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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 63 – Brevin Pritzl

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63. Brevin PRITZL Height: 6’-3” Weight: 175 Position: SG High School (State): De Pere (WI) Club Team (Affiliation): Wisconsin Playground Warriors (adidas) Commitment: Wisconsin Badgers Breakdown: A first team all-state standout as a junior, Pritzl made his commitment to the Badgers in May. The first recruit for Wisconsin in the 2015 recruiting cycle, Pritzl also had an offer from in-state Marquette and other high-major programs, before picking the Badgers. Through his junior year of high school, ... Read More »

Minnesota nabs 2nd guard for ’15, Dupree McBrayer

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Minnesota now has two recruits verbally committed for the 2015 recruiting cycle, as shooting guard Dupree McBrayer committed, according to multiple reports. A left-handed scoring guard, McBrayer joins top-100 point guard Kevin Dorsey in the early class for Richard Pitino and his staff. McBrayer has made his college decision, but still needs to announce where he’ll be finishing out high school, as he’s expected to matriculate to a prep school, after playing at The Patrick School (NJ) ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 64 – Marcus Derrickson

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64. Marcus DERRICKSON Height: 6’-8” Weight: 250 Position: PF Wingspan: 7’-1” High School (State): Brewster Academy (NH) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Takeover (Nike) Commitment: Georgetown Hoyas Breakdown: An early pledge to Georgetown (in October, 2013), Derrickson is finishing out high school in arguably the most talented prep school program in the nation at Brewster Academy. Derrickson is seasoned and experienced, having played against elite competition in the WCAC from his freshman through junior years at ... Read More »

Talented power wing Danjel Purifoy to Auburn

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The time frame for the Auburn Tigers to gain success in the SEC seems to be decreasing. With his show cause time served, head coach Bruce Pearl is free to get on the recruiting trail and build Auburn’s program up. Before he could do so, the Tigers landed top-50 talent Danjel Purifoy, a native of Alabama that announced his commitment while at the Elite 24 game in New York. Purifoy played at Bibb County (AL) as ... Read More »

Top-30 prospect Tyler Davis pledges Texas A&M

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The Texas A&M Aggies landed their most highly-touted recruit since DeAndre Jordan in 2007 on Friday, as 6′-9″ center Tyler Davis of Plano West (TX) announced via Twitter he was set for the Aggies. Davis is the first recruit for Texas A&M in the 2015 class. Davis is a top-30 prospect nationally, and played on the Texas Titans AAU team with incoming Texas A&M freshmen Avery Johnson Jr. and Alex Robinson, which gives him a high degree of familiarity with ... Read More »

Touted Texas guards Gilder and Mitchell announce lists

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High school basketball talent in Texas is seemingly off the charts as of late, with an absolute bevy of elite prospects. Two shooting guards in the Lone Star State are among that category, having received attention as potential top-100 prospects this spring and summer, Wendell Mitchell of Rockdale (TX) and Admon Gilder of Madison (TX). Both prospects narrowed their recruiting lists in recent days. Mitchell really rose his profile with his play for the Houston Defenders in the spring, ... Read More »

Mizzou defends its borders to land Kevin Puryear

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After losing out on one of the top in-state prospects earlier in the week, when Jimmy Whitt of Hickman (MO) committed to Arkansas, the Missouri Tigers rebounded on Thursday as they started their 2015 recruiting efforts by landing Whitt’s AAU teammate, 6′-7″ forward Kevin Puryear of Blue Springs South (MO). According to KansasCity.com, Puryear picked the Tigers over Nebraska and Mississippi. As a junior, Puryear poured in 19.2 points per game and grabbed 8.6 rebounds each game. While not ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 65 – Haanif Cheatham

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65. Haanif CHEATHAM Height: 6’-5” Weight: 175 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-6” High School (State): Pembroke Pines Charter (FL) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Florida (Nike) Breakdown: As a junior, Cheatham was named the 6A Player of the Year in Florida, due to averaging 26 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists per game for an 18-6 team. Cheatham narrowed his recruiting list to six programs at the end of June, with Georgia, Marquette, California, Georgetown, Florida State and ... Read More »

Indiana closes out ’14 class with forward Emmitt Holt

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The Indiana Hoosiers finalized their 2014 class by snaring 6′-8″ power forward Emmitt Holt of Webster Schroeder (NY), who announced his verbal commitment to the Hoosiers on Wednesday. Holt was previously expected to do a post-graduate year at Vermont Academy (VT), before the Hoosiers. He had mid-major scholarship offers prior to the Hoosiers seeking him out to shore up their interior depth. The Hoosiers have now landed three lightly regarded post players in the months leading up ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 66 – Tyler Lydon

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66. Tyler LYDON Height: 6’-9” Weight: 200 Position: PF High School (State): New Hampton School (NH) Club Team (Affiliation): Commitment: Syracuse Orange Breakdown: Somewhat of a surprise selection to USA Basketball’s Gold medal winning U18 team, Lydon is a sweet shooting big man. Lydon filled a role of being an outside spot up shooter for the USA squad, hitting 6 of 10 attempts from the 3-point line during the FIBA Americas U18 tournament. It’s reasonable to ... Read More »

Florida State gets its Mann to start ’15 class

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6′-6″ wing Terance Mann of Tilton School (NH), the No. 92 prospect in the 2015 class, announced his commitment to the Florida State Seminoles on Wednesday night. Glad to announce that I have committed to Florida State! Feels great to be a Seminole! #GoNoles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — Terance (@TeranceMann) August 21, 2014 Mann is the first member of the ‘Noles 2015 class, and he picked Florida State over Arizona State, Boston College, Indiana, Marquette and Rhode Island. Many believed ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 67 – Admon Gilder

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67. Admon GILDER Height: 6’-3” Weight: 180 Position: SG High School (State): Madison (TX) Club Team (Affiliation): Dallas Mustangs (Reebok) Breakdown: While not physically imposing, one Gilder gets into the flow of a game, he’s as productive as anyone could ask for on the hardwood. On the court, Gilder led his Madison team to a state championship as a junior, during a 31-3 season in which he pumped in 25.7 points per game. He also grabbed ... Read More »