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2019 4-Star PF Tyrese Samuel to Announce Tonight

After Visits to Pitt and Wake Forest, rumors may have it down to Georgetown and Seton Hall...

NCAA Basketball: Maryland - E. Shore at Georgetown Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Four-star, 6’8” PF playing out of Ontario, Canada, Tyrese Samuel is announcing tonight at 5PM EST. Samuel was expected to announce over the past weekend, but extended the drama...

After Patrick Ewing signed big men Malcolm Wilson and Timothy Ighoefe, can the Georgetown Hoyas add another forward? With 3 remaining scholarships, can they afford to? Probably.

According to our friend LCPolo18’s recruiting post and tracker spreadsheet:

Over the past three months, Georgetown has hosted 7 official visits and has 2 more scheduled this month. The biggest recent news is that Cole Anthony, a consensus 5-star rated top 3 overall ranked guard who has included Georgetown in his top 6 schools, will be taking an official visit to Georgetown this upcoming weekend. Additionally, Tyrese Samuel, a 4-star power forward from Canada, has recently said that he plans to take an official visit to Georgetown later this month. And in other recent news, it was reported that Akok Akok, a 4* power forward that had an official visit in October, is now deciding between Georgetown, UConn, and entering the NBA draft early.

It appears Seton Hall believes they are in a good position...

Seton Hall lands 2019 G Dashawn Davis | The Setonian

After striking out on a handful of targets early in the cycle, Davis marks the first recruiting victory of the year for Seton Hall and its new staff consisting of Tony Skinn and Duane Woodward. Success on the recruiting trail may not stop with, Davis, though, as sources have informed The Setonian that Seton Hall is in a good position to land 2019 four-star Orangeville Prep (Canada) forward Tyrese Samuel, who is announcing his decision tonight.

But so does Pitt...


Samuel (6-8, 220) is a 4-star power forward from Orangeville Prep in Orangeville, Ontario. This will be his third official visit, following trips to Seton Hall and Wake Forest...

“My strengths are my versatility, my length, my ability to guard multiple positions and play multiple positions,” said Samuel. “I’m also able to grab rebounds and push it down the court and find shot for others and create for the team. Coaches usually tell me that they like my length and my versatility.”


Does Samuel’s offer signify that things didn’t go well with Akok? Not necessarily. Pitt has been heavily involved in a half-dozen big man targets in this class, and it seems likely that they’ll take more than one. Capel is working with at least two scholarships in the 2019 class and does not yet have a commitment.

Samuel is another high-level recruit and is ranked the No. 89 player in the class and the No. 18 power forward by 247Sports composite rankings. There are at least a half-dozen schools hot on Samuel’s trail, led by UConn, which is seemingly going toe-to-toe with Pitt for every big man prospect in the class.

Wake Forest appears to be out of the picture for Samuel with two similarly sized recruits already committed to play forward for the Demon Deacons:

Wake Forest Recruiting Mailbag: The 2019 Class, Key Targets, and Building Momentum | Blogger So Dear | SB Nation

It’s been a busy week for Wake Forest Basketball Recruiting as the Deacs picked up a commitment from Woodstock Academy [6’9”] PF Ody Oguama on Monday night following an Official Visit. Oguama joined [6’8”] 4* SF Ismael Massoud in the 2019 class as the staff is looking to build off a strong 2018 cycle where WF finished in the Top 25 nationally.

Tyrese Samuel Highlights: