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Elite wing forward Brandon Ingram names six favorites

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6′-8″ forward Brandon Ingram of Kinston (NC) has established himself as one of the elite prospects nationally over the course of the spring and summer. To no surprise, many of the nation’s elite college basketball programs have heavily pushed to land Ingram, but only six finalists were named when Ingram released his list on Sunday night. Duke, where Ingram has already officially visited, along with North Carolina, NC State, UCLA, Kansas and Kentucky are all ... Read More »

Kansas State keeps formidable forward Dean Wade home

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One of the fastest rising players in July was 6′-9″ power forward Dean Wade of St. John (KS). Wade went from being relatively unknown nationally, to just outside to the top-100 players in the nation, according to Rivals.com. On Sunday, Wade announced he’ll be staying in the Sunflower State for college, as he announced his verbal commitment to Kansas State over Wichita State, Creighton and others. Since taking over as head coach at Kansas State, Bruce ... Read More »

Top 75 guard Glynn Watson commits to Nebraska

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Nebraska landed the first top 100 incoming freshman product in head coach Tim Miles’ tenure for the Cornhuskers, as 6′-0″ point guard Glynn Watson announced his commitment. Watson, ranked the No. 76 prospect in the nation by Hoopniks.com, picked Nebraska over Tennessee and Creighton. He’s the second member in Nebraska’s 2015 recruiting haul, joining frontcourt player Michael Jacobson.  Another top-100 talent is set to debut when Watson hits campus, as Kansas transfer Andrew White, who was a near top-5o ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 53 – Marquese Chriss

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53. Marquese CHRISS Height: 6’-7” Weight: 200 Position: PF High School (State): Pleasant Grove (CA) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Superstar (Under Armour) Commitment: Washington Huskies Breakdown: When USA Basketball announced their roster for a U18 national team, perhaps one name was the most surprising on the try-out roster, Chriss. Simply put, USA Basketball is known for well-vetted evaluation and talented rosters at the youth level, so the inclusion of Chriss was an affirmation of his talent level. ... Read More »

Incoming sophomore Connor McCaffrey picks Iowa

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Though he has just one season of high school basketball at Iowa City West (IA) under his belt, incoming sophomore Connor McCaffrey has already made his college decision. His grassroots team, the Iowa Barnstormers, announced McCaffrey committed to his father Fran McCaffrey, the head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday night. According to TheGazette.com, Connor McCaffrey averaged 6.4 points and 2.3 rebounds per game during his initial high school campaign, and also dished 128 assists. McCaffrey ... Read More »

Tennessee lands first ’15 recruit, Admiral Schofield

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Donnie Tyndall didn’t have much time to secure his 2014 class after taking over the Tennessee Volunteers program in the spring, so his ’15 effort will help show the direction he expects to take the program. 6′-6″ combo forward Admiral Schofield of Zion-Benton (IL) became the first recruit to volunteer to join Tyndall’s effort on Sunday. Schofield announced his commitment to Tennessee via his Twitter account, while attending Tennessee’s elite camp. He reportedly had a successful ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 54 – KeVaughn Allen

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54. KeVaughn ALLEN Height: 6’-2” 1/2 Weight: 176 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-5” High School (State): North Little Rock (AR) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Penny (Nike) Commitment: Florida Gators Breakdown: The Gators are off to the races in the 2015 recruiting cycle, and Allen of North Little Rock was the second commit in the class. Allen had a tremendous junior season, as he was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Arkansas. He averaged 21.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.7 ... Read More »

Auburn continues impressive recruiting with a “New” guard

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Any doubts about how head coach Bruce Pearl would recruit coming off of his show-cause penalty are now a mere distant memory. In just over a week’s time after the penalty expired, Auburn has landed five recruits, one for each position going forward. Sunday’s pledge was Nuwr’iyl “New” Williams, a 6′-2″ guard likely to play point guard in college. Williams missed his junior season at Santa Monica (CA) due to an ACL injury, but was pushing ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 55 – Jimmy Whitt

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55. Jimmy WHITT Height: 6’-4” Weight: 190 Position: SG High School (State): Hickman (MO) Club Team (Affiliation): KC Run GMC (Under Armour) Commitment: Arkansas Razorbacks Breakdown: The Missouri Tigers had sought to keep Whitt in-state, but Arkansas landed a dandy when they wrested him away. Razorbacks head coach Mike Anderson established a relationship with Whitt early on, and it paid off even when Anderson’s post change. Whitt’s high school junior year stats demonstrate his versatility, as he scored ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 56 – D.J. Williams

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56. D.J. WILLIAMS Height: 6’-7” Weight: 200 Position: SF Wingspan: 6’-9” High School (State): Simeon (IL) Club Team (Affiliation): Commitment: Illinois Fighting Illini Breakdown: Prior to his junior season at one of the top high school basketball programs in Illinois at Simeon, Williams made a verbal commitment to attend an in-state school, Illinois. As a junior on a loaded team, Williams averaged 10 points and 6 rebounds per game, and reportedly played tremendously at the recent ... Read More »

Providence bolsters backcourt with two guard additions

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The Providence Friars added two commitments in recent days, one for the incoming freshman class, and another for the 2015 recruiting cycle. Providence nabbed 6′-2″ guard Tyree Chambers of Germany, according to a report on BigEastCoastBias.com, as well as 6′-3″ guard Drew Edwards of Calvert Hall (MD). Adding a guard like Chambers this late in the cycle doesn’t bode well for immediate playing time, so Chambers could be more of insurance policy until he learns head coach ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 57 – Noah Dickerson

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57. Noah DICKERSON Height: 6’-8” Weight: 244 Position: PF Wingspan: 7’-1” High School (State): Montverde Academy (FL) Club Team (Affiliation): Georgia Stars (Nike) Commitment: Florida Gators Breakdown: Dickerson re-opened his pledge from the Georgetown Hoyas at the beginning of July, and followed up in mid-August by becoming the third prospect in Florida’s 2015 recruiting class. When playing consistently, Dickerson is as physically dominating as any post player in the 2015 class. Dickerson has an array ... Read More »