In today's Mid-Day Rumble, Georgetown snags a recruit for 2016, Dennis Smith Jr. is battling a serious injury and Ivan Rabb has packed on 11 pounds.
Georgetown landed a talented three-star recruit from St. Anthony's, Jagan Mosely, for the 2016 season on Monday. The native of Jersey City is an athletic guard with a crazy wingspan and has the capability to be a strong on-ball defender, which will fit right into John Thompson III's system.
Mosely received other offers from Boston University, Seton Hall and Fairfield, but the chance to play in Washington DC was the best opportunity for the young man.
One of the top point guards in the class of 2016, Dennis Smith Jr., will be out six to nine months after undergoing surgery on his ACL. Smith left Team Wall's win over Team Lillard in the Adidas Nations on August 2 and appeared at the championship game with crutches.
Smith's is an athletic guard that can score in bunches, but with one season of high school basketball remaining, this isn't expected to hurt his stock too much.
5-star recruit Ivan Rabb, and one of the only reliable big men on California's roster, gained an extra 11 pounds of muscle this offseason before practice begins in a couple of months.
Rabb, who will have a significant role as a freshman, joins Jaylen Brown, Jordan Mathews, Ty Wallace and Jabari Bird on a Bears team that is expected to be in the top 25 all season long.
To the transfer trail as Josh Newkirk will be returning home instead of playing for the Pittsburgh Panthers this season. Newkirk had micro fracture knee surgery and will take the year off to recover, before becoming eligible for two more seasons at his new school in 2016.
The guard averaged 5.9 points per game and 2.7 assists in 20.8 minutes per game last year.
Justin Moss and two other teammates, Raheem Johnson and Mory Diane, were involved in campus theft earlier this offseason. The three basketball players stole $650 from a dorm room of two football players and are now currently suspended. They later returned the money when the situation was brought to their attention by the coaching staff.
Moss, Buffalo's leading scorer from last season, could be banned from the team for the first semester, which would be a huge blow for a program that is trying to make the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season.