Podcast: Let's talk about Friday's huge recruiting day in hoops
Gary Parrish is back with the Eye on College Basketball podcast. This time he's talking with recruiting analyst Evan Daniels about the recruiting developments coming Friday that could create the 2014-15 national champion.
I recognize that lots of people who love college basketball don't follow the ins and outs of recruiting, and that's among the reasons I don't personally spend a lot of time on the ins and outs of recruiting. It's mostly a world in itself. But Friday is a day worth circling regardless of whether you have a subscription to 247Sports.com, and that's because the announcements made could determine college basketball's national champion in the 2014-15 season.
That's not an overstatement.
Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones -- arguably the nation's top big and top point guard -- will announce their college decisions on Friday afternoon, and they've long said they'll attend the same school. I wrote about it this summer. At this point, it seems fairly clear they'll pick either Duke or Kansas, at which point either Duke or Kansas will be penciled in as next season's preseason No. 1.
Like I said, Friday is a big, big day.
But not just because of Okafor and Jones.
Two other five-star prospects -- Cliff Alexander and Stanley Johnson -- are also set to announce. Alexander is picking between DePaul, Illinois, Kansas and Memphis. Johnson is picking between Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Oregon and USC.
So is this the single biggest recruiting day in history?
I brought Scout.com recruiting analyst Evan Daniels on the Eye on College Basketball podcast to answer that question and many others. I asked him to predict where all four prospects will ultimately enroll, and he did. So give it a listen. There's a lot of information here.
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