Early signing period primer
Here are 12 things you need to know about the Class of 2012's early signing period
Updated: November 8, 2011, 4:58 PM ETBy Dave Telep | Recruiting Nation
The early signing period gets interesting Thursday when Alex Poythress (Clarksville, Tenn./Northeast) and Robert Carter (Thomasville, Ga./Shiloh), a pair of top-25 prospects, are expected to announce their decisions. However, we've learned that the Class of 2012 holds on tightly to its secrets and shuns rumors. It's a group capable of surprising fan bases, and it's not finished.
Jack Arent/adidasShabazz Muhammad, No. 1 overall, is expected to sign late.
Early vs. lateTo sign or not to sign? That is the question facing a handful of the nation's elite players this week. Shabazz Muhammad (Las Vegas/Bishop Gorman), No. 1 overall, won't sign. He'll wait out the NBA lockout to see what the new rules are and keep at least five fan bases sweating.
2012 EARLY SIGNING PERIOD
Many decisions were made during the early signing period but Arizona looks to be the big winner.