Florida State Seminoles: FSU basketball recruiting

Smith doubles FSU's weekend tally

October, 14, 2012
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It's been quite a weekend for Florida State basketball.

Just 24 hours after receiving the commitment of the No. 24 prospect in the country, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, the Seminoles doubled their total with four-star forward Jarquez Smith (Haddock, Ga./Jones County).

"It was the great atmosphere, the coaches and I think they have a really good plan for me," Smith said.

Smith chose Florida State over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech and South Carolina. He and Rathan-Mayes are the only commitments for the Class of 2013.

FSU lands elite 2013 shooting guard

October, 13, 2012
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Florida State added its first basketball commitment of the Class of 2013 when sixth-ranked shooting guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes (Scarborough, Ontario/Huntington Prep) made his decision public on a live webcast.

Rathan-Mayes, a four-star prospect and the ESPN 100's No. 24-ranked player, adds to head coach Leonard Hamilton's reputation of securing high-profile players from the prep ranks.
Oklahoma was never in a really good position to land 2013 point guard Stevie Clark. But with the news Saturday of Clark transferring from Oklahoma City Douglass to Quest Prep Academy in Las Vegas, that will close the door on the Sooners and Clark.

Things between the Clark family and the OU coaching staff were going well in the winter and into the spring. Stevie was offered by the Sooners in February and attended several of OU’s final home games.

[+] EnlargeStevie Clark
Courtesy of Robert CrawfordStevie Clark is ranked No. 63 overall in the 2013 class and No. 1 overall from Oklahoma.
But when the summer came around, OU and Clark slowly started to go their separate ways. Clark’s mother, Dorshell, said there were other programs showing more interest and that the No. 1 factor in their decision is going to be the relationship with the coaching staff.

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