Editor’s Note: Added in UConn getting Rahsool Diggins. Missed it in my waves of Sunday night checks.
After a couple of fairly quiet weeks on the recruiting front, things picked up this past week, as the Villanova Wildcats, Connecticut Huskies, and Georgetown Hoyas got a couple of commitments from the class of 2021.
The Wildcats got a verbal from four-star guard Jordan Longino (Doylestown, Pa/Germantown Academy), while the Hoyas got one from three-star guard Jordan Riley (Brentwood, N.Y./Brentwood).
On Sunday night, UConn secured a commitment from four-star recruit Rahsool Diggins (Wayne, N.J./Archbishop Wood).
Georgetown is also getting an incoming transfer in Donald Carey, who previously played at Siena and Mount St. Mary’s. Carey is a graduate transfer, one that’s finishing school early, so he’ll actually have two years of eligibility remaining.
The Hoyas weren’t the only active ones on the transfer portal, with Xavier getting Adam Kunkel, who was Belmont’s top scorer and three-point threat last season.
Three-star 2021 guard Angelo Brizzi (Warrenton, Va./Highland) is also set to make his decision on Monday night. Villanova is in his final eight list, so it’s possible the Wildcats lock in another recruit for 2021.
Here is the rest of the the new recruiting action from this past week.
- Four-star 2021 guard Jordan Longino (Doylestown, Pa./Germantown Academy) committed to Villanova over Marquette, UConn, Indiana, Virginia, and Maryland.
- Three-star 2021 guard Jordan Riley (Brentwood, N.Y./Brentwood) committed to Georgetown over St. John’s, UConn, Kansas, and Florida State.
- Four-star 2021 guard Rahsool Diggins (Wayne, N.J./Archbishop Wood) committed to UConn. Also held offers from other Big East schools like Villanova, DePaul, Seton Hall, and Xavier.
- 2020 guard Drew Hurley (Manchester, Conn./East Catholic) is joining UConn as a walk-on
- Siena guard Donald Carey is transferring to Georgetown. He will be eligible immediately as a graduate transfer and will have two seasons to play.
- Belmont guard Adam Kunkel is transferring to Xavier. He will sit out this upcoming season, and then he will have two years of eligibility remaining.
- 2021 forward Jonas Aidoo (Durham, N.C./Liberty Heights Athletic Institute) received an offer from Providence
- Three-star 2022 guard Denver Anglin (Montclair, N.J./Gill St. Bernard’s) received an offer from Seton Hall
- 2023 guard Jamari Briggs (Hartsville, S.C./Hartsville) received an offer from Xavier
- Four-star 2021 guard Wesley Cardet Jr. (Oakland Park, Fla./Northeast) received an offer from DePaul
- 2021 guard Brett Hardt Jr. (Scottsdale, Ariz./Phoenix Prep) received an offer from DePaul
- 2022 forward Taj Manning (Kansas City, Mo./Grandview) received an offer from Creighton
- Four-star 2022 guard Emanuel Sharp (Israel/Bishop McLaughlin Catholic) received an offer from Xavier
- Four star 2021 guard Jaden Akins (Farmington, Mich./Ypsi Prep Academy) included DePaul in his final six list, but cut Xavier.
- Marquette, Georgetown make three-star 2021 forward James Graham III’s (Milwaukee, Wisc./Nicolet) final nine list. Butler, DePaul, and Xavier were cut from consideration.
- Four-star 2021 guard Michael James (Apopka, Fla./Oak Ridge) named his final eight list, cut St. John’s
- Four-star 2021 guard Bensley Joseph (Arlington, Mass./Putnam Science Academy) trimmed his list to five schools. Georgetown, Providence, and Marquette are still in the mix.
- Four-star 2021 guard Tyrone “TyTy” Washington (Phoenix, Ariz./AZ Compass Prep) included Creighton in his final 10 schools list. DePaul and Marquette did not make the cut.
Non-Big East commitments:
- Xavier and Marquette target, four-star 2021 guard Malaki Branham (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary) committed to Ohio State
- Five-star 2021 forward Kendall Brown (St. Paul, Minn./East Ridge) committed to Baylor over nine other schools, including Marquette.
- Four-star 2021 wing Maxwell Lewis (Las Vegas, Nev./Compass Prep) is forgoing college to train for the 2021 NBA Draft. Lewis had offers from St. John’s and DePaul.
- If you notice an error, have news of a new offer, please feel free to tip me off—or Big East Coast Bias—on Twitter: @becb_sbn and @erapay5. I’ll update accordingly.
- Shoutout to Anonymous Eagle, Casual Hoya, Banners on the Parkway, Rumble in the Garden, The UConn Blog, and VU Hoops. We unfortunately don’t have articles on all recruits, but we got some help in filling some blanks from our fellow Big East SB Nation sites. Some recruits have clickable names, which will take you to a relevant article regarding that player.
- I recommend viewing the spreadsheet externally, since you’ll be able to use things like filters (Google Sheets has that option on the top-left, next to the print button.) and Ctrl+F (Apple+F if you’re on Mac) to help make searching for recruits easier. You’ll also have a bigger screen/window to look at the spreadsheet: Big East Offer Tracker, last updated July 27, 2020. Alternatively, you may view below.