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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 28 – Deng Adel

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28. Deng ADEL Height: 6’-7” Weight: 185 Position: SF High School (State): Victory Rock Prep (FL) Club Team (Affiliation): Florida Elite (adidas) Commitment: Louisville Cardinals Breakdown: A terrific athlete that is as dangerous as any wing forward in the class in transition, Adel popped for Louisville in mid-July. A native of Sudan who also lived in Australia, Adel is currently testing his game against a high-quality high school schedule in Florida. Adel already shows the ... Read More »

Texas A&M achieves elite status for ’15 with Elijah Thomas

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Things can and do change quickly on the college basketball trail and 6′-9″ center Elijah Thomas of Lancaster (TX) may be a case in point of that. Just last week, Oklahoma State and Illinois were believed to be frontrunners in landing Thomas for college. When Thomas’ friend Admon Gilder picked Texas A&M last week, the Aggies begin generating many rumbles in Thomas’ recruitment, and on Tuesday, Thomas verbally committed to Texas A&M at a press conference. The addition ... Read More »

Virginia and Memphis add top 100 junior guards

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On a busy Monday of high-major college basketball programs accepting verbal commitments, the Virginia Cavaliers and Memphis Tigers each accepted their second pledge in the 2016 recruiting cycle, taking an eye towards the future with current high school juniors. Both Kyle Guy and Randall Broddie made their way to Virginia and Memphis midnight madness events over the weekend, and followed with a commitment to each respective school. Guy looks like a perfect fit for head coach Tony Bennett’s ... Read More »

Maryland strikes with weekend visitor Jaylen Brantley

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The Maryland Terrapins are on the board in the 2015 recruiting cycle, as they snagged a verbal commitment from 5′-10″ point guard Jaylen Brantley, a weekend visitor to their Midnight Madness event. Brantley started college at Marshall, but did not play there and transferred to Odessa College (TX) for his upcoming freshman season. Brantley will fill a key role for the Terrapins when he hits campus, as the only point guard on the 2014-2015 roster is ... Read More »

Daily double shores up Washington’s post play

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Post play has been a bit of a question mark for the Washington Huskies basketball program, and it’s fair to say the question was addressed by the coaching staff on Monday, as Washington added verbal commitments from two prospects. Junior college center Malik Dime picked Washington over Iowa State, and prep school power forward Devenir Duruisseau also announced his pledge. The Washington Huskies recruiting class has now swollen to six members expected to sign next month, and ... Read More »

Florida keeps Keith Stone in state

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For quite awhile, it seemed very likely that 6′-7″forward Keith Stone of Zion Lutheran (FL) would commit to Florida after he made his official visit. On Monday, that was fulfilled, as Stone announced his verbal commitment to the Gators as a member of the 2015 class. The addition of Stone gives Florida four pledges in the 2015 recruiting cycle, as he joins fellow frontcourt players Noah Dickerson and Kevarrius Hayes, as well as combo guard KeVaughn Allen. As Dickerson and ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 29 – Perry “P.J.” Dozier

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29. Perry “P.J.” DOZIER Height: 6′-6″ Weight: 185 Position: SG High School (State): Spring Valley (SC) Club Team (Affiliation): Upward Stars Breakdown: An ACL injury may have slowed Dozier’s exposure to scouts nationally as he missed his junior season of high school, but wise college basketball programs never strayed from their pursuit of his college basketball services. At the beginning of August, Dozier named his five official visits, which included North Carolina, Louisville, Georgetown, Michigan and ... Read More »

College Basketball Recruitcast: October 19, 2014

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Welcome to the College Basketball Recruitcast, hosted by Kellon Hassenstab of Hoopniks.com, for October 19, 2014. The College Basketball Recruitcast is a podcast covering national college basketball recruiting. Items mentioned: Sports Illustrated has projected the top 50 incoming freshmen, in terms of production on the hardwood. We breakdown our thoughts on the top 10 players list. A look at the Midnight Madness events across the country, including the tremendous talent at Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness. ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 30 – Donovan Mitchell

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30. Donovan MITCHELL Height: 6’-3” Weight: 180 Position: SG High School (State): Brewster Academy (NH) Club Team (Affiliation): The City (Under Armour) Commitment: Louisville Cardinals Breakdown: Mitchell was unquestionably one of the summer’s fastest rising prospects, due to his athleticism and scoring ability. His profile blew up while playing for his grassroots team, The City, a Under Armour sponsored squad, as well in individual showcases like the Reebok Breakout. Mitchell picked up a scholarship offer from ... Read More »

Texas Tech strikes with Fla. guard C.J. Williamson

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The original plan was for 6′-5″ wing C.J. Williamson of Evans (FL) to visit Virginia Tech, and decided between the Hokies and Texas Tech on October 27. That plan changed on Saturday night, as Williamson announced his verbal commitment to head coach Tubby Smith and the Red Raiders. Williamson joins shooting guard Jordan Jackson, the son of Sheryl Swoopes, in the class to date for Texas Tech. Barring attrition, the addition of Jackson and Williamson would seem ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 31 – Malachi Richardson

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31. Malachi RICHARDSON Height: 6’-5” 1/2 Weight: 193 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-11” High School (State): Trenton Catholic (NJ) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Final (Nike) Commitment: Syracuse Orange Breakdown: A cornerstone of top 10 national recruiting class in the 2015 recruiting cycle at Syracuse, Richardson committed to the Orange in December, 2013. Richardson has ideal size for a high-major shooting guard, is a competent shooter, and has exceptional length. His handle and overall skill level should ensure ... Read More »

Skilled forward Kaiser Gates decides on Xavier

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Xavier got on the board with a verbal commitment for 2015 on Thursday, as St. Francis (GA) forward Kaiser Gates picked Xavier over Central Florida and Texas Tech. Gates is a 6′-8″, 190 pound forward with a high skill level and the capability to hit long range shots. As a junior on a strong high school team, Gates scored 14.4 points per game and grabbed 10 rebounds. Considered a well-rounded offensive player, Gates can potentially be ... Read More »