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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 23 – Tyler Davis

23. Tyler DAVIS Height: 6’-9” Weight: 270 Position: C Wingspan: 7’ 1/2 High School (State): Plano West (TX) Club Team (Affiliation): Texas Titans (Nike) Commitment: Texas A&M Aggies Breakdown:  Davis was the first recruit for Texas A&M in the 2015 class, helping to set into motion what is know acknowledged as a top 5 class ...
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Legacy recruit gives Wake Forest Childress 2.0

Long-time Wake Forest basketball fans will undoubtedly remember the Demon Deacons squads with Randolph Childress, Tim Duncan and others as a great era in the program’s history. A second era of Childress involvement in Wake Forest basketball is now underway, as Randolph Childress is an assistant coach in the program and his son, Brandon Childress, committed as ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 24 – Tyler Dorsey

24. Tyler DORSEY Height: 6’-4” Weight: 180 Position: SG Wingspan: 6′-4″ High School (State): Maranatha Christian (CA) Club Team (Affiliation): Dream Vision (adidas)/Belmont Shore Breakdown: A scoring-oriented combo guard, Dorsey originally committed to Arizona, and after re-opening his recruitment is considering Kansas, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona State and California. Dorsey...
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Texas keeps talented guard Kerwin Roach at home

One of the hottest names on the recruiting trail in July was 6′-3″ guard Kerwin Roach of North Shore (TX), who drew major attention from coast to coast for his play on the Houston Rockstarz grassroots team. That attention culminated with Roach making his decision on Friday, his 18th birthday, to stay in-state at play his college ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 25 – Elijah Thomas

25. Elijah THOMAS Height: 6′-8″ Weight: 245 Position: C Wingspan: 7′-1″ High School (State): Lancaster (TX) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Texas (Nike) Commitment: Texas A&M Aggies Breakdown: A large and in charge post player blessed with substantial stature and wide frame, Thomas is a skilled, savvy and versatile offensive big man. To maximize his offensive ...
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Two touted Texas guards make Big 12 decisions

Two top 150 Texas high school guards in the class of 2015, Wendell Mitchell and Christian James each announced their college intentions Thursday to play in the Big 12, as one player will remain in the Lone Star State for college and the other will depart. Arguably the more touted of the two players, Rockdale (TX) combo guard ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 26 – Jawun Evans

26. Jawun EVANS Height: 6’-0” Weight: 165 Position: PG High School (State): Kimball (TX) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Texas (Nike)/SC Raptors Commitment: Oklahoma State Cowboys Breakdown: At the risk of over using a stereotype, it just might be fair to describe Evans as all he does is win. While not physically dominant, Evans’ play on the ...
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Top 100 forward Josh Sharma declares for Stanford

On the heels of a recruiting class in 2014 which included four top 100 players, Stanford nabbed a third touted prospect for their 2015 class. 6′-11″ forward Josh Sharma, ranked No. 84 nationally by Hoopniks.com, announced his pledge to the Cardinal on Wednesday. Playing at one of the top prep schools in the country, Sharma has ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 27 – Jalen Adams

27. Jalen ADAMS Height: 6′-2″ Weight: 190 Wingspan: 6′-6 1/2″ Position: PG High School (State): Cushing Academy (NH) Club Team (Affiliation): Mass Rivals (adidas) Commitment: Connecticut Huskies Breakdown: At the end of June, Adams committed to play at his “dream school”, the defending NCAA champion Connecticut Huskies. He held offers from Louisville, Kansas and many ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 28 – Deng Adel

28. Deng ADEL Height: 6’-7” Weight: 185 Position: SF High School (State): Victory Rock Prep (FL) Club Team (Affiliation): Florida Elite (adidas) Commitment: Louisville Cardinals Breakdown: A terrific athlete that is as dangerous as any wing forward in the class in transition, Adel popped for Louisville in mid-July. A native of Sudan who also lived ...
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Texas A&M achieves elite status for ’15 with Elijah Thomas

Things can and do change quickly on the college basketball trail and 6′-9″ center Elijah Thomas of Lancaster (TX) may be a case in point of that. Just last week, Oklahoma State and Illinois were believed to be frontrunners in landing Thomas for college. When Thomas’ friend Admon Gilder picked Texas A&M last week, the Aggies begin generating ...
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Virginia and Memphis add top 100 junior guards

On a busy Monday of high-major college basketball programs accepting verbal commitments, the Virginia Cavaliers and Memphis Tigers each accepted their second pledge in the 2016 recruiting cycle, taking an eye towards the future with current high school juniors. Both Kyle Guy and Randall Broddie made their way to Virginia and Memphis midnight madness events over the weekend, ...
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Maryland strikes with weekend visitor Jaylen Brantley

The Maryland Terrapins are on the board in the 2015 recruiting cycle, as they snagged a verbal commitment from 5′-10″ point guard Jaylen Brantley, a weekend visitor to their Midnight Madness event. Brantley started college at Marshall, but did not play there and transferred to Odessa College (TX) for his upcoming freshman season. Brantley will fill ...
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Daily double shores up Washington’s post play

Post play has been a bit of a question mark for the Washington Huskies basketball program, and it’s fair to say the question was addressed by the coaching staff on Monday, as Washington added verbal commitments from two prospects. Junior college center Malik Dime picked Washington over Iowa State, and prep school power forward Devenir Duruisseau also ...
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Florida keeps Keith Stone in state

For quite awhile, it seemed very likely that 6′-7″forward Keith Stone of Zion Lutheran (FL) would commit to Florida after he made his official visit. On Monday, that was fulfilled, as Stone announced his verbal commitment to the Gators as a member of the 2015 class. The addition of Stone gives Florida four pledges in the ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 29 – Perry “P.J.” Dozier

29. Perry “P.J.” DOZIER Height: 6′-6″ Weight: 185 Position: SG High School (State): Spring Valley (SC) Club Team (Affiliation): Upward Stars Breakdown: An ACL injury may have slowed Dozier’s exposure to scouts nationally as he missed his junior season of high school, but wise college basketball programs never strayed from their pursuit of his college ...
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College Basketball Recruitcast: October 19, 2014

Welcome to the College Basketball Recruitcast, hosted by Kellon Hassenstab of Hoopniks.com, for October 19, 2014. The College Basketball Recruitcast is a podcast covering national college basketball recruiting. Items mentioned: Sports Illustrated has projected the top 50 incoming freshmen, in terms of production on the hardwood. We breakdown our thoughts on the top 10 players ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 30 – Donovan Mitchell

30. Donovan MITCHELL Height: 6’-3” Weight: 180 Position: SG High School (State): Brewster Academy (NH) Club Team (Affiliation): The City (Under Armour) Commitment: Louisville Cardinals Breakdown: Mitchell was unquestionably one of the summer’s fastest rising prospects, due to his athleticism and scoring ability. His profile blew up while playing for his grassroots team, The City, ...
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Texas Tech strikes with Fla. guard C.J. Williamson

The original plan was for 6′-5″ wing C.J. Williamson of Evans (FL) to visit Virginia Tech, and decided between the Hokies and Texas Tech on October 27. That plan changed on Saturday night, as Williamson announced his verbal commitment to head coach Tubby Smith and the Red Raiders. Williamson joins shooting guard Jordan Jackson, the son of ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 31 – Malachi Richardson

31. Malachi RICHARDSON Height: 6’-5” 1/2 Weight: 193 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-11” High School (State): Trenton Catholic (NJ) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Final (Nike) Commitment: Syracuse Orange Breakdown: A cornerstone of top 10 national recruiting class in the 2015 recruiting cycle at Syracuse, Richardson committed to the Orange in December, 2013. Richardson has ideal size for ...
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Skilled forward Kaiser Gates decides on Xavier

Xavier got on the board with a verbal commitment for 2015 on Thursday, as St. Francis (GA) forward Kaiser Gates picked Xavier over Central Florida and Texas Tech. Gates is a 6′-8″, 190 pound forward with a high skill level and the capability to hit long range shots. As a junior on a strong high school ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 32 – Thomas Bryant

32. Thomas BRYANT Height: 6’-10” Weight: 230 Position: C Wingspan: 7’-5” High School (State): Huntington Prep (WV) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Scan (Nike) Breakdown: In the midst of an effective transition from a “prospect” to a “player” Bryant could end up as one of the most fearsome big men in a class that has a ...
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Dallas-area dominance for Texas A&M; Admon Gilder commits

It’s no secret that the Dallas-Fort Worth area produces some of the finest college basketball recruits in the country, in an area almost overflowing with talent. With that said, the talent is usually widely dispersed among many programs that compete in the area, though the 2015 recruiting cycle has had a clear winner, Texas A&M. ...
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SMU goes north to land Oklahoma guard Shake Milton

6′-5″ guard Malik “Shake” Milton, the No. 85 prospect nationally, announced a verbal commitment to SMU on Wednesday, picking the Mustangs over Oklahoma and Indiana. Milton had a banner junior season at Owasso (OK) which saw him earn recognition as a rare Gatorade Player of the Year as an underclassmen. He exploded to averaged 28 points, 6 rebounds and ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 33 – Raymond Spalding

33. Raymond SPALDING Height: 6’-9” Weight: 200 Position: PF High School (State): Trinity (KY) Club Team (Affiliation): The Ville Commitment: Louisville Cardinals Breakdown: A starring member on what should be one Kentucky’s top high school basketball teams, Raymond Spalding decided he liked the environs of Louisville so much, he picked the Louisville Cardinals to play college ...
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