🏀 by Matthew Manuri for USF Rivals |
When former Kentucky assistant and Pittsburgh alumni Orlando Antigua decided to leave his cushy bench position with the Kentucky Wildcats under likely Hall of Fame head coach John Calipari, it was unknown if Antigua’s remarkable recruiting success at Kentucky would transfer along with him down to USF.
Well Antigua and Co. addressed the notion in short order, chasing top recruits and transfers spanning the eastern seaboard. On Easter Sunday ESPN published an alert announcing Marshall transfer Kareem Canty, while on an official visit at Auburn, committed to the Tigers. But following Canty’s visit ESPN was forced to retract the announcement with a second alert that stated, “Ex-Marshall G Kareem Canty, hours after Auburn commitment, tells ESPN he will now visit USF, then decide.” Bulls fans will be forced to play the ‘wait and see’ game for Canty’s landing spot, but it would be a great sign if Antigua and his staff were able to draw Canty down to Tampa.
Brandon (Fla.) First Baptist Dinero Mercurius signed with South Florida Thursday joining fellow 2015 signee Tampa-Oldsmar Christian SG Troy Holston. I was not able to find any film on Mercurius, but First Baptist coach Kenny Gillon made this statement in a press release, “Dinero is the best shooter I’ve ever coached.” Mercurius averaged 17-points and six assists per game during his senior season. USF Nation will have to wait for the season to begin to find out if Mercurius can redeem the Bulls from the atrocious dead last nation ranking in three-point shooting percentage.
A pair of 2015 studs made the trip from Lakeland for an official visit with new head coach Orlando Antigua in First Baptist Christian SF Dwayne Bacon and IMG Academy PG Corey Sanders. Bacon has the ability to take it to the dish or step back and knock down three-pointers with ease. Sanders is an electric guard with exceptional handles that possess the ability to get to the rim and finish. Bacon is rated as a 4-Star by Rivals.
Sanders, a one time UCF commit, is rated as a 4-Star by Rivals. According to several sources Bacon has enjoyed several 40+ point games. Both players are considered elite and are excellent examples of the type of game-changers Antigua intends to lure to USF. Continue Reading by Clicking Here
by Matthew Manuri
USF Rivals Columnist | RunningTheBulls.com
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