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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 17 – Jalen Brunson

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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 seemed as if Illinois, Michigan State or Temple were likely landing spots, but in the end Villanova won out. As ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 18 – Justin Simon

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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 he hits campus in Tucson as a freshman. As a junior in high school, Simon averaged 18 points, 9 rebounds ... Read More »

Purdue pops early guard commit C.J. Walker

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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, while Walker will compete with current freshman P.J. Thompson, also an in-state recruit, for time as a freshman. The precocious Walker ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 19 – Brandon Ingram

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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 lists his local programs, North Carolina, NC State and Duke, along with traditional bluebloods UCLA, Kansas and Kentucky. One of ... Read More »

7′-5″ Tacko Fall sets course for Central Florida

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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 as an upper echelon American Athletic Conference class. Central Florida beat out a cast of suitors which included Georgia Tech, ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 20 – Dwayne Bacon

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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 ways few others in the class are presently. With a well-built frame, athleticism and strength, Bacon can compete right away ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 21 – Luke Kennard

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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 Duke to play college basketball at. Kennard averaged 13.8 points on the Gold medal run, hitting an otherworldly 52 percent ... Read More »

College Basketball Recruitcast: October 26, 2014

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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 Jermaine Haley. Virginia and Memphis snagged verbal commitments from key 2016 guards. The 2014 College Basketball Newcomers Guide is only ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 22 – Deyonta Davis

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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 status of an elite big man nationally. Davis’ stats during a Class A state championship run show his overall dominance, ... Read More »

TCU gets on the board for ’15 with Jalon Miller

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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 for launching 3-point shots, but only connected on 22% of 45 attempts in league play. Assuming the Horned Frogs’ coaching ... Read More »

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

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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 nationally heading in to the early signing period. Davis played on the Texas Titans AAU team with incoming Texas A&M ... Read More »

Legacy recruit gives Wake Forest Childress 2.0

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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 a class of 2016 recruit on Friday night. Childress the younger, a 6′-0″ point guard from Wesleyan Christian (NC), is ... Read More »