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Blue-chip visitors take in Boilermaker opener

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Sunday in Mackey Arena, Purdue opened its much-anticipated 2010-2011 season and unveiled its 22nd Big Ten championship banner in front of a slew of big-name recruits who traveled to West Lafayette for unofficial visits.
Among those confirmed to have visited are the following.
Class of 2012
Gary Harris: The Rivals.com four-star prospect from Hamilton Southeastern is one of the top players in his class nationally. His mother, the former Joy Holmes, was a women's basketball star at Purdue.
Jay Simpson: One of Purdue's three 2012 commitments, the Champaign (Ill.) Central big man is considered a top-100 player nationally.
Ronnie Johnson: Likely to be a regular visitor, being that he's the younger brother of Purdue freshman Terone Johnson, the North Central point guard is an emerging high-major prospect.
Class of 2013
Basil Smotherman: The Heritage Christian wing already has offers from Purdue, Indiana, Notre Dame and Xavier. He's one of the Boilermakers' top rising-sophomore targets.
Jaylon Tate: The point guard from De La Salle High School in Chicago is one of the better guards in Illinois' sophomore class and has visited Purdue multiple times now.
Kendall Stephens: The shooting guard from St. Charles (Ill.) East has Big Ten schools keeping watch over him early. He's the son of former Boilermaker Everette Stephens.
Jackson Lamb: A 6-7 forward from Bedford High School in Temperance, Mich., is also fielding early Big Ten interest.
Jordan Pickett: Pickett's a 5-10 sophomore point guard at Pike in Indianapolis.
Class of 2014
Malik Yarbrough: The 6-3 guard from Benton High School in Zion, Ill., is one of Illinois' top 2014 prospects. ESPN has him ranked No. 16 nationally in the Class of 2014.
Drake Harris: ESPN pegs the 6-2 point guard from Grand Rapids (Mich.) Christian No. 17 nationally in the Class of 2014.
Justin King: A 6-6 forward from Gary's Bowman Academy, King's considered one of the top prospects in Indiana's 2014 class.
Tyler Wideman: The 6-6 forward from Lake Central is ranked by ESPN as the No. 47 player in 2014.
Paul Turner: The 6-4 shooting guard from Chicago St. Joseph already has an Illinois offer. ESPN has him 50th nationally in his class.
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