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Conference Catch-up: Conference USA


Best Player: Marquez Letecher-Ellis, Rice Best Potential: Ebuka Izundu, Charlotte Best Scorer: Fredrick Edmond, Western Kentucky Best Shooter: Lee Moore, UTEP Best Rebounder: Ebuka Izundu, Charlotte Best Passer: Ahmad Caver, Old Dominion Best Defender: Derric Jean, Louisiana Tech Best Glue Guy: Derric Jean, Louisiana Tech Best Athlete: Jeantal Cylla, Florida Atlantic 1. UTEP Miners Lee Moore | 6′-5″ | SG | Wallace State (AL) Paul Thomas | 6′-8″ | PF | Summer Creek (TX) Christian Romine | 6′-9″ | PF | Mahomet-Seymour (IL) The ... Read More »

Rankings refresh – Class of 2016, Top 50


At this stage in their development, there’s plenty of reason be highly bullish on the development of the elite prospects currently in the class of 2016. As many as four players, including power forward Harry Giles, wing Jayson Tatum, small forward Josh Jackson and post Thon Maker, all could legitimately rank as the No. 1 prospect in the class, with little complaint from most observers. Class of 2016, Top 50 Player Rankings For now, has Giles ranked as the top prospect ... Read More »

Conference Catch-up: Missouri Valley


Best Player: Markis McDuffie, Wichita State Best Potential: Markis McDuffie, Wichita State Best Scorer: Landry Shamet, Wichita State Best Shooter: Billy Wampler, Drake Best Rebounder: Dauoda Ndiaye, Illinois State Best Passer: Keyshawn Evans, Illinois State Best Defender: Tyrone Taylor, Wichita State Best Glue Guy: Bronson Kessinger, Indiana State Best Athlete: Tyrone Taylor, Wichita State 1. Wichita State Shockers Tyrone Taylor | 6′-3″ | SG | Hargrave Military (VA) Landry Shamet | 6′-4″ | SG | Park Hill (MO) Markis McDuffie | 6′-8″ | SF | ... Read More »

Conference Catch-up: West Coast Conference


Best Player: Jesse Wade, Gonzaga Best Potential: Tony Lewis, Santa Clara Best Scorer: Tanner Krebs, Saint Mary’s Best Shooter: Jesse Wade, Gonzaga Best Rebounder: Tony Lewis, Santa Clara Best Passer: Jesse Wade, Gonzaga Best Defender: Bryson Lockley, Santa Clara Best Glue Guy: Kameron Edwards, Pepperdine Best Athlete: Chiir Maker, Portland 1. Gonzaga Bulldogs Jesse Wade | 6′-1″ | PG | Davis (UT) The top recruit in Utah, Jesse Wade, signed with Gonzaga during the early signing period. While Wade is currently a standout in ... Read More »

Junior forward Brendan Bailey picks Arizona State early


Arizona State struck with a quality junior recruit on Sunday night, scoring 6′-7″ wing forward Brendan Bailey of American Fork (UT), who picked the Sun Devils. Bailey is the son of former NBA player Thurl Bailey. Bailey is considered a top 100 recruit due to his ability to hit shots with his length, and defend as well. Bailey’s older sister is on the Arizona State volleyball team, making the Sun Devils a family affair. As a ... Read More »

Conference Catch-up: Atlantic 10


Best Player: Kenny Williams, VCU Best Potential: Tevin Mack, VCU Best Scorer:  Tevin Mack, VCU Best Shooter:  Kenny Williams, VCU Best Rebounder: Nakye Sanders, Duquesne Best Passer:  Lamarr Kimble, Saint Joseph’s Best Defender:  John Crosby, Dayton Best Glue Guy: Jordan Murphy, VCU Best Athlete: LaDarien Griffin, St. Bonaventure 1. VCU Rams Kenny Williams | 6′-3″ | SG | Bird (VA) Tevin Mack | 6′-6″ | SF | Dreher (SC) Jordan Murphy | 6′-7″ | SF | Brennan (TX) VCU cleaned up during the early signing ... Read More »

Conference Catch-up: Mountain West


Best Player: Jeremy Hemsley, San Diego State Best Potential: Derrick Jones, UNLV Best Scorer: Jeremy Hemsley, San Diego State Best Shooter: Anthony Mathis, New Mexico Best Rebounder: Emmanuel Omogbo, Colorado State Best Passer: Austin Conway, Wyoming Best Defender: Brodricks Jones, San Diego State Best Glue Guy: Dane Kuiper, New Mexico Best Athlete: Derrick Jones, UNLV 1. UNLV Rebels Jalen Poyser | 6′-4″ | PG | Orangeville Prep (CAN) Derrick Jones| 6′-6″ | SF | Archbishop Carroll (PA) UNLV has two ... Read More »

Washington strikes with in-state ’16 guard JaQuori McLaughlin


6′-3″ point guard JaQuori McLaughlin of Peninsula (WA), a top 100 player in the 2016 class, picked Washington on Saturday night according to multiple reports, over scholarship offers from Arizona, Washington State, Oregon State and others. McLaughlin was previously committed to Oregon State, under the past coaching staff. Washington also previously had a point guard commit in the 2015 class in Jermaine Haley, a native of British Columbia. Haley and Washington recently parted ways. Washington recently signed a ... Read More »

Conference Catch-up: SEC


Best Player: Ben Simmons, LSU Best Potential: Skal Labissere, Kentucky Best Scorer: Isaiah Briscoe, Kentucky Best Shooter: D.J. Hogg, Texas A&M Best Rebounder: Tyler Davis, Texas A&M Best Passer: P.J. Dozier, South Carolina Best Defender: Jimmy Whitt, Arkansas Best Glue Guy: Charles Matthews, Kentucky Best Athlete: Nu Williams, Auburn 1. Kentucky Wildcats Isaiah Briscoe | 6′-3″ | PG | Roselle Catholic (NJ) Charles Matthews | 6′-6″ | SG | St. Rita (IL) Skal Labissiere | 6′-10″ | C | Lausanne Collegiate (TN) At virtually any ... Read More »

College Basketball Recruitcast: November 23, 2014


Catch up with all the signings each high-major program garnered during the early signing period, with AAC, ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac 12, and SEC conference recruiting breakdowns. We breakdown the top 3 recruiting classes in each high major conference as well as the superlative players signed to hit each conference. The 2014 College Basketball Newcomers Guide is only $2.99 at, for the Kindle Version! Please subscribe to the College Basketball Recruitcast ... Read More »

Conference Catch-up: Pac-12


Best Player: Allonzo Trier, Arizona Best Potential: Ray Smith, Arizona Best Scorer: Allonzo Trier, Arizona Best Shooter: Bennie Boatwright, USC Best Rebounder: Marquese Chriss, Washington Best Passer: Kendall Small, Oregon Best Defender: Marquese Chriss, Washington Best Glue Guy: Tres Tinkle, Oregon State Best Athlete: Ray Smith, Arizona 1. Arizona Wildcats Allonzo Trier | 6′-4″ | SG | Findlay Prep (NV) Justin Simon | 6′-5″ | PG | Brewster Academy (NH) Ray Smith | 6′-7″ | SF | Las Vegas (NV) ... Read More »

Conference Catch-up: Big Ten


Best Player: Deyonta Davis, Michigan State Best Potential: Deyonta Davis, Michigan State Best Scorer: Jalen Coleman-Lands, Illinois Best Shooter: Brevin Pritzl, Wisconsin Best Rebounder: Deyonta Davis, Michigan State Best Passer: Mickey Mitchell, Ohio State Best Defender: Daniel Giddens, Ohio State Best Glue Guy: D.J. Williams, Illinois Best Athlete: Corey Sanders, Rutgers 1. Ohio State Buckeyes A.J. Harris | 5′-10″ | PG | Dunbar (OH) Austin Grandstaff | 6′-4″ | SG | Rockwall (TX) Mickey Mitchell | 6′-7″ | SF | Plano West (TX) Daniel ... Read More »