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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 16 – Caleb Swanigan

16. Caleb SWANIGAN Height: 6’-8 1/2” Weight: 269 Position: C Wingspan: 7’-1” 1/2 High School (State): Homestead (IN) Club Team (Affiliation): Spiece Indy Heat (Nike) Breakdown: Despite reclassifying from the 2016 to the 2015 class, Swanigan (whose nickname is “Biggie”) maintained his status as an upper echelon, elite recruit, regardless of what graduating class he is ...
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Tennessee adds centerpiece to ’15 class, Chris Clarke

The Tennessee Volunteers have their third recruit in the fray for the 2015 recruiting cycle, which is new head coach Donnie Tyndall’s first full class leading the program. The third member of the class was a charm, as 6′-5″ wing Chris Clarke committed to the Volunteers over Virginia Tech, Connecticut and Creighton. Clarke is a top-100 ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 17 – Jalen Brunson

17. Jalen BRUNSON Height: 6’-2” Weight: 193 Position: PG Wingspan: 6’-3” High School (State): Stevenson (IL) Club Team (Affiliation): Mac Irvin Fire (Nike) Commitment: Villanova Wildcats Breakdown: Jalen Brunson is arguably the top pure point guard nationally, and the son of a former Temple Owls standout, Rick Brunson. At several times during his recruitment it ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 18 – Justin Simon

18. Justin SIMON Height: 6’-5” Weight: 190 Wingspan: 6′-11″ Position: PG High School (State): Temecula Valley (CA) Club Team (Affiliation): Gamepoint (adidas) Commitment: Arizona Wildcats Breakdown: A member of the current No. 1 recruiting class nationally, Simon popped for the Wildcats in early May and has the versatility to fill several roles and positions when ...
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Purdue pops early guard commit C.J. Walker

The Purdue Boilermakers won an early recruiting battle Tuesday, as 6′-0″ junior C.J. Walker announced his commitment to Purdue over Butler and others. Walker, of Indianapolis Tech (IN), is considered by some to be the top 2016 point guard in Indiana. In-state guards Ryan Cline and Grant Weatherford have already committed to be part of Purdue’s ’15 class, ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 19 – Brandon Ingram

19. Brandon INGRAM Height: 6’-8” Weight: 180 Position: SF High School (State): Kinston (NC) Club Team (Affiliation): Stackhouse Elite (adidas) Breakdown: The latest in a long line of stars from Kinston, which has included Jerry Stackhouse, Reggie Bullock and others, Ingram has tremendous upside as a lanky wing forward with smooth versatility. Not surprisingly, Ingram ...
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7′-5″ Tacko Fall sets course for Central Florida

Until Tuesday, Central Florida was quietly putting together a very solid 2015 recruiting class. That changed as 7′-5″ center Tacko Fall of Liberty Christian (FL) put an exclamation mark, quite literally, on the Knights’ class. Fall joins in-state power forward Chad Brown and shooting guard Chance McSpadden, as well as junior college wing Tanksley Efianayi in what is shaping up ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 20 – Dwayne Bacon

20. Dwayne BACON Height: 6’-5” Weight: 190 Position: SG High School (State): Oak Hill Academy (VA) Club Team (Affiliation): Showtime Ballers (Reebok) Commitment: Florida State Seminoles Breakdown: The centerpiece to a terrific Florida State recruiting class already in the fold for the ‘Noles, Bacon is a tremendous physical specimen that is capable of scoring in ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 21 – Luke Kennard

21. Luke KENNARD Height: 6′-5″ Weight: 192 Position: SG High School (State): Franklin (OH) Club Team (Affiliation): King James (Nike) Commitment: Duke Blue Devils Breakdown: The second leading scorer on USA Basketball’s Gold medal winning U18 national team, Kennard is unquestionably one of the premier wing scorers in his class, and was hotly pursued prior to picking ...
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College Basketball Recruitcast: October 26, 2014

Texas A&M has an elite recruiting class, with the addition of Elijah Thomas to Tyler Davis, D.J. Hogg, and Admon Gilder. Top 15 senior prospects Ivan Rabb and Isaiah Briscoe both narrowed their lists. Florida, Maryland, Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma, and Stanford all landed key 2015 recruits. Washington added two post prospects, but lost 2016 commit ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 22 – Deyonta Davis

23. Deyonta DAVIS Height: 6’-9” 1/2 Weight: 212 Position: PF Wingspan: 7’-1” 1/2 High School (State): Muskegon (MI) Club Team (Affiliation): Spiece Indy Heat (Nike) Commitment: Michigan State Spartans Breakdown: Fairly lightly regarded nationally going into his junior year of high school, Deyonta Davis dominated during a 28-0 season at Muskegon, serving notice of his ...
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TCU gets on the board for ’15 with Jalon Miller

The TCU Horned Frogs are on the board for the 2015 recruiting cycle, as they garnered a commitment from Seagoville (TX) wing forward Jalon Miller. Miller exhibited solid play on the adidas Uprising circuit for Texas Select, leading his squad in scoring at 13.5 points per game, along with 7.7 rebounds each contest. Miller showed a penchant ...
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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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