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Indiana closes out ’14 class with forward Emmitt Holt

The Indiana Hoosiers finalized their 2014 class by snaring 6′-8″ power forward Emmitt Holt of Webster Schroeder (NY), who announced his verbal commitment to the Hoosiers on Wednesday. Holt was previously expected to do a post-graduate year at Vermont Academy (VT), before the Hoosiers. He had mid-major scholarship offers prior to the Hoosiers seeking him out to ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 66 – Tyler Lydon

66. Tyler LYDON Height: 6’-9” Weight: 200 Position: PF High School (State): New Hampton School (NH) Club Team (Affiliation): Commitment: Syracuse Orange Breakdown: Somewhat of a surprise selection to USA Basketball’s Gold medal winning U18 team, Lydon is a sweet shooting big man. Lydon filled a role of being an outside spot up shooter for the ...
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Florida State gets its Mann to start ’15 class

6′-6″ wing Terance Mann of Tilton School (NH), the No. 92 prospect in the 2015 class, announced his commitment to the Florida State Seminoles on Wednesday night. Glad to announce that I have committed to Florida State! Feels great to be a Seminole! #GoNoles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — Terance (@TeranceMann) August 21, 2014 Mann is the first member of ...
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2014 Nike Global Challenge International teams recap

The 2014 Nike Global Challenge included four foreign teams in the four day tournament held in Chicago, IL. Teams from Brazil, Canada, China, and Africa were all invited to compete amongst each other as well as against the four USA teams in the event. Overall, the foreign teams struggled when faced with competition from the ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 67 – Admon Gilder

67. Admon GILDER Height: 6’-3” Weight: 180 Position: SG High School (State): Madison (TX) Club Team (Affiliation): Dallas Mustangs (Reebok) Breakdown: While not physically imposing, one Gilder gets into the flow of a game, he’s as productive as anyone could ask for on the hardwood. On the court, Gilder led his Madison team to a ...
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Top-100 guards Whitt and Williams commit

Tuesday saw the verbal commitments of two top-100 prospects, shooting guards Jimmy Whitt of Hickman (MO) and Kenny Williams of LC Bird (VA). Whitt popped for the Arkansas Razorbacks, while in a surprise Williams picked VCU. Whitt is capable of playing in both guard slots at Arkansas, and was a strong pick-up in that regard, especially given the ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 68 – Matthew McQuiad

68. Matthew MCQUIAD Height: 6’-4” Weight: 173 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-3” High School (State): Duncanville (TX) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Texas (Nike) Breakdown: Simply put, McQuiad is one of the elite shooters in the 2015 class nationally. A one-time commit to SMU, McQuiad’s recruitment has been re-opened and he’s a hot target for school’s desiring ...
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Three 2015 high-major prospects narrow their lists

Three prospects being pursued by high-major programs, Kaiser Gates of St. Francis (GA), Chris Silva of Roselle Catholic (NJ) and Landry Shamet of Park Hill (MO) each substantially trimmed their college lists in recent days. Gates, a face-up 6′-8″ forward that can shoot, has eight programs remaining on the list, as Missouri, Texas Tech, Georgia, Cincinnati, Xavier, LSU, ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 69 – Stephen Thompson

69. Stephen THOMPSON Height: 6’-3” 1/2 Weight: 155 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-6” High School (State): Bishop Montgomery (CA) Club Team (Affiliation): Superior Athletes (Reebok) Breakdown: The son of a new Oregon State Beavers assistant coach and Syracuse player by the same name, the lithe and long guard is one of the best prospects on the ...
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Nebraska strikes twice on the recruiting trail

Commitment lightning struck twice in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Monday, as the Cornhuskers picked up pledges from two players who figure to have an extensive role in the future of the Nebraska program. Incoming sophomore Aguek Arop and Kansas Jayhawks transfer Andrew White both cast their lot with head coach Tim Miles and the Nebraska program. At top-100 ...
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2014 Nike Global Challenge USA teams recap

The USA teams were the class of the 2014 Nik Global Challenge in Chicago, with the USA West team handing the USA East their first loss in the championship game on Sunday afternoon. The West team was stocked with talent from Texas and also got some help from Stephen Zimmerman and Dejounte Murray (Washington Huskies commit). ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 70 – Brandon Sampson

70. Brandon SAMPSON Height: 6’-4” Weight: 180 Position: SG High School (State): Madison Prep (LA) Club Team (Affiliation): Louisiana Elite (Under Armour) Breakdown: A major target for LSU to attempt to keep in-state, Sampson also has California, UCLA, Oklahoma State and St. John’s among the school’s he’s expected to officially visit, according to a report. ...
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Oregon bolsters roster with late addition of Dillon Brooks

Going into the 2014-2015 season, the Oregon Ducks were set to have one of the youngest and least deep rosters in the high-major ranks. That situation got a bit better on Sunday night, as news broke that 6′-6″ forward Dillon Brooks of Findlay Prep (NV) decided to reclassify to the 2014 class from the 2015 class, ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 71 – Mickey Mitchell

71. Mickey MITCHELL Height: 6’-7” Weight: 210 Position: SF High School (State): Plano West (TX) Club Team (Affiliation): Texas Titans (Nike) Commitment: Ohio State Buckeyes Breakdown: Considered a competitor for the ranking of No. 1 overall in the 2015 class while in middle school and as a freshman in high school, Mitchell’s play has been relatively mixed ...
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Gators get their man, Noah Dickerson

Top-50 big man Noah Dickerson of Montverde Academy (FL) is a substantial interior player, carrying 240 pounds on his 6′-8″ frame. A one-time pledge to Georgetown, Dickerson, a native of Georgia, will take his game to Florida, as he announced he committed to the Gators on Sunday. Dickerson is the third member of the Gators’ 2015 ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 72 – Trevor Manuel

72. Trevor MANUEL Height: 6’-9” Weight: 205 Position: PF High School (State): TBA/Oak Hill Academy (VA) in 2013-2014 Club Team (Affiliation): The Family (Nike) Breakdown: A long and skilled frontcourt player, Manuel had a dynamite freshman and sophomore year at Lansing Sexton (MI), where he was part of a Class B state championship and was made an all-state pick. ...
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Logwood added late to New Mexico’s ’14 class

At the end of July, Auburn released athletic forward signee Sam Logwood from his letter of intent to their 2014 recruiting class, after Logwood announced in May he was standing by Auburn through their head coaching change. When Logwood’s coach at La Lumiere School (IN) Alan Huss was hired as an assistant coach for New Mexico, ...
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USA captures Gold in U17 World Championship

In a hotly contested game, USA Basketball’s U17 team beat Australia, 99-92 to win the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship in Dubai. USA ran the table at the World Championship, with seven straight wins against international competition, including prevailing over Serbia in the semifinals. Top-5 junior guard Malik Newman of Callaway (MS) led the USA squad ...
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UCLA adds high-energy guard Prince Ali

The UCLA Bruins bolstered their frontcourt in the 2014 recruiting cycle, with four touted post players signing to play in Westwood. The 2015 class is shaping up as the opposite, as UCLA now has two top-50 backcourt players pledge, with Saturday’s addition of 6′-3″ Prince Ali of Sagemont (FL). Ali, a former Connecticut pledge, will reunite ...
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Touted JC guard Andre Spight announces for Arizona State

6′-3″ South Plains College (TX) guard Andre Spight is expected to be one of the nation’s top junior college sophomore guards during the 2014-2015 season. Where he’ll play after that is Arizona State, he announced on Saturday. Spight hails from Pasadena, California, and signed with UTEP out of high school. He did not qualify academically, and found ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 73 – Tres Tinkle

73. Tres TINKLE Height: 6’-7” 1/2 Weight: 213 Position: SF Wingspan: 6’-10” 1/2 High School (State): TBA – Hellgate (MT) in 2013-2014 Club Team (Affiliation): Anthony Davis Select Breakdown: The son of new Oregon State head coach Wayne Tinkle, Tres Tinkle is a rare Montana high school basketball player ranked in the top-100 nationally. As ...
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Nine on elite wing Derrick Jones’ mind

Derrick Jones, one of the elite talents on the wing in the 2015 class and a top-25 overall prospect, narrowed his list to nine schools. The Archbishop Carroll (PA) standout is now considering Auburn, Florida, Louisville, North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas, Arizona, UConn and UNLV. A supreme athlete, capable of flying to the cup in even the ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 74 – Nick Noskowiak

74. Nick NOSKOWIAK Height: 6’-2” Weight: 180 Position: PG High School (State): Sun Prairie (WI) Club Team (Affiliation): Playground Elite (WI) Commitment: Marquette Golden Eagles Breakdown: A commit to Marquette under former head coach Buzz Williams, Noskowiak reaffirmed his commitment shortly after the new coaching staff was put into place. Noskowiak is an effective long-range ...
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Former Arizona pledge Tyler Dorsey has finalists

6′-4″ combo guard Tyler Dorsey, a top-20 prospect in the 2015 class, has narrowed his list to ten schools. Dorsey, who was formerly committed to the Arizona Wildcats, will officially visit Kansas from October 10-12 and Oregon from September 5-7, according to AAU coach Dinos Trigonis. Dorsey also has Arizona State, California, Colorado, Georgetown, Louisville, St. ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 75 – Jeremy Hemsley

75. Jeremy HEMSLEY Height: 6’-3” Weight: 175 Position: PG/SG High School (State): Damien (CA) Club Team (Affiliation): Superior Athletes (Reebok) Commitment: San Diego State Aztecs Breakdown: At the end of May, 6′-3″ junior guard Jeremy Hemsley made his college commitment and picked the San Diego State Aztecs over Washington, Colorado and Arizona State. Hemsley is among the premier ...
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