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Hoops Recruiting Notebook

It's exciting times on the basketball recruiting front with visits ongoing and college decisions being made. We take a quick glimpse at the latest in Hilltoppers hoops recruiting.

PAIR OF TARGETS DECIDING ON FRIDAY:

- A pair of Western Kentucky targets in Eddie Lampkin and Chanse Robinson are making their college decisions on Friday. It appears neither will chose the Hilltoppers with FutureCast predictions trending toward TCU for Lampkin and Buffalo for Robinson. Lampkin took an official visit to WKU back in June.

WKU IN THE MIX FOR TOP 50 PLAYER:

- There is a lot of rumors surrounding Kyree Walker that he could possibly sign a professional contract in China or go the G-League route. However, things have changed of late according to Rivals.com basketball analyst Corey Evans - there is a possibility Walker could be a mid-year college enrollee. His two best college suitors - Western Kentucky and Arkansas. Rick Stansbury was in last week to see the four-star prospect. However, Walker has set an official visit to Arkansas for October 4th-6th.

IN-STATE WING STILL A MAJOR FOCUS:

- Rick Stansbury has made a couple of stops at Bardstown recently for highly-touted, in-state wing JJ Traynor. That included a full staff visit just a few days ago as seen in the tweet below from Traynor's high school head coach. Xavier just extended an offer to the four-star prospect with Louisville and Kentucky continuing to express interest. The Hilltoppers were the first to offer Traynor during an official visit back in May.

FLORIDA 4-STAR STILL A PRIORITY:

- Selton Miguel remains in high demand for the coaching staff. The four-star wing took an official visit to WKU over the summer. Kansas State and USF seem to be the main contenders for Miguel. However, WKU has a distinct advantage in that they've also offered Rifen Miguel - Selton's older brother. Both Rifen and Selton were on visits to Western Kentucky together this summer and they each have ambitions of playing basketball together in college. If WKU wants to take both, then they'll likely have the upper hand with the four-star prize out of West Oaks Academy.

WKU STILL IN RACE FOR HIGHLY-TOUTED 2021 PG:

Rick Stansbury and company also stopped by Marshall County this week to visit with highly-touted 2021 point guard Zion Harmon. Due to KHSAA transfer rules, Harmon sat out last season for the Marshals but moonlighted on the weekends playing for Bella Vista Prep (Ariz.) at prep school showcase events. Harmon recently announced a Top 7 that included WKU, LSU, Kentucky, Louisville, Seton Hall, Kansas, Murray State. There is also a possibility reclassifies to the 2020 class.