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2014 National Prep Showcase – Friday recap

Each year the National Prep Showcase is the first premier event in the high school basketball season. A three day tournament held at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, CT brings many of the top prep powers nationally together. College coaches gather in hope of finding an unknown prospect and talented players try to get that ...
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Conference Catch-up: Big 12

Best Player: Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State Best Potential: Kerwin Roach, Texas Best Scorer: Eric Davis, Texas Best Shooter: Kerwin Roach, Texas Best Rebounder: Esa Ahmad, West Virginia Best Passer: Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State Best Defender: Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State Best Glue Guy: Jake Lindsey, Baylor Best Athlete: Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State 1. Texas Longhorns Eric Davis...
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Conference Catch-up: Big East

Best Player: Henry Ellenson, Marquette Best Potential: Henry Ellenson, Marquette Best Scorer: Jalen Brunson, Villanova Best Shooter: Sean McDermott, Butler Best Rebounder: Alex Owens, Providence Best Passer: Jalen Brunson, Villanova Best Defender: Haanif Cheatham, Marquette Best Glue Guy: Kaiser Gates, Xavier Best Athlete: Haanif Cheatham, Marquette 1. Marquette Golden Eagles...
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Four touted 2016 prospects come off the board

The majority of the top talent in the 2015 class is signed with their college of choice now, and depth in the 2016 class also dropped significantly in recent days, as three top 100 players verbally committed, and fourth member of the class reclassified and joined the 2015 class. Memphis will get Broddie early The ...
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Programs add depth as early period closes

College basketball’s early signing period ended Wednesday, November 19, and many programs added additional depth into their programs as the signing period closed. St. John’s, Georgia and Houston all made notable additions to help their programs going forward. St. John’s missed out on a big prize when Isaiah Briscoe opted for Kentucky over the Red Storm ...
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College Basketball Recruitcast: November 16, 2014

Recapping college basketball’s early signing period action from Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. South Carolina, UNLV, Kentucky, and VCU all landed top 100 players in recent days and Kentucky actually scored two players ranked in our top 15 prospects in the 2015 class to take their recruiting class to No. 2 overall. Three West Coast 2016 prospects are ...
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Conference Catch-up: ACC

Best Player: Chase Jeter, Duke Best Potential: Chase Jeter, Duke  Best Scorer: Dwayne Bacon, Florida State Best Shooter: Luke Kennard, Duke Best Rebounder: Moustapaha Diagne, Syracuse Best Passer: Justin Robinson, Virginia Tech Best Defender: Moustapha Diagne, Syracuse Best Glue Guy: Chris Clarke, Virginia Tech Best Athlete: Malik Beasley, Florida State 1. Louisville Cardinals...
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Conference Catch-up: American Athletic

Best Player: Jalen Adams, Connecticut Best Potential: Dedric Lawson, Memphis Best Scorer: K.J. Lawson, Memphis Best Shooter: Trey Lowe, Temple Best Rebounder: Steven Enoch, Connectict Best Passer: Sedric Barefield, SMU Best Defender: Tacko Fall, Central Florida Best Glue Guy: Jacob Evans, Cincinnati Best Athlete: Jalen Adams, Connecticut 1. Memphis Tigers K.J. Lawson | 6...
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Auburn adds another during quiet Friday of signing period

After the fireworks involved in four top 100 prospects declaring their intentions on Thursday, Friday was a quiet day during the early signing period. Auburn adds former Charlotte commit The Auburn Tigers recruiting class somewhat surprisingly jumped to six members on Friday, as 6′-2″ guard Bryce Brown of Tucker (GA) signed a letter of intent. Brown was ...
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Top High School Tournaments for the 2014-2015 Season

The following is an except from the FREE 2014 National High School Basketball Preview publication, published by Hoopniks.com. Download your copy of the 2014 National High School Basketball Preview publication using the button below this paragraph. The publication includes the Terrific 30 High School Rankings, Top 5 Post Graduate teams, Top 100 Seniors, Best Tournaments and ...
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Kentucky, VCU win big on Thursday during signing period

After a relatively quiet open to college basketball’s early signing period on Wednesday, Thursday provided fireworks in the form of four top-100 players announcing their verbal commitments. The quartet of top prospects coming off the board leaves only 16 players remaining uncommitted in top 100 rankings. As the dust settled, the Kentucky Wildcats and VCU ...
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Dozier headlines quiet start to signing period

Wednesday was the opening day to college basketball’s early signing period, and things went relatively according to status quo, though there is some intrigue expected for the second day of the signing period, Thursday, with ESPN’s planned basketball recruiting television special. The South Carolina Gamecocks were the big winners on Wednesday, keeping versatile combo guard P...
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Welcome Newcomers – Ohio State’s 2014 recruiting class

The following is an excerpt from the 2014 College Basketball Newcomers Guide, written and published by Kellon Hassenstab of Hoopniks.com. For breakdowns of the top 100 incoming high school recruits, junior college standouts and a look at every men’s D-1 recruiting class nationally, purchase the book in paperback, Kindle (only $2.99!) or Nook format! D’Angelo Russell | ...
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Junior point guard Payton Pritchard set for commit

The spotlight is on class of 2015 prospects that are signing letters of intent with their college basketball programs of choice this week, but at least one underclassmen recruit, junior point guard Payton Pritchard of West Linn (OR), is also set to come off the board, according to a report on OregonLive.com. A heady and skilled ...
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UNC lands first ’15 recruit, Luke Maye

After having missed out on all the elite post prospects they targeted in the 2015 class, North Carolina landed their first verbal commitment of the 2015 recruiting cycle on Monday, striking with 6′-8″ in-state power forward Luke Maye of Hough (NC). Maye announced his verbal commitment to the Tar Heels via his Twitter account. Maye ...
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2014 Pre-Season Top 5 Post-Graduate Rankings

The following is an except from the FREE 2014 National High School Basketball Preview publication, published by Hoopniks.com. Download your copy of the 2014 High School Basketball Preview publication using the button below this paragraph. The publication includes the Terrific 30 High School Rankings, Top 5 Post Graduate teams, Top 100 Seniors, Best Tournaments and Events ...
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2014 Pre-Season Terrific 30 High School Rankings

The following is an except from the FREE 2014 National High School Basketball Preview publication, published by Hoopniks.com. Download your copy of the 2014 National High School Basketball Preview publication using the button below this paragraph. The publication includes the Terrific 30 High School Rankings, Top 5 Post Graduate teams, Top 100 Seniors, Best Tournaments and ...
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Welcome Newcomers – North Carolina’s 2014 recruiting class

The following is an excerpt from the 2014 College Basketball Newcomers Guide, written and published by Kellon Hassenstab of Hoopniks.com. For breakdowns of the top 100 incoming high school recruits, junior college standouts and a look at every men’s D-1 recruiting class nationally, purchase the book in paperback, Kindle (only $2.99!) or Nook format! Joel Berry ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 1 – Ben Simmons

1. Ben SIMMONS Height: 6’-8” Weight: 225 Position: PF High School (State): Montverde Academy (FL) Club Team (Affiliation): E1T1 (Nike) Commitment: LSU Tigers Breakdown: From a largely unknown entrant into the 2012 Pangos All-American camp to the No. 1 overall rank in the 2015 class, Simmons has made a meteoric rise, which has typically been marked by ...
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College Basketball Recruitcast: November 9, 2014

Two top 100 recruits from South Carolina, Perry Dozier and Tevin Mack are expected to verbally commit and sign during the early signing period, which starts on Wednesday. Top 100 senior Chris Clarke flipped his verbal commitment from Tennessee to Virginia Tech this week. Rutgers landed two recruits from the post-graduate powerhouse at Hargrave Military ...
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Rutgers doubles up on Hargrave pledges

In a matter of days, Rutgers has doubled up on pledges from Hargrave Military Academy (VA), one of the top post-graduate basketball programs in the country. The Scarlet Knights nabbed 6′-6″ forward KeJuan Johnson earlier in the week, and followed up on Sunday with a commitment from 6′-3″ guard Justin Goode. Johnson and Goode join a previous ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 2 – Jaylen Brown

2. Jaylen BROWN Height: 6’-7” Weight: 220 Position: SF Wingspan: 6′-11 1/2″ High School (State): Wheeler (GA) Club Team (Affiliation): Game Elite (adidas) Breakdown: Always regarded as a high-potential prospect, the spring and summer of 2014 saw Jaylen Brown’s transition nearly complete itself from prospect to player, as he dominated at several events and still ...
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Welcome Newcomers – UNLV’s 2014 recruiting class

The following is an excerpt from the 2014 College Basketball Newcomers Guide, written and published by Kellon Hassenstab of Hoopniks.com. For breakdowns of the top 100 incoming high school recruits, junior college standouts and a look at every men’s D-1 recruiting class nationally, purchase the book in paperback, Kindle (only $2.99!) or Nook format!  Jordan Cornish ...
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Center Gligorije Rakocevic becomes fifth pledge for Oregon State

Oregon State now has a fifth recruit in their 2015 class, Gligorije Rakocevic, a 6′-10″ center. Rakocevic commited to the Beavers on Saturday night, according to multiple reports. Gligorije Rakocevic is a native Serbia that plays at Cantwell-Sacred Heart (CA) as well as in the Earl Watson Elite traveling team program. He averaged 10.6 points as ...
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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 3 – Malik Newman

3. Malik NEWMAN Height: 6’-4” Weight: 180 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-5” 1/2 High School (State): Callaway (MS) Club Team (Affiliation): Jackson Tigers (Nike) Breakdown: The premier backcourt scorer nationally, Newman has scored at will against virtually all foes on the high school and grassroots circuit, as well as internationally. Newman is adept at taking the ...
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