Home » Recruiting News

Recruiting News

2016 Player rankings refresh: No. 25, V.J. King


Height: 6′-6″ Weight: 200 Wingspan: 6′-11″ Position: SF High School (State): Paul VI (VA) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Takeover (Nike) Commitment: Louisville Cardinals Our Take: With two Gold medals as a member of USA Basketball’s U17 and U16 national teams, King is an experienced winner to the highest degree. His superior blend of length and athleticism allow him to be a terrific all-around player on the wing. King also plays in a top notch high school program, which should continue to …

Read More »

2015 Early Signing Period Breakdown: Mountain West


Best Player: Justin Jackson, UNLV Best Potential: Justin Jackson, UNLV Best Scorer: Koby McEwen, Utah State Best Shooter: Christian Vital, UNLV Best Rebounder: Jalen McDaniels, San Diego State Best Passer: Devearl Ramsey, Nevada Best Defender: Jaylen Fisher, UNLV Best Glue Guy: Josh Hall, Nevada Best Athlete: Damien Jefferson, New Mexico 1. UNLV Rebels Jaylen Fisher | 6′-2″ | PG | Bolton (TN) Christian Vital | 6′-2″ | SG | St. Thomas More (CT) Carlos Johnson | 6′-4″ | SG | Findlay Prep …

Read More »

2016 Player rankings refresh: No. 24, Dewan Huell


Height: 6′-10″ Weight: 210 Wingspan: 7′-0″ Position: PF High School (State): Norland (FL) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Breakdown (Under Armour) Commitment: Miami Hurricanes Our Take: A tremendously athletic big man, Huell was a major score for Miami to keep close to home. Huell is a great run-and-jump power forward with outstanding size and bounce for his position. It’s clear Huell has plenty of upside, and gaining strength will assist him be more of a force in the paint. While the ACC …

Read More »

2015 Early Signing Period Breakdown: Big 12


Best Player: Kameron McGusty, Oklahoma Best Potential: Emmanuel Malou, Iowa State Best Scorer: Jacob Young, Texas Best Shooter: Thomas Dziagwa, Oklahoma State Best Rebounder: Solomon Young, Iowa State Best Passer: Darrion Strong, Oklahoma Best Defender: Sagaba Konate, West Virginia Best Glue Guy: Chase Harler, West Virginia Best Athlete: Mark Vital, Baylor 1. Oklahoma Sooners Darrion Strong | 6′-2″ | PG | Coffeyville CC (KS) Kameron McGusty | 6′-5″ | SG | Sunrise Christian (KS) Kristian Doolittle | 6′-8″ | PF | Edmond Memorial (OK) Matt …

Read More »

2015 Early Signing Period Breakdown: Big East


Best Player: Omari Spellman, Villanova Best Potential: Omari Spellman, Villanova Best Scorer:  Shamorie Ponds, St. John Best Shooter: Myles Powell, Seton Hall Best Rebounder: Eddie Ediyor, Xavier Best Passer: Jagan Mosley, Georgetown Best Defender: Jagan Mosley, Georgetown Best Glue Guy: Tyrique Jones, Xavier Best Athlete: Tyrique Jones, Xavier 1. Villanova Wildcats Omari Spellman | 6′-8″ | PF | St. Thomas More (CT) Dylan Painter | 6′-10″ | C | Hershey (PA) Head coach Jay Wright and his staff have established a track record …

Read More »

2015 Early Signing Period Breakdown: American Athletic


Best Player: Alterique Gilbert, UConn Best Potential: Juwan Durham, UConn Best Scorer: Jarron Cumberland, Cincinnati Best Shooter:  Corey Henderson, Tulsa Best Rebounder: Mamadou Diarra, UConn Best Passer: Charlie Moore, Memphis Best Defender: Alterique Gilbert, UConn Best Glue Guy: Elijah Hughes, East Carolina Best Athlete: Troy Baxter, South Florida 1. Connecticut Huskies Alterique Gilbert | 6′-1″ | PG | Miller Grove (GA) Vance Jackson | 6′-7″ | SF | Prolific Prep (CA) Juwan Durham | 6′-9″ | PF | Tampa Prep (FL) …

Read More »

2016 Player rankings refresh: No. 23, Omari Spellman


Height: 6′-9″ Weight: 280 Wingspan: 7′-1″ Position: C High School (State): MacDuffie School (PA) Club Team (Affiliation): PSA Cardinals (Nike) Commitment: Villanova Wildcats Our Take: One of the most physical players nationally, Spellman has the ability to be a force to be reckoned with in the Big East. Spellman possesses a tremendous combination of skill (great hands and soft shooting touch) and size but has struggled with conditioning at times over the year. A good rebounder and tough customer in …

Read More »

Creighton goes east to land standout ’17 guard


The Creighton Blue Jays have worked to upgrade their roster since jumping into the Big East from the Missouri Valley Conference, and expanded their recruiting footprint. They made a significant step in that pursuit on Saturday, scoring a verbal commitment from 6′-4″ shooting guard Ty-Shon Alexander of Oak Hill Academy (VA), via North Carolina. Alexander is a brash and competent scorer who is being schooled in perhaps the top basketball academy in the nation. He is …

Read More »

2016 Player rankings refresh: No. 22, Mustapha Heron


Height: 6′-3″ Weight: 200 Wingspan: 6′-8″ Position: SG High School (State): Sacred Heart (CT) Club Team (Affiliation): NY Rens (adidas) Commitment: Auburn Tigers Our Take: After an early commit to Pittsburgh, Heron opened things up and is set to be a centerpiece to the rebuilding effort at Auburn. He’s a strong and versatile guard who boasts the length and strength to also contribute at small forward. Heron has a good motor and can score, though refinement on his long-range …

Read More »

2016 Player rankings refresh: No. 21, Jarrett Allen


Height: 6′-10″ Weight: 225 Wingspan: 7′-4″ Position: C High School (State): St. Stephen’s (TX) Club Team (Affiliation): Texas PRO (adidas) Our Take: A remarkably consistent double-double performer on the adidas Gauntlet series, Allen has a terrific frame on which to forge a consistent high-major paint performer going forward. Allen lacks strength but has the ability to add plenty of bulk in a strength program. He is agile, can defend and rebound, and has soft hands and touch near …

Read More »

Kansas gets on the board for ’16 with AZ big man


The Kansas Jayhawks landed their first verbal commitment for the 2016 recruiting cycle on Saturday, as 6′-9″ power forward Mitch Lightfoot of Gilbert Christian (AZ) announced his pledge. Lightfoot reportedly popped for Kansas over in-state Arizona, along with Pac-12 programs Stanford and Utah, as well as St. John’s. As a junior, Lightfoot was committed to New Mexico. He rates as a borderline top 100 player nationally. Kansas has three senior big men on the roster, and …

Read More »

2016 Player rankings refresh: No. 20, Josh Langford


Height: 6′-6″ Weight: 205 Wingspan: 6′-7″ Position: SG High School (State): Madison Academy (AL) Club Team (Affiliation): Atlanta Celtics (adidas) Commitment: Michigan State Spartans Our Take: A physically mature, powerful guard, bet on Langford making an early impact at Michigan State. A skilled offensive player with an all-around game, Langford can put up a boatload of points in nearly an instant. He’s starred at the high school level since being the Alabama 3A player of the year as an …

Read More »