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Basketball Prospect To Visit This Weekend

6-7 James Padgett of Brooklyn will make an unofficial visit to USC this weekend with his mother and a friend, part of a four school trip to see some of his favorites. Padgett also will visit Pittsburgh, Maryland and West Virginia while on the trip. He also has offers from Houston, Rutgers and St. Johns.

"All the schools are even and I'm taking the visits to see what seperates them," Padgett said. "I'm going to be looking at a family atmosphere, that the school is not isolated, and being able to play."

Padgett said he talked to his USC recruiter Mike Boynton last week. He doesn't have a favorite. "Everybody is doing their job," he said of the schools.

Padgett has moved up his decision timetable. Earlier he said he'd waiting until the spring, but now he plans to make his decision before his season in November.