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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 95 – Rex Pflueger

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95. Rex PFLUEGER Height: 6’-5” Weight: 181 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-4” High School (State): Mater Dei (CA) Club Team (Affiliation): Oakland Soldiers (Nike) Breakdown: At the end of July, Pflueger named a top five list of college basketball programs, including Notre Dame, Texas A&M, California, Washington State and San Diego State as his favorites. Pflueger played a key role on an undefeated state championship team at Mater Dei as a junior, playing alongside of incoming Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson. ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 96 – William Jackson

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96. William JACKSON Height: 6’-4” Weight: 180 Position: PG High School (State): Athens Christian (GA) Club Team (Affiliation): Georgia Stars (Nike) Commitment: Georgia Bulldogs Breakdown: A one-time pledge to UConn, Jackson won’t be leaving Athens, Georgia, for college as he reconsidered and decided on the Bulldogs. A long guard, Jackson has dominated the small school levels of hoops in Georgia, after overcoming an injury. He’s versatile enough to play in both guard slots and has ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 97 – Bryant Crawford

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97. Bryant CRAWFORD Height: 6’-3” 1/2 Weight: 184 Position: PG Wingspan: 6’-6” High School (State): Gonzaga (DC) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Takeover (DC) Breakdown: It’s fair to say high school hoopsl has been a bit of a roller coaster ride for Crawford, who at times has been ranked among the elite point guards in his class, and at other times has struggled find consistency and dealt with injuries. Crawford has been well-schooled in basketball, playing ... Read More »

’15 SG Rex Pflueger names a top 5

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6′-5″ shooting guard Rex Pflueger of Mater Dei (CA) named a top five list of college basketball programs on Tuesday, naming Notre Dame, Texas A&M, California, Washington State and San Diego State as his favorites. Pflueger played a key role on an undefeated state championship team at Mater Dei as a junior, playing alongside of incoming Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson. As a result, many consider Pflueger a top-100 prospect nationally in the ’15 class. Pflueger was versatile ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 98 – Chris Clarke

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98. Chris CLARKE Height: 6’-5” Weight: 190 Position: SF High School (State): Cape Henry (VA) Club Team (Affiliation): Boo Williams (Nike) Breakdown: A favorite of  many scouts and recruiting analysts, Clarke knows one level of effort – maximum. He’s a “swiss army knife” of a player that has a motor which has yet to be stalled out on the grassroots circuit. Clarke’s high enthusiasm and energy seems like it would be a fit for a widespread ... Read More »

Rising senior guard Trey Lowe considers a quartet

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After a strong junior season at Ewing (NJ), shooting guard Trey Lowe followed up on his momentum with a solid performance for Team Final, one of the top squads on the Nike circuit. Lowe reportedly averaged 28 points per game as a high school junior, and also scored 10.1 points per game for a loaded Team Final squad. As a result, many regional high-major college basketball programs made Lowe a priority on the recruiting trail. On ... Read More »

Highly touted SG Antonio Blakeney down to 7

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Oak Ridge (FL) shooting guard Antonio Blakeney shot up the charts over the course of the spring and summer, and is now mentioned among the elite prospects nationally in his class. On Monday, Blakeney narrowed his school list to seven contenders, which includes Florida State, Louisville, Missouri, Kentucky, Oregon, LSU, and USC. After Malik Newman and Allonzo Trier, Blakeney may be the third best shooting guard nationally, and a top-15 prospect overall in the 2015 class. He was the ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 99 – Alex Illikainen

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99. Alex ILLIKAINEN Height: 6’-9” Weight: 220 Position: PF High School (State): Brewster Academy (NH) Club Team (Affiliation): Howard Pulley (Nike) Breakdown: After dominating the competition at Grand Rapids (MN), Illikainen has transferred to one of the most prestigious prep school programs in the nation at Brewster Academy, which has produced a bevy of elite prospects lately. Illikainen is a skilled, face-up forward with pick and pop skills. He can take and make mid-range and ... Read More »

Lengthy guard Jermaine Haley picks Washington

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Having three potential top-100 players verbally committed in the ’15 class allowed Washington’s coaches to put the full court press on 6′-6″ Jermaine Haley, a 2016 guard, in July. That attention paid off, as Haley’s AAU coached announced his verbal commitment to the Huskies on Monday. **Announcement** Jermaine Haley, Class of 2016 has committed to the University of Washington! #DriveFam http://t.co/xdbOBR1HRg — Pasha Bains (@DRIVEBasketball) July 28, 2014 Haley is a standout from British Columbia that ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 100 – Damontrae Jefferson

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100. Damontrae JEFFERSON Height: 5’-7” Weight: 150 Position: PG High School (State): Believe Prep (SC) Club Team (Affiliation): Milwaukee Rebels (adidas) Breakdown: Without question one of the most exciting players in the 2015 class nationally, Jefferson thrives on his ability to score the basketball. How his game translates to the next level, though, is another question at this point. Jefferson first burst on the AAU scene and played alongside of incoming UCLA Bruins freshman Kevon ... Read More »

Weekend Recruiting Trail Notebook

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Is Labissiere on Mudiay’s route? In the wake of Emmanuel Mudiay’s jump to China in lieu of NCAA basketball, there’s no question that at least a handful of 2015 prospects and beyond may be considering going overseas, rather than a year or more of college hoops. There’s certainly a major difference between considering making a such a move, and having the option to do so. This week, Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com wrote an interesting article on Evangelical Christian School (TN) ... Read More »

Dennis Smith Jr. is a force in the ’16 class

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Incoming junior point guard Dennis Smith Jr. has been one of the hottest names on the recruiting trail, dominating several events for his travelling squad, Team Loaded. As a result, it was no surprise when he was added to the USA Basketball Developmental National Team roster, and was selected to participate in the U17 training camp. While he didn’t make the cut as the roster was trimmed to 17 players, it’s not due to a lack of ... Read More »