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A weekly dive into the latest college basketball recruiting news

The July live period has come to a close, which means there is plenty of news on the college basketball recruiting front. Several high school players are narrowing down their lists and/or making decisions about where they’ll play college basketball in 2018 19 or sooner .

We wanted to put something together to help everyone keep up with all the goings on. Our goal will be to bring you a quick roundup of the latest recruiting news every Friday, so here’s the latest.
Jontay Porter re classifies

Let’s start with the news that could have the most immediate impact on the 2017 18 season. 5 star recruit Jontay Porter announced that he will re classify from the class of 2018 to the class of 2017 in order to join his brother Michael Porter Jr. and the Missouri Tigers this fall. Porter was a top 10 prospect in 2018 after an impressive summer in which he showed off his 3 point range and ability to help facilitate an offense from the center spot. The 6 foot 10 big man’s decision will have a far reaching impact that will stretch from Columbia, MO to the rest of the SEC.

Mitchell Robinson visiting Kansas

On the other side of the Border War, 5 star center Mitchell Robinson will visit Kansas this weekend. The Jayhawks have one remaining scholarship for 2017 18 after graduate transfer Jack Whitman left the team earlier this summer. Robinson likely won’t be eligible to play this season, though, because he practiced at Western Kentucky this summer. The 7 footer also visited LSU after his on and off relationship with the Hilltoppers officially came to an end last week.

Marvin Bagley III visits UCLA

The final piece of news for the 2017 18 season came out of Los Angeles where Marvin Bagley III, the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2018, visited UCLA this week. Bagley is currently exploring re classifying into the 2017 class and has already taken official visits to Duke and USC. ZagsBlog reports that though additional visits to Kansas and Kentucky were planned, there are no other visits for Bagley scheduled at this time. Meanwhile, The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie took to Twitter to point out that the Bruins might be a good fit because the school operates on a quarter system that could given Bagley time to finish his high school classes.

Jahvon Quinerly commits to Arizona

5 star point guard Jahvon Quinerly announced his commitment to Arizona during this week’s broadcast of the SC30 Select Showcase. The 6 foot tall point guard is the No. 15 ranked player in the class of 2018. He joins 4 star prospects Brandon Williams and Shareef O’Neal to form the nation’s top recruiting class at this point.

Zion Williamson to Kansas picks up steam

Kentucky has been penciled in as the favorite to land 5 star wing Zion Williamson in large part due to his relationship with fellow 5 star prospect Immanuel Quickley who is expected to choose the Wildcats. However, this week, 247Sports’ Andrew Slater changed his pick for Williamson from Kentucky to Kansas. A few other experts followed suit. Slater explained to SEC Country that Williamson’s experience with Devon Dotson, a 2018 prospect that Kansas is a favorite to land DeAaron Fox Jersey, and the fact that he has a strong relationship with both Adidas and Bill Self were the reasons for flipping his pick.
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