It will be a busy afternoon Tuesday at DeMatha, where the Stags’ basketball team begins its spring workouts and Coach Mike Jones expects about 20 college coaches to be in attendance to scout a myriad of players.
“The live [recruiting] period ends tomorrow,” Jones said. “A lot of these [coaches], if they’re going to see our guys, they have to come today.”
The main attractions are junior guard Jame
s Robinson, junior forward Jerami Grant and sophomore center BeeJay Anya, though plenty of other players are being recruited as well. It will be interesting to see what happens with Grant, a -foot-7 wing player who has performed well the past two weekends in travel-team tournaments with Team Takeover.
“They haven’t lost yet and he’s been killing it,” Jones said. “Both Oklahoma State and Oklahoma are all over him. I know Connecticut is now interested in him. I know Syracuse is now interested in him. His recruitment was pretty good before, but now even more people are starting to inquire. He had a great finish to the last part of our season and he’s obviously taken that and continued it. He’s doing great.”
On Tuesday, the list of colleges expected to have coaches in Hyattsville includes many schools from around the region: Maryland, Georgetown, Virginia, Virginia Tech, George Mason, George Washington and American. Among those traveling a greater distance are Connecticut, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Clemson, DePaul, Indiana, North Carolina State, Oregon State, Seton Hall, Wagner, Stony Brook, Central Connecticut State and Holy Cross.
Oklahoma State and UCLA had coaches at DeMatha on Monday, Jones said.