The Recruiting Guy:

Atlanta, Dallas events in spotlight

By: Richard Davenport
Published: Friday, April 26, 2019
New Arkansas basketball coach Eric Musselman waves to fans after landing at Drake Field on Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Fayetteville. Musselman will be formally introduced as the Razorbacks' coach Monday at Bud Walton Arena.
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New Arkansas basketball coach Eric Musselman waves to fans after landing at Drake Field on Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Fayetteville. Musselman will be formally introduced as the Razorbacks' coach Monday at Bud Walton Arena.

Today begins the lone evaluation period of the spring for college basketball coaches, and University of Arkansas Coach Eric Musselman, assistant coach Corey Williams and Anthony Ruta will be attending events in Atlanta and Dallas.

The period ends on Sunday.

Ruta, who was on Musselman's Nevada staff, hasn't had his title officially announced yet but has been in Fayetteville working.

Sources indicate Musselman and Ruta will be in Atlanta for the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League, while Williams is expected to be in Dallas for the Adidas Gold Gauntlet.

Some of the 2020 prospects Musselman and Ruta will watch include ESPN 5-star target and Bradley Beal Elite guard Moses Moody, 6-6, 192 pounds of Montverde (Fla.) Academy, Woodz Elite forward Chris Moore, 6-6, 220 of West Memphis and center Jaylin Williams, 6-10, 220, of Fort Smith Northside and Team Takeover forward Woody Newton, 6-8, 190, of Baltimore Mt. Zion Prep.

2021 Team Griffin guard Trey Alexander, 6-5, 185, of Oklahoma City Heritage Hall will also be one the coaches will see. All have received scholarship offers from Musselman.

Teammates and junior guards Kyree Walker and Dalen Terry of Phoenix Hillcrest Prep are two targets Williams will be closely watching this weekend.

Walker, 6-6, 220, is an ESPN 5-star prospect, No. 4 small forward and No. 13 overall prospect in the 2020 class. He'll play for California-based Dream Vision, while Terry, 6-7, 205, will play for Compton Magic. Both have Arkansas offers.

Walker is considering reclassifying as a 2019 recruit.

Some of the others Williams will be watching include 16-under Joe Johnson Arkansas Hawks wingmen Jalen Ricks, 6-5, 170, of Sylvan Hills and Terran Williams, 6-4, 175, of Barton.

Ricks has scholarship offers from TCU and Oklahoma State while drawing interest from Arkansas, Texas A&M, Michigan and others.

Williams has offers from Oklahoma State and TCU along with interest from Arkansas, Auburn, and Memphis.

E-mail Richard Davenport at rdavenport@arkansasonline.com

Sports on 04/26/2019

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