Georgetown set to make big moves in basketball recruiting scene

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There is some serious movement on the college basketball front, though most of it has been overshadowed by the start of college and pro football the last few weeks.

It begins with UCLA's recruiting woes. The Bruins already had a lingering bad taste when freshman Jonah Bolden, a top-100 recruit, was ruled academically ineligible to join a squad that had lost three players to the NBA Draft last year.

Now they've been hit with even worse news now that Colorado State point guard Jon Octeus, a 6-foot-4 point guard who averaged 13 points and almost 5 rebounds last year, was denied admission to UCLA, according to the Coloradoan.

Octeus will likely take another long look at Missouri, who previously courted him, and also Missouri, also a contender.

But UCLA's recruiting struggles are just one example of the many happenings breaking across the college hoops world.

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Georgetown's high hopes

This is a weekend for thinking big in Georgetown.

As in, really big.

The Hoyas will be hosting Skal Labissiere, the five-star center who has drawn interest from the likes of Memphis, North Carolina and Tennessee, according to CBS Sports.The 6-foot-10, 210-pounder will take some convincing to leave his hometown of Memphis for the hustle and bustle of Washington D.C.

That's not the only reason the old-school basketball university has a reason to look up.

Four-star point guard Bryant Crawford will also be making a foray onto the Georgetown campus. As a local product — he comes from the nearby Gonzaga area — it wouldn't be hard to imagine Crawford wearing the Hoya blue in the future.

There will especially be interest in Crawford because Georgetown coach John Thompson III has had his eye on the athletic guard since the recruiting period began.

Louisville spurned

Five-star recruit Antonio Blakeney made a huge statement when he committed to Louisville on Sept. 4, seemingly wrapping up his decision well before the start of basketball season.

Now the highly-touted player is rolling back his promise though.

"I made a quick and emotional decision based on some of the wrong reasons," Blakeney said to ESPN. "I really loved my visit and everything about Louisville and I am still strongly considering them."

The pull back seems to re-open recruiting for the senior from Orlando, Fla. He has said that he will reconsider his schools list, though before picking Louisville he listed Florida State, Kentucky, LSU, Missouri, Oregon and USC among his favorites.

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