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Monday Evening Roundup, Memorial Day Edition: Basketball recruiting update, other links

News and notes from the weekend in Northwestern sports.

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Welcome to the Monday Morning Evening Roundup, a collection of noteworthy Northwestern-related news from the weekend.

Happy Memorial Day everyone! It was a baseball-dominated weekend, for good reason, as the Wildcats went on an unlikely, enthralling march to the Big Ten Tournament championship game. Let’s get to the notes and a few links.

Spencer Allen and a few seniors talk about the team’s run

If you’re still thinking about how fun it was to watch Northwestern baseball this past week, the Daily Northwestern has a great recap with quotes from Allen and seniors Cooper Wetherbee and Matt Hopfner.

Obviously, read ours first if you haven’t already. I’m already excited to watch this team grow and do bigger and better things in 2018.

Justin Jackson is one of the toughest backs in college football

Ralph Russo of the Associated Press wrote a story on our favorite running back, highlighting his durability and toughness. One interesting note is that Jackson, who is currently listed at 193 pounds, says he wants to get up to 205 for his senior season.

Russo also talks about Jackson’s opportunity to make plenty of history this year, his NFL prospects, and his overall work ethic. It’s worth a read.

Northwestern offers 2018 point guard Jordan Lathon

Chris Collins and his staff are continuing to give themselves plenty of options for the 2018 recruiting class. Three-star point guard Jordan Lathon out of Grandview, MO, became Northwestern’s 16th offer of the class last Wednesday. Lathon is only the second true point guard offer for 2018, which will be Collins’ first season without Bryant McIntosh since 2013-14. Five-star Jahvon Quinerly is the other true point guard with a Northwestern offer, but he’s got offers from the likes of Kansas, Arizona, UCLA and Villanova.

The Wildcats’ top two guard targets, Ayo Dosunmu and Cormac Ryan, are both listed as combo guards or shooting guards. Dosunmu projects as a point guard, but he too will be tough get as a high four-star with offers from Illinois, Butler, Creighton, and now a few ACC schools. Lathon gives Collins another option at point guard if Dosunmu chooses to go elsewhere. Ryan is more of a shooting guard.

Northwestern in the lead for Miller Kopp?

Staying with basketball recruiting, Rivals’ Corey Evans has an update on 2018 guard/forward Miller Kopp. Kopp, who we introduced you to back in April, lists Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Houston, Wichita State, and Kansas State as his current top 5. He says he plans on taking an official visit to Evanston in September. Evans speculates that Northwestern and Vanderbilt are the two frontrunners, given their academic appeal.

Miller, if you’re reading this, you may want to see something.

Enjoy your holiday evening everyone, and don’t forget to tune in to watch Anthony Battle on the second episode of The Bachelorette at 8 ET/7 Central!