Mikael Hopkins, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound senior power forward from DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Md., completed his official weekend recruiting visit to Kansas University’s campus Sunday morning.
“He had a great time. No decision was made, but it went really well,” Hopkins’ AAU coach, Keith Stevens, told Rivals.com. “They (KU coaches and players) did a great job, and we’ll just see what happens from here.”
Hopkins, Rivals.com’s No. 79-rated player nationally, has visited Georgetown unofficially and Ohio State officially. He has scheduled trips to Miami (Fla.) next weekend, West Virginia (Oct. 15-16) and Texas (Oct. 22-23).
He has said he will announce his college choice on Nov. 1.
“I hope to be able to make my decision after that (last visit),” Hopkins told Georgetown.rivals.com. “That’s my plan so I can get focused on the season and finishing up school.”
Tarczewski in open gym: KU coach Bill Self, North Carolina’s Roy Williams and several other coaches watched junior center Kaleb Tarczewski in an open-gym setting Sunday in Southborough, Mass. Tarczewski is a 7-foot, 220-pounder out of St. Mark’s High who has KU, UNC, Arizona, Indiana, Wake Forest, Florida, Boston College, Michigan and several others on his early list. He’s Rivals.com’s No. 13-rated player in the Class of 2012.
Cook visits UCLA: Quinn Cook, a 6-1 senior point guard from Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., made an official visit to UCLA last weekend.
He has visits scheduled to Duke (Oct. 15-16) and Villanova (Oct. 22-23). Coaches from KU and Villanova will be on Oak Hill’s campus this week.
He has yet to set an official visit to KU, which at this point is considered a longshot. He also has Georgetown, UCLA and North Carolina State on his list.
Tharpe update: Self was to check in on Naadir Tharpe, a 5-11 senior point guard from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, Mass., this week. Tharpe, who is originally from Worcester, Mass., has visited Rutgers and Minnesota and also is considering Oklahoma, North Carolina State, St. John’s, UCLA, Boston College, Marquette and others.