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UConn adds top 125 forward Tyler Polley

UConn has had quite a bit of success on the recruiting trail as of late, and landed a third 2017 prospect on Tuesday, as 6′-8″ combo forward Tyler Polley of Sagemont (FL) announced his pledged to the Huskies. Polley was previously considering Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Oklahoma State and Dayton, and joins point guard Makai Ashton-Langford and center Josh Carlton in the haul for the Huskies. With athleticism and a quality shot, Polley has the size to contribute at either forward …

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Priority recruit D.J. Harvey picks Notre Dame


The pipeline from DeMatha Catholic (MD) to Notre Dame has been fortuitous as of late, and it continued on Tuesday night. Top 30 wing D.J. Harvey of the aforementioned DeMatha Catholic (MD), who was arguably the top 2017 prospect being pursued by the Fighting Irish, announced for Notre Dame. Harvey picked Notre Dame over Alabama (where he recently visited), along with Connecticut and Texas. For most of high school, Harvey was a top 10 prospect …

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Top 5 senior Wendell Carter down to four


6′-10″ center Wendell Carter Jr., the No. 4 prospect in the country in the 2017 class, trimmed his list to four programs on Tuesday. Carter set Harvard, Duke, Georgia and Georgia Tech as his finalists. Carter has already officially visited Harvard, and the Crimson along with Duke are considered to be strongest positioned in Carter’s recruitment, with the Blue Devils arguably the favorite. In-state programs Georgia and Georgia Tech are also hanging tough for the Pace …

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Top 50 guard Ethan Thompson to Oregon State


6′-4″ shooting guard Ethan Thompson of Bishop Montgomery (CA) will join his assistant coach father and older brother at Oregon State, having committed on Monday. Before deciding on a family affair in Corvallis, Ethan Thompson reportedly also considered his father’s alma mater, Syracuse, and Stanford. Thompson is the No. 51 prospect nationally in the 2017 class, and could be underrated at that ranking. He’s played in one of California’s top high school programs at Bishop Montgomery, …

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G’ Tech lands pure point guard Jose Alvarado


Georgia Tech added their potential point guard of the future on Thursday, as 6′-1″ prospect Jose Alvarado of Christ the King (NY) picked the Yellow Jackets over local programs Seton Hall and Rutgers. Alvarado is the first pledge for new Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner, and comes at perhaps the biggest area of need for the Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech landing a point guard from New York City may evoke memories back to Kenny Anderson or …

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Blue chip forward Jaren Jackson commits to Michigan State


Michigan State got on the board in the 2017 recruiting cycle in a major way on Thursday, securing a verbal commitment from 6′-10″ power forward Jaren Jackson of La Lumiere (IN), the No. 26 prospect in the class nationally. Jackson made the USA Basketball team over the summer and is one of the fastest rising players in the 2017 class. He had a bevy of other scholarship offers, including tenders from Purdue, Maryland, Georgetown and many …

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Top 75 forward Savion Flagg to Texas A&M


Alvin (TX) wing forward Savion Flagg, currently ranked as the No. 60 prospect in the country, committed to Texas A&M on Wednesday. Flagg is supremely athletic and has a great physical base with which to go forward. He joins two other natives of Texas, dynamic guard T.J. Starks of Lancaster (TX) and Isiah Jasey, a big man currently at Sunrise Christian (TX). In early August, Flagg announced he was considering the Aggies, along with Texas, Northwestern, Oregon, Miami, Florida, …

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Marquette shores up interior with Theo John


With a solid group of backcourt prospects on their roster, it’s clear going forward Marquette needs to add some interior talent to assure future rosters are balanced. They made a key step in that direction Tuesday, as they plucked Theo John from Minnesota to hold down their paint. John has good size and strength and could start as a sophomore for Marquette, depending on how things shake out. He joins fellow big man Ike Eke in the class …

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Top 75 incoming junior Tyler Herro pledges to Wisconsin


Greg Gard hasn’t been at the helm as the head coach at Wisconsin long, but he has still found time to make a strong impact on the recruiting trail. That trend continued Monday, as Wisconsin landed a pledge from a Top 75 national prospect in the 2018 class, shooting guard Tyler Herro of Whitnall (WI) Herro has good size at 6′-4″, and had a tremendous spring and summer that saw his profile increase nationally. He’s the …

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Rising lead guard Isaiah Washington to Minnesota


Minnesota landed a top-100 prospect at one of their absolute most areas of need on Sunday, scoring a commitment from 6′-1″ point guard Isaiah Washington of St. Raymond (NY) Washington blew up in the Elite 24 game after a good summer and was quickly rising up the charts at the point guard position by most measurements. Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino needs to grab some talent as he’s already being named on “hot seat” lists and …

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Touted in-state guard Nick Weatherspoon picks Mississippi State


One of the finest guards in the country, 6′-3″ combo guard Nick Weatherspoon, of Velma Jackson (MS) came off the board on Sunday, picking Mississippi State. Weatherspoon blew up over the summer, accumulating offers from the likes of Kansas, Louisville, North Carolina and others. Head coach Ben Howland has done a great job landing prospects in his backyard, and Weatherspoon, who joins his brother Quindarry on the roster, continues that trend. Well-suited as a new age …

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Top 125 center Luka Garza to Iowa


An Iowa team which looks relatively thin in the post for the 2016-2017 campaign added a key big man to bolster the paint from 2017 and beyond on Saturday. 6′-10″ center Luka Garza of Maret School (DC) committed to the Hawkeyes. Garza joins Connor McCaffrey, an in-state wing and head coach Fran McCaffrey’s son, in the class at Iowa. A true big man at 230 pounds, Garza reportedly averaged 24 points per game as a junior and …

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