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LINKS: Ewing Recruiting Baltimore, Memphis & Chicago

Pat sees Beard, Cisse, Walker, Murray; updates on MAM & Banchero...

NCAA Basketball: Marquette at Georgetown Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgetown Hoyas are off until Saturday and if you’re like me, you’ve listened to Kente Korner, you’ve re-read Bobby’s insights and the view from the student section, celebrated Blair, as well as relived Muresan’s exorcism of the Blue Demons a couple dozen times. Perhaps you’re like Ewing, as well, and taking some time to (re-)familiarize yourself with some of the many recruits.

Here are some links and tweets about Ewing’s recent recruiting efforts.

Tyler Beard (2020, committed)

Moussa Cisse (2021 Center)

Patrick Ewing watches elite rim protector Moussa Cisse | 247 / Evan Daniels

Cisse’s list of offers also includes Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, LSU, Memphis, Tennessee, UCLA, USC and Virginia...

Cisse, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound post prospect out of Guinea, is expected to participate in the NBA’s Global Basketball Without Borders event this weekend in unison with All-Star weekend in Chicago.

Moussa Cisse “ UK basketball and football recruiting news |

Cisse is a native of Guinea and played high school ball in the New York City area before moving to Memphis ahead of his junior year of high school. John Calipari visited and extended a scholarship offer shortly after that, making Cisse one of the first players from the 2021 class to receive that honor from Kentucky.

His top-10 ranking nationally is well-deserved. The athletic frontcourt prospect was one of only four players to average a double-double during the Nike regular season in 2019, and he was also second in the league in blocked shots...

Jarace Walker (2022, 6’6” wing)

York County sophomore sensation Jarace Walker impresses despite IMG Academy’s loss at UMBC | York Dispatch

The 6-foot, 6-inch, 220-pound standout sophomore... Walker is currently rated the No. 10 prospect in the 2022 class by ESPN and listed as a five-star recruit.

According to 247Sports, Kentucky, Maryland, Villanova and Georgetown are among the eight colleges with interest in the sophomore. Georgetown coach and New York Knicks legend Patrick Ewing was in attendance at the event.

Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe (2020 F, Canada)

Cowboys Among Three Schools to Land 2020 Wing | Maven

Moncrieffe appears to be down to three schools. He’s taken three of his five official visits, Oklahoma State, Georgetown and Seton Hall... “I’m going down the checklist of each school right now,” Moncrieffe said. “We’re going deep into it; just looking at the synergy, the stats, how their style fits with my style and everything.”

Moncrieffe is a 6-7, 195-pound forward out of Orangeville Prep in Ontario, Canada, is a four-star prospect in the 2020 class...

“We’re really taking our time and weighing things out right now,” Moncrieffe said. “I’ve had three great visits so now I need to clear my head and really figure things out. I have great people around me to help me so I feel like we’ll know more soon.”

Mike Best, Jr. (2022 PG)

Efton Reid (2021, C)

Paolo Banchero (6’9” top talent)

(Recent update saying “no change” in his list; Ewing visited Seattle in September)

Quick Shot: Five-star forward Paolo Banchero talks recruitment, dominant junior campaign | Stockrisers

This summer, I said Paolo Banchero is arguably the best player in the 2021 class, the Top-Five forward is living up to that having an outstanding season at O’Dea. His most recent stat line from last night: 33 points and 18 rebounds.

Double-doubles have been the norm for Banchero this season, here’s what he had to say on his season: “I been playing well, been trying to play the right way and stay aggressive. We looking to turn it up in the playoffs.”

“No reclass. Staying in 2021.”

Paolo Banchero’s 38 points help O’Dea wrap up Metro League season by beating Seattle Prep | The Seattle Times

Banchero led his team with 38 points and 12 rebounds. Senior Nic Welp led Prep with 17 points.

“We had some lapses where we over played or we jumped and they threw over us and that’s where (Banchero) got a lot of his points, just off of dunks,” said Welp, a 6-foot-8 post of matching up with the 6-10 Banchero. “But we did better than we thought we would against them.”

Jamari Sibley (2020, committed)

Sibley broke his arm several weeks ago and expects to be back 4-ish weeks from January 23rd (Feb 20th?)...

Brandon Murray (2020 G)

Per the above tweet, Ewing was in Baltimore to meet with Sibley and see Murray.

Dante Harris (2020, committed)

There are a couple YouTube videos of Harris and Lakeway Christian this month from 5starpreps.

Be sure to check out our friends’ recruiting spreadsheet and scholarship table (3 commits, 3+ open scholarships next year).

Feel free to comment below with any recruiting news we may have missed...