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Breaking Down the First Day of Contact for 2016
by Brian Flinn, Future150 (1:02 PM CT, Mon June 16, 2014)
2016 prospects Adrian Moore (left) & Wolf Novogratz (right).
2016 prospects Adrian Moore (left) & Wolf Novogratz (right).
Brian Flinn
Brian Flinn:

Future150 National Recruiting Analyst. Covering high school basketball nationally.

Nashville, TN (Future150) -- One of the more important days on the recruiting calendar for rising juniors is always June 15th. While schools have been able to show interest by talking to their coaches and others, the 15th is the first day that schools can directly contact those prospects who have their eye. Yesterday was filled with plenty of action, as schools made known who their priorities are for this class and handing out offers in an attempt to get out in front for their services. Here are just some of the things to take away from yesterday’s action:

Michigan has been busy, offering the likes of T.J. Leaf, Derryck Thornton, Quentin Goodin, and Future150 alum Seth Towns, among others. Michigan has also been showing interest in Towns’ AAU teammate, Matt Moyer. Leaf is one of the more skilled forwards in the country and would fit perfectly into Michigan’s system. Both Towns and Moyer are skilled combo forwards with high upside, and are good friends as well. Moyer picked up offers from Xavier and Iowa, while Towns added offers from Toledo, and Rice too.

The D.C. Premier 16U team is a loaded group and a few of their players had their phones ringing off the hook yesterday. Point guard Alani Moore heard from Towson, William & Mary, and Xavier. Small forward A.J. Wilson received calls from Cincinnati, Maryland, Wake Forest, VCU, Rutgers, Oklahoma, New Mexico State, St. Joseph’s, Kansas State, and DePaul. Newcomer combo-guard Nyrhique Smith fielded calls from Wake Forest, Kansas State, and UNC. Future150 Alum & center Ryan Gomes heard from the likes of Kansas State, Marquette, Brown, Navy, Rice, and Colgate on Sunday as well.

A group of New York point guards drew a lot of interest yesterday.  City Rocks PG Howard Washington picked up offers from Rice and Wake Forest, while hearing from Dayton, Villanova, Alabama, Ohio State, Vanderbilt, Virginia, & Stanford as well. The City PG Wolfgang Novogratz heard from primarily Cal, Stanford, and Villanova, before heading up to Harvard’s camp. Meanwhile, New Heights PG Ty Jerome fielded calls from Notre Dame, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Temple, Creighton, GW, St. Joe's, URI, Princeton, Yale, Northeastern, La Salle, Stony Brook, Hofstra, Harvard, UNC-Wilmington, Dartmouth, Penn, Columbia, and Fordham.

Finally, four Future150 alums saw interest come their way yesterday as well. Arkansas SG Adrian Moore was offered by Wake Forest. Point guard Ben Moss received calls from Indiana State and Kennesaw State. Shooting guard Eli Wright was offered by Winthrop and heard from Indiana, Louisville, Mississippi State, Purdue, UAB, WKU, and FGCU. Travelers PG  Braxton Beverly heard from Minnesota, UNC-Wilmington, Virginia, George Washington, Princeton, WKU, Miami (OH) & Morehead State.

While there were plenty of other offers handed out, this is just a snapshot of the chaos that came with the first day of coaches being able to contact this class. This group is a special one, and there are plenty of impact players to be had. Follow along with Future150 as we continue to track them all.

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