The July evaluation period began on Wednesday this week as Big Ten coaches continue to look to build their 2018 recruiting classes. In these new evaluation periods, new offers have been extended. Let’s take a look at some of the new offers that have gone out so far during this week.
-Three-Star PF Grayson Carter Offered By Nebraska.
Nebraska is looking to fill some big holes on its front court after the program has struggled with transfers over the past couple seasons.
Of the 13 offers that have gone out to players in the 2018 class, six have gone to power forwards. 6’8” Grayson Carter was added to that list on July 13th when the Cornhuskers extended the Dallas native an offer.
Carter looks to be a player that is mobile big man and can step out and shoot from distance. The Cornhuskers have recruited players like Jack McVeigh and Jeriah Horne to fill similar roles in the front court before, but Carter looks to be someone who can also take his man off the dribble. Check out some of his highlights below.
The Cornhuskers will be competing against a slew of Big 12 teams for the services of Carter. Iowa State, Kansas State and Texas all have offered. Houston, SMU and Texas A&M also extended a scholarship.
This recruitment will be extremely competitive, but the opportunity for immediate playing time could help Nebraska’s chances.
-Top 40 Player, Luguentz Dort, Offered By Indiana And Illinois.
New Big Ten coaches Brad Underwood and Archie Miller both offered top 40 guard Luguentz Dort this week as the talented guard nears a potential decision in August.
The 6’4” Canadian holds 18 scholarship offers according to Rivals. In addition to Illinois and Indiana, Dort has offers from schools such as: Arizona State, Baylor, Louisville, Michigan State and Oregon amongst others.
Dort is a long, athletic guard that is comfortable in the open floor and in getting to the rim. His powerful frame allows him to go through contact in finishing at the rim, and doling out defensive pressure to those trying to get by him.
The linked article above from Adam Zagoria has recent quotes from Dort that Indiana is pushing hard for Dort’s commitment. Stay tuned as this recruitment appears to be nearing its conclusion.
Check out some highlights of Dort courtesy of Rivals.
-Top 150 Player Jaelin Llewellyn Offered By Minnesota.
Another Big Ten recruiting battle is shaping up with top 150 player Jaelin Llewellyn. The 6’2” Canadian received an offer from Minnesota this week. Llewellyn, ranked no. 142 in Rivals top 150, also has offers from Big Ten schools Purdue, Ohio State, Penn State and Northwestern.
Llewellyn is a score-first point guard that has some nice elevation around the rim. He specializes in taking his man off the dribble and finishing around the basket. He needs to fill out some more and his shooting could stand to improve, but the makings are there for a solid four-year point guard prospect.
In addition to the five Big Ten offers, Llewellyn has offers from schools such as Clemson, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Tech amongst others.
Check out some of his highlights below.
Check back next week for more Big Ten recruiting headlines.