Mike White | 2:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19
The recruiting saga of former Schenley basketball star Deandre Kane has apparently taken yet another turn.
Bob Gibbons is a highly-respected and nationally-known talent scout who runs the All-Star Sports scouting service in Lenoir, N.C. Kane is currently playing at Patterson School, a prep school near Lenoir. In a conversation with Gibbons the other day, he told me he watched Kane play recently. Gibbons also said Kane is now looking at possibly attending Virginia Tech.
Gibbons also said he was led to believe Pitt is no longer recruiting Kane.
Gibbons chuckled at Kane's recruiting because it has almost been comical the way it keeps changing. The summer before his senior year, Kane verbally committed to Duquesne, even though he said he might look at other schools. Kane and Duquesne eventually parted ways. Kane had hoped to go to Pitt, but that never materialized. He decided to attend New Hampton, a prep school in New Hampshire, but changed his mind and enrolled at Patterson.
Around Christmas, a Seton Hall recruiting web site reported Kane had committed to the Pirates. But Kane told the Post-Gazette in January that he had not committed and would choose among Pitt, Seton Hall and Marquette. Now comes the Virginia Tech news.
"Who knows where he's going to end up," Gibbons said. "It's always something different with him."
With all the changes and reported commitments, probably the best thing to do is to wait until September and see what campus Kane is on. That will be the only way to know for sure what school he picked.