Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Notebook: Ozi Dilik considering three

Huntington Prep (W.Va.) had several players worth watching this past season, namely Louisville recruits Justin Coleman and Gorgui Dieng. One player who didn’t get the same publicity as the other two was Ozi Dilik, a 6-foot-3 point guard.

Now, though, Dilik is getting plenty of attention as one of the top remaining unsigned seniors in the country.

According to Huntington Prep head coach Rob Fulford, Dilik is considering Cincinnati, Seton Hall and Rutgers at this point.

“[He’s visited] Seton Hall and Cincy,” Fulford said. “Rutgers, I think, this week. Not 100 percent when.”

He wasn’t sure when Dilik was planning to make a decision, only saying that it would be soon.

As for Coleman, who is not yet qualified to play with the Cardinals next season, Fulford said he will take his test June 12.

“Should be fine,” Fulford said.

Jayon James to Brewster?

Reports have surfaced in the past couple of weeks stating that Paterson Catholic (N.J.) forward Jayon James will do a prep year at Brewster Academy next season instead of attending Fordham, where he committed in January.

According to Brewster head coach Jason Smith, it is not a done deal just yet.

“He has expressed interest,” Smith said.  “At this point, he has not completed the application process.”

Brewster was loaded last season, but will lose five high-major players, including Will Barton (Memphis), C.J. Fair (Syracuse), Maurice Walker (Minnesota), Austin Carroll (Rutgers) and Melvin Ejim (Iowa State).

Only Providence-commit Naadir Tharpe will return from last year's team. As of now, Ge-Lawn Guyn is the primary player known to be entering the school next season.

“There are a number of kids still in the process who haven’t been reviewed by admissions committee,” Smith said. “When a candidate completes the admissions process, [we make a decision]. At this point in [the] calendar, it’s rolling admissions.”

Tyshawn Bell waiting on test scores

Speaking of prep schools, Maine Central Institute forward Tyshawn Bell is another senior that hasn’t made his college decision just yet.

Bell is awaiting word on his NCAA clearance for now.

“[I’m] not sure yet,” he said. “Waiting on my SAT scores from May still.”

He added that he will better know about his future in the next week.

In the past, Bell has listed South Florida, Oklahoma State, Georgetown and others among the schools he was considering.

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