Five storylines of the week

Five storylines of the week

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Five storylines of the week

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1. Calls and texts galore for hoopers.

When the clock struck midnight on June 15 college coaches began texting, calling and messaging rising junior basketball players til their heart’s content, per NCAA rules.

Now elite ballers are trying to adjust to the constant barrage of communication.

How will it affect them in the coming weeks?

2. Elite recruits making visits.

With the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League’s regular season in the books and the Rivals100 football camp done, elite prospects are starting to set up and take visits to college campuses before prestigious events kickoff again in a few weeks.

Which schools will make lasting impressions?

3. Will Step step-off?

Last week, Georgia Tech landed its highest-rated football recruit in two years when Atlantic Coast (Jacksonville, Fla.) cornerback Step Durham, who is rated a four-star recruit, committed to the Yellow Jackets.

But in football, only signings make other schools back off.

Will Durham stay firm in his commitment?

4. Nike offering free hoops clinics in Chicago.

In a statement last week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Chi League Parks will be held in neighborhood parks across the city, running every Saturday from June 15 to August 10 in hopes of giving Windy City youth a safe place to play ball.

5. Team Camps kickoff.

School is out for summer and the first round of football and basketball team camps are cranking up this week at colleges around the country.

Now is the time to build the chemistry that teams hope will propel them toward the ever-elusive state championships next season.

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