Who will it be?
Washington, Gonzaga, Washington State or UNLV?
Demarquise Johnson is expected to announce his decision today.
Sources close to the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Pontiac, Mich. said he’s going to call each coach this morning before going public with his decision.
Rumors circulated this week that Johnson, who attends Westwind Prep Academy in Phoenix, will choose Washington State, which received a verbal commitment from Johnson’s high school teammate Richard Peters.
The Huskies are in a head-to-head battle with the other in-state rivals (Okay Gonzaga isn’t a rival on the court) and it will be interesting to see who wins this recruiting fight for a top out-of-state recruit.
Johnson is rated a four star prospect by Rivals while ESPN and Scout gave him three stars.
SATURDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Arizona’s Red-Blue Game will be webcast live on www.arizonawildcats.com. The sold-out intrasquad scrimmage begins today at 1:45 p.m.
— UCLA forward Reeves Nelson is using yoga to make himself a better player and a better thinker.
— Arizona State coach Herb Sendek leads the nation with nine former assistants who are head coaches.
— Colorado coach Tad Boyle has plenty of options at guard.
— Former Wake Forest guard J.T. Terrell is transferring to USC.
— Interesting story on 2012 prospect Gary Payton II, the son of former Sonics legend Gary Payton. He’s being recruited by Portland State, Fresno State, Mercer and Northern Arizona. Doesn’t look as if he’ll become a Husky, but you never know. Wouldn’t it be something if Payton II joined Shawn Kemp Jr. And let’s not forget former UCLA player Alex Schrempf, the son of former Sonics great Detlef, who transferred to UW but is not playing basketball this season.
— And finally, here’s the next installment of Road To The NBA – The Isaiah Thomas Story (below).