Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Knight In-Home; Bradley to Visit

Here's a piece from today's Register on New Haven's own Dave Beckerman, who coaches the reigning Gatorade National Player of the Year, Brandon Knight, down at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale.

UConn will have an in-home visit with Knight tomorrow, prior to an open gym workout at Pine Crest, where the biggest names in college basketball coaching (Jim Calhoun, John Calipari, Billy Donovan, Bill Self, etc.) are expected to attend. Only problem is, turns out Knight may not be able to showcase all his talents. Knight had suffered a stress fracture in his foot a short while ago, and while he just got out of a cast, he's not quite ready to go at full-throttle yet. Rather than play, he'll likely run a few drills and also (as team captain) instruct his teammates during the open gym. The coaches are still likely to be there.

It also means that Knight isn't likely to play much (if at all) with current UConn players during his official visit to Storrs this upcoming weekend. Recruits usually try to get some run in with their potential future teammates during such visits, but Knight probably won't.

Knight won't be alone at this weekend's visit, either. Michael Bradley, a 6-10 senior center at Tyner High in Chattanooga, TN, will be on an official visit, as well. Bradley is the 15th-ranked center in the Class of 2010, according to scout.com.

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