Badger247 will be on hand for the NY2LA Sports Under Armour Summer Jam in Mequon starting today and going through July 18th. Here's a look at all of Wisconsin's targets expected to be in attendance.
Milwaukee (Wis.) 2014 Small Forward Kevon Looney will be in front of a ton of high major coaches this weekend as the 6-foot-8 forward is looking to add some big time offers from the likes of Duke and North Carolina among others. As they did all of last weekend, expect Marquette and Wisconsin to track Looney throughout the week. Looney and the Milwaukee Rebels are matched up in a tough group, paired with Kingdom Hoops Elite, Baltimore's finest, and Texas Select.
After winning the NY2LA Next Level Invitational, Wisconsin commit Bronson Koenig and the Wisconsin Swing have drawn arguably the toughest group in the tournament. Sports U - Team Izod, Atlanta Xpress, and Urban DFW Elite round out Pool A. After running through top Midwest teams Dakota Schoolers, Kingdom Hoops Elite, and TP Elite, Koenig and the Swing are eager to prove they can do the same against some of the top AAU programs in the Nation.
The Virginia point guard reported an offer from Wisconsin last year, but it appears there was some confusion between the two parties. Still Assistant Coach Lamont Paris is very interested and the Wisconsin staff will likely want a closer look at Williams. Florida Atlantic, UCF, and VCU have offered Williams.
After receiving an offer from Wisconsin, Minnetonka (Minn.) 2013 Shooting Guard Riley Dearring will be a popular player this week in Mequon. Illinois will likely track the 6-foot-4 shooting guard pretty hard and Dearring could very well add an offer from the Illini. Expect Dearring to add some more low major offers this week as well. Dearring and Net Gain almost upset TP Elite in the quarterfinals last week and with Rashad Vaughn in the lineup, will be looking to take home the 17U championship.
A prospect that should also draw a lot of attention, particularly by the Wisconsin coaching staff is Nixa (Mo.) 2013 Shooting Guard Jalen Norman. Norman was thought to be Wisconsin's top shooting guard target in the class of 2013, but now that the Badgers have offered Riley Dearring, it's unclear if Norman will get an offer from Wisconsin. Norman is playing for Yander's law in Pool M.
After not playing last week, Minneapolis (Minn.) Robbinsdale Cooper 2014 Shooting Guard Rashad Vaughn should be in attendance this week for Net Gain. Wisconsin has been all over Vaughn as of late and the Badgers are likely one of his seven favorites right now. Vaughn could add a few more high major offers, possibly from Michigan State this week.
Wisconsin has expressed interest in Denver (Colo.) East 2014 Point Guard Dominique Collier. Collier has offers from Arizona, Colorado, and Iowa right now, while schools like California, Kansas, Marquette, Stanford, Texas, and Missouri are also interested. Collier should get a good look this week from the Badger coaching staff, although point guard won't be a need in the class of 2014. Collier plays for KC Run GMC.
If Wisconsin is ever going to offer Keita Bates-Diop, it will likely come this week. The Badgers have been trying hard to get him to visit, but the Illinois shooting guard has postponed many times now. Northwestern, DePaul, Illinois, and Michigan have already offered, and Wisconsin is sure to be at a few, if not all of his games.
Looking to stay hot on the recruiting trail is 2014 shooting guard Riley LaChance. LaChance added offers from South Dakota, South Dakota State, and Western Michigan over the weekend, after his stellar performance at the Next Level Invitational. More and more schools seem to be getting interested, including some more high majors. LaChance is a little banged up as he suffered an ankle injury in last week's semifinals. LaChance says he's going to try to play tonight, but will likely move to the point guard position until he's100 percent.
Huntley (Ill.) 2014 Power Forward Amanze Egekeze is definitely a prospect to watch as he's been close to a Wisconsin offer for some time. The Badgers have really been looking forward to see him play this month, and there's definitely a chance the Badgers offer if they like what they see.
One of the few 2015 prospects Wisconsin will be watching Milwaukee (Wis.) Dominican Power Forward Diamond Stone will be playing for the Milwaukee Young Legends this weekend. Wisconsin and Marquette have already offered Stone and more schools are sure to come in, possibly as soon as this week.