Prep Singler likely Late Night visitor
Oregon standout setting up visits; Dallas star Randolph 'wide open'
Kyle Singler, a 6-foot-8 senior basketball forward from Oregon’s South Medford High, has started the process of setting up his official campus visits.
Singler told Portland’s Oregonian he would visit Duke and Arizona in September and follow with a visit to Kansas University, likely for Late Night in the Phog on Oct. 13.
He already has made unofficial visits to UCLA and Washington, his other finalists, and will not make official visits to those campuses.
“It’s an exciting time, and I’m really looking forward to taking visits and spending some time at the schools,” Singler told the Oregonian. “It’s getting closer and closer to when I’m going to have to sit down and make a decision.”
Singler, who is Rivals.com’s No. 4-rated player nationally, has set no time frame for his decision.
¢ Anthony Randolph, a 6-10 senior forward from Dallas’ Woodrow Wilson High, has yet to pare his list of schools. It has been speculated KU, Texas, Memphis and Duke may lead Baylor, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, SMU, Illinois and others.
“Anthony is still wide open. He isn’t favoring one or two schools over any other. There are no teams to beat right now,” Randolph’s uncle, Ladell Hill, Jr., told Rivals.com. Randolph is rated No. 16 nationally.
¢ Kansas State coach Bob Huggins will be bringing in the No. 1 player in the country for the 2007-08 season.
Michael Beasley, a 6-9, 235-pound senior from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., played so well this summer he is now Rivals.com’s top-rated recruit nationally.
Future Illinois off guard Eric Gordon is No. 2, followed by Derrick Rose, a point guard considering KU, Illinois, Memphis and others. Singler is No. 4, followed by guard O.J. Mayo, an off guard who is considering Kansas State, Southern California and Florida, and Bill Walker, a guard/forward considering K-State, Cincinnati, USC, Texas and Illinois.
¢ Now that Doc Sadler has bolted UTEP for Nebraska, the Miners need to find a head coach quickly. ESPN.com’s Andy Katz said current assistants Randall Dickey and Tony Benford will be in the running. Other possible candidates: head coaches Scott Sutton (Oral Roberts) and Bob Marlin (Sam Houston State); plus assistants James Dickey, Oklahoma State; Rodney Terry, Texas; Alvin Brooks, Texas A&M; and James Holland, Alabama. Former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson is a possibility, Katz indicated.