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July 1, 2012By employing Antwon Jackson the UC Men's Basketball Team adds another connected East Coast recruiter.
Dividends were immediately apparent when Mick Cronin hired Darren Savino. Jermaine Sanders, Cheikh Mbodj, Titus Rubles, and Shaq Thomas were recruited primarily by Coach Savino. While he has years of experience recruiting New York/New Jersey the latest hire expands into the nation's capital.
Washington D.C. and Baltimore traditionally boast exceptional basketball talent and yet Cincinnati hardly ever recruits the region.
Anthony "Biggie" McClain attended one solitary year on the southeast side of The District, but he hails from New Jersey originally.
DerMarr Johnson grew up in D.C. but Bob Huggins largely recruited him out of Maine Central Institute.
James White played high school basketball in Maryland, outside Washington D.C. Of course, Cincinnati accepted him as a transfer from University of Florida.
Listed below are some of the top 16U AAU programs in Northern Virginia, Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. All of these players are members of the high school Class of 2014. The talented teens beholden to these programs are now realistic UC targets thanks to the arrival of Antwon Jackson.
DC ASSAULT (DC) adidas
G Byron Hawkins (Delaware, Fairfield offers)
F Andre Walker (DePaul offer)
G Johnnie Shuler
G Jerome West
G John Davis
F Brock Ruble
Right now Walker has significant interest from the Cincinnati Bearcats. He could grow into a center.
Famous Alumni -- Jeff Green, Michael Beasley, Keith Bogans, Dante Cunningham, Andris Biedrins.
BALTIMORE SUPREME (MD)
G Kamau Stokes
F Lionel Owona
G Jaylen Adams
G Juwan Grant
G John Grant
G Justin Ballmer
Famous Alumi -- None.
TEAM TAKEOVER CARON BUTLER (DC) NIKE
F Jordan Abdur-Ra'oof
F Quadree Smith
G Tre Campbell
G Greg Malinowski
G Dion Wiley
G Darian Anderson (Loyola-MD offer)
F/C Obinna Enechionya
F Therence Myamiba
C Martinas Geben
G Phil Booth (Maryland, Gtown, XU, IU offers)
F Allante Holston (Drexel, XU, GMU interest)
Quadree Smith plays for Paul VI where Jackson was an assistant coach.
Phil Booth visits Maryland this week.
Famous Alumni -- Victor Oladip, Arnaud Moto, Talib Zanna.
TEAM MELO (MD) Jordan Brand NIKE
G John Crosby (Rutgers, USF offers)
C Trevis Buckhanon
G Rysheed Corbin
G Brandon Jackson
G Wayne Hill
Famous Alumni -- Josh Selby, Donte Greene.
B'MORE FINEST UnderArmour
F Dwayne Morgan (UNLV, Seton Hall, N.C. State offers)
G Allen Costley
F Omari George
Famous Alumni -- None.
In the last week Xavier has extended five offers to D.C. area players. Just like Cincinnati Chris Mack hired away a former AAU coach from the area in Mike Pegeus. With these two new additions to the Queen City is about to get a DC infusion.