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Post-Season Class of 2015 Player Rankings update

Due to perhaps an unprecedented number of reclassifications, it took awhile to put the final stamp on the Class of 2015 Top 100 player rankings. In fact, a check of the top 25 players on the final list indicates 3 prospects were in the Class of 2016 last year around this time. A handful of ...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

St. John’s signs top 100 guard Marcus LoVett, Jr.

Press Release On Friday, the St. John’s men’s basketball program received a National Letter of Intent from four-star point guard Marcus LoVett, Jr. The 6-foot southpaw from Chicago is a consensus top-25 point guard according to major national recruiting services and rated as high as No. 11 at his position in the Class of 2015. ...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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Dwayne De Rosario, the North American pro soccer legend who brought his talents to RFK Stadium for two plusseasons has announced his retirement via an Instagram post. “Salute to all my fans/family who supported me throughout my MLS career I am humbled by all your love support. It was always a dream of mine to ...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharpshooter Kenny Williams connects with North Carolina

As a team arguably poised to be a contender for a pre-season No. 1 next year, the North Carolina Tar Heels have a talented roster set to return to Chapel Hill. Still, the departure of J.P. Tokoto to the professional ranks left a gap on the roster, and North Carolina wanted to add an additional player ...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

adidas Nations Atlanta roster

The roster for the first adidas Nations camp of 2015, taking place May 1- May 3 in Atlanta, GA has been announced. This is the first of two adidas Nations training camps, with the second taking place in Houston, TX from May 15- May 17. Since 2007 adidas Nations has been the industry leader in providing ...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nation’s best wing forward Jaylen Brown to California

It’s safe to say California Golden Bears head coach Cuonzo Martin has been on a bit of a roller coaster ride over the last year or so. After an tenuous situation at Tennessee saw him jump to the west to take over in Berkeley, Martin has come up with two of the nation’s top 10 ...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 10 post Cheick Diallo picks Kansas

A high-energy interior player, 6′-9″ Cheick Diallo of Our Savior New American (NY), via Mali, announced where he’ll play college hoops on Tuesday. The top 10 prospect picked the Kansas Jayhawks over the Kentucky Wildcats, among other suitors. Kansas Scholarship Grid
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Duke’s ’15 class moves to No. 1 with Brandon Ingram

After the Kentucky Wildcats held a multiple year stranglehold on the status of having the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class, the Duke Blue Devils appear to be set to reach that achievement for a second year. The reigning national champions all but solidified that status on Monday, garnering a verbal commitment from consensus top 10 ...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

In-state wing shooter Dominic Green picks Washington

After popping early for Arizona State, Hazen (WA) wing forward Dominic Green played out his senior season with the expectation he’d play Pac-12 hoops in Tempe. The change in coaches at Arizona State allowed for a change in plans for Green, as he re-opened his recruitment prior to consider new suitors. Green’s heart was close to ...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa State nabs top 100 recruit Nick Noskowiak

In recent years, the Iowa State Cyclones have focused on talented transfers from four year schools to fill its roster holes and make a positive impact. Sunday’s verbal commitment of 6′-2″ point guard Nick Noskowiak of Sun Prairie (WI) departed from head coach Fred Hoiberg’s usual plan, though, as Noskowiak is a top 100 recruit nationally from ...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Contenders for USA Basketball U16 team announced

Twenty-seven of the nation’s top male basketball players age 16-and-under, 21 of whom participated in the October 2014 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team mini-camp, were announced as members of the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team. The 2015 USA U16 National Team and 2016 USA U17 World Championship Team, should the U.S. qualify ...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Top scorer Malik Newman stays in-state at Mississippi State

It’s not clear exactly what new head coach Ben Howland’s plans are for the Mississippi State Bulldogs next season, but an educated guess is that 6′-3″ guard Malik Newman of Callaway (MS), and incoming freshman, will likely lead the squad in points scored and shot attempts. A consensus top 10 recruit nationally in the 2015 class, ...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan adds second big man to 2016 class, Austin Davis

The Michigan Wolverines added a second member to their 2016 recruiting class, picking up a commitment from 6′-10″ in-state prospect Austin Davis of Ostego (MI). Davis joins Ohio prospect Jon Testa in the early haul for the Wolverines. Michigan was one of the worst rebounding teams nationally during the 2014-2015 season, and it’s clear the coaching staff is putting ...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UNLV keeps top 10 player Stephen Zimmerman in Vegas

Realistically, 7′-0″ center Stephen Zimmerman of Bishop Gorman (NV) could have had his pick of any college basketball program in the nation. In the end, Zimmerman found what he needed close to home, as he announced on Thursday night he’ll stay in Las Vegas, as a pledge to UNLV. Zimmerman is currently ranked as the No. ...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington State signs two more for rebuild

When head coach Ernie Kent took the position at the helm of the Washington State Cougars program, the state of things in Pullman were in disarray, to say the least. After a year in which Washington State stumbled to a 13-18 record, the Cougars are adding five newcomers to the fray to attempt to turn ...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Sophomore center Mohamed Bamba draws elite offers

Every time a spring live weekend tips off, it’s assured that several recruits nationally will blow up in a way they previously had not. From the first April weekend in 2015, sophomore center Mohamed Bamba of Westtown (PA) may have been the most prominent of “blown up” prospects. Bamba, in playing for the PSA Cardinals in the ...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Conference Recruiting Update – Patriot

Top newcomer: Matt Holba, Lehigh – A first-team All State pick and state champion in the talent rich state of Indiana, Holba has great size and skill for a wing forward. Name for the future: Delante Jones, American – Plucked from nearby to campus, Jones could be a breakout scorer as he acclimates to the college level ...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Jordan Brand Classic preview

Now in its 14th year, the Jordan Brand Classic will return to Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday with games showcasing the top boys, girls and international basketball players. For the third consecutive year, Barclays Center will host the top boys in the nation on Friday, April 17, as part of a quadruple-header event. These future stars follow ...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado signs two international talents to bolster team

Colorado hasn’t exactly been known as a hotbed destination for international signees in men’s college basketball, but two signees as the regular signing period kicked off buck that trend. The Buffaloes inked guard Thomas Akyazili and power forward Kenan Guzonjic on Wednesday, adding depth to a team which will seek to have a turn-around season in 2015-2016. At ...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

National Champs add interior player for 2015

Facing several departures from their reigning National Championship team, which didn’t have much depth to begin with, the Duke Blue Devils are starting to get busy on the recruiting trail. 6′-10″ center Antonio Vrankovic of Pine Crest (FL) verbally committed to Duke on Wednesday, joining top 25 prospects Chase Jeter and Luke Kennard in the class thus far. Vrankovic is ...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Center Michael Edwards has Georgia on his mind

6′-10″ center Michael Edwards of John Glenn (MI) ended his recruitment on Monday night, pick Georgia over a variety of D-1 offers and interest, including from Nebraska, SMU, Pittsburgh and more. Edwards is the fourth member of the Bulldogs’ 2015 recruiting class and part of a burgeoning crop of young and promising big men in Athens. ...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Centerpiece: Cal lands Ivan Rabb over Arizona

6′-9″ post player Ivan Rabb of Bishop O’Dowd (CA) will play college basketball close to home, as the nation’s No. 9 prospect nationally picked his local California Golden Bears over the Arizona Wildcats on Monday night. Rabb immediately provides a centerpiece to Cal’s 2015-2016 team, and will start from day one on the interior. Assuming Cal’s guard ...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Conference Recruiting Update – Big Sky

Top newcomer: Walter Wright, Montana – An Honorable Mention junior college All-American pick at Snow College, Wright was a two year standout in a tough junior college league. Name for the future: Nick Blair, Idaho – A high-flying wing prospect, Blair played behind superstars in high school and may unlock his full potential in college. Eastern Washington ...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

World wins 2015 Nike Hoop Summit behind Jamal Murray

Some of the world’s top youth basketball players assembled on Saturday for the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit game in Portland, Oregon. After the talented titans clashed, World won a hard-fought game over the United States, 103-101. The World team demonstrated a long and defensively-strong frontline and scored the first 10 points of the game. The United ...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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