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Georgia Tech, Duke welcome 2013 stars

10/27/2011
Allisha Gray, who has been making the rounds at schools in the Southeast this fall, is a smooth-playing, high-scoring lefty and the No. 8 prospect in the class of 2013. Glenn Nelson/ESPN.com

Allisha Gray from Sandersville, Ga., follows our recent theme of underclassmen who are making the rounds, unofficially, this fall.

The No. 8 prospect in the ESPNU HoopGurlz class of 2013 rankings, Gray is one of the better scorers in the class. She has spent much of the fall on campuses throughout the Southeast. So far Gray has taken unofficial visits to Tennessee, Georgia, Florida State and Florida with a trip to Georgia Tech on tap for this weekend.

The 5-foot-10 lefty is coming off a strong summer in which she showed well at the USA Basketball 16U trials and the July evaluation period.

-- Keil Moore

Dennis checks Virginia

This past weekend, Caprice Dennis from Detroit, Mich., took an official visit to Virginia. The No. 47 prospect in the ESPNU HoopGurlz Top 100 for 2012 originally committed to Kansas before the July evaluation period began. A commitment from Dennis would give coach Joanne Boyle another four-star guard to couple with her verbal pledge from No. 26 Faith Randolph out of Derwood, Md.

A talented 5-foot-9 point guard, Dennis had an explosive July, peaked by quality showings at the Summer Invitational and Nike Nationals.

-- Brandon Clay

Duke hosts ranked duo

The Blue Devils have two top 20 prospects in the class of 2013 visiting this weekend for the football game against Virginia Tech. Two forwards, No. 14 Kailee Johnson and No. 19 Sydney Umeri, will be on campus to visit with Joanne P. McCallie and her staff. Johnson is traveling across the country from Portland, Ore., to Durham, N.C., to visit the ACC school. Umeri hails from Acworth, Ga., and was a member of the USA 16U team that won a gold medal in Mexico this summer.

-- Keil Moore

Top '14 prospects at St. Joe's

It's not rare for a mid-major school to have underclassmen on the yard for unofficial visits. It is rare for one to have two potential Top 100 recruits on the same day. Last weekend, Saint Joseph's did just that. Two class of 2014 prospects -- Lauren Moses, ranked No. 25, and Erin Garner, a Watch List post player, made their way to the Philadelphia campus. Moses lives just on the other side of the state line in Mount Holly, N.J., while Garner is from Philadelphia.

If coach Cindy Griffin can continue to get talented metro-area players to visit and subsequently commit to her alma mater, the Hawks should continue to climb in an Atlantic 10 Conference that was home to WNBA first-round draft picks Amber Harris and Ta'shia Phillips the past four seasons.

-- Brandon Clay


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Brandon Clay is a contributor and national recruiting analyst for ESPN HoopGurlz. He is also the publisher of the JumpOffPlus.com National Scouting Report and the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as a recruiting analyst, event operator and trainer. He can be reached at bclay@peachstatehoops.com or you can follow him on Twitter @peachstatehoops.

Keil Moore is a contributor and national recruiting analyst for ESPN HoopGurlz. He is also the Director of Scouting for the JumpOffPlus.com National Scouting Report - a division of Peach State Basketball, Inc. Moore has been involved in the community since 2007 as a recruiting analyst and trainer. He can be reached at kmoore@peachstatehoops.com or you can follow him on Twitter @keilmoore.