smart and the Longhorns host a pair of Rivals150 forwards. Four-star Braxton Blackwell was at Alabama last week and will likely have to take an official visit to Vanderbilt before making his choice. Speaking of Vanderbilt, that's exactly who Texas is competing with for the services of power forward Clevon Brown. The No. 126 ranked player in 2016, Brown is down to the Commodores and Horns and should have a decision shortly after his visit.
For a while now, Connecticut has been considered one of leaders for sharp shooting combo forward Vance Jackson. Their chance to lock up the four-star scorer comes this weekend.
It will be a big weekend at South Carolina. Four-star big man Sedee Keita is a major post target for Frank Martin and his staff. The Gamecocks will also play host to a very important in-state 2017 prospect as four-star shooting guard Devontae Shuler hits campus.
Syracuse is positioned well with four-star power forward Taurean Thompson this weekend. He's scheduled to hit SMU next weekend but the Orange will be doing everything in their power to keep him from taking any other visits.
Four-star center Trevor Stanback hits Stanford while four-star wing Xavier Sneed takes what should be his final official visit when he stops by Xavier. Three-star point guard Maliek White will be at Cincinnati while combo forward Jeriah Horne makes his last planned official visit by stopping at Nebraska. Georgia Tech hosts tough man wing Josh Okogie and New England power forward Kevin Marfo, No. 148 in the Rivals150, hits Providence.
More visitors
Colorado is expected to host a pair of three-star power forwards in Dontay Bassett and Wyatt Lowell. Also expecting at least two visitors is Iowa, as it hosts 2017 prospects Jack Nunge and Christian Negron.
West Virginia is expected to host a pair of three-star big men. Maciej Bender and Sagaba Konate will be on campus, as well as four-star sophomore shooting guard Dwayne Cohill. Three-star big man Khadim Sy will take his first official visit when he heads out to Purdue.
A Rivals150 point guard from the class of 2017, Elijah Landrum will take an unofficial visit to Houston. Rhode Island would love to add sleeper combo guard Jeff Dowtin to a class that already includes three big men, while St. John's hosts one of the top JUCO wings in the country Bashir Ahmed.
At Charlotte, the 49ers host committed three-star combo guard Quentin Jackson and a power forward they really want in John Fulkerson on official visits. Class of 2018 prospect John Newman is also expected to stop by unofficially. Wake Forest will host committed point guard Brandon Childress. Finally, Ole Miss hosts three-star point guard Breein Tyree, who is making his last planned official visit.
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