The Shabazz Muhammad sweepstakes still hasn't come to a conclusion. And it looks like a new contender might be coming into the picture. Adam Zagoria filed this report.
As for Kansas, Holmes said he was very impressed with the strength and conditioning program run by Andrea Hudy and the academic and career counseling program run by Scott Ward.
"Andrea Hudy was very thorough on how they would help Shabazz become a better athlete, make his movement better, all that kind of stuff, so I was really impressed with that," Holmes said. "The academic situation is really, really good…Those things are helping your kid go the right away academically, physically with weight training.
"And it’s just a program, man. You look at winning eight Big 12 championships in [Bill Self's] years. And even if you look at the team this year, it’s not as good as the team last year, so there’s never a dip there.
For a long time, it figured like Muhammad's decision would come down to either UCLA or Kentucky. UCLA provides Muhammad with the right combination of strong education and great tradition, while Kentucky has the system in place to perhaps best showcase his basketball talents. With the Bruins muddling and the Wildcats surging, it was starting t
But Kansas getting into the picture could muddle things up. They too share a strong basketball tradition, and their academic support system is one of the best in the country for their athletes. Muhammad definitely has the cream of the crop after him, and his recruitment doesn't figure to end quickly.
Arizona, UNLV and Duke are also being considered, and all could jump into the picture as well.
To discuss recruiting with fans of any of the teams in consideration, go to Rock Chalk Talk (Kansas), A Sea of Blue (Kentucky), Duke Basketball Report (Duke), Bruins Nation (UCLA) and Arizona Desert Swarm (Arizona).