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2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 57 – Noah Dickerson

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57. Noah DICKERSON Height: 6’-8” Weight: 244 Position: PF Wingspan: 7’-1” High School (State): Montverde Academy (FL) Club Team (Affiliation): Georgia Stars (Nike) Commitment: Florida Gators Breakdown: Dickerson re-opened his pledge from the Georgetown Hoyas at the beginning of July, and followed up in mid-August by becoming the third prospect in Florida’s 2015 recruiting class. When playing consistently, Dickerson is as physically dominating as any post player in the 2015 class. Dickerson has an array ... Read More »

Elite Wisconsin posts Stone and Ellenson narrow lists

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Two of the top-15 prospects in the 2015 class, big men Diamond Stone of Dominican (WI) and Henry Ellenson of Rice Lake (WI) both narrowed their recruiting lists in recent days. Both prospects played on USA Basketball’s U17 Gold medal winning team, and are focusing on only a few college basketball programs going forward. Stone is one of the most substantial big men in the 2015 class, as he carries 250 pounds on his 6′-10″ frame. In a ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 59 – King McClure

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59. King MCCLURE Height: 6’-3” Weight: 205 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-5” High School (State): Triple AAA Academy (TX) Club Team (Affiliation): Texas Titans (Nike) Commitment: Baylor Bears Breakdown: McClure picked Baylor over Kansas, SMU, Baylor and Arkansas when he announced at the end of April, 2014. McClure has been a standout in the Dallas-area for his three years of high school at Triple AAA Academy, playing for his father Leroy. He averaged 21 points,5 rebounds and ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 60 – Chimezie Metu

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60. Chimezie METU Height: 6’-8” Weight: 215 Position: PF High School (State): Lawndale (CA) Club Team (Affiliation): Oakland Soldiers (Nike) Commitment: USC Trojans Breakdown: During head coach Andy Enfield’s brief tenure, the Trojans have markedly improved on landing prospects from their natural SoCal recruiting base, and Metu follows that trend. Metu, is originally from Nigeria, and has good length. He is actually more skilled than advertised, and can hit shots around the bucket. His frame ... Read More »

Second top-50 weekend commit for Auburn, Horace Spencer

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To say it’s been a big weekend for the Auburn Tigers would be putting it mildly. The Tigers haven’t been to the NCAA tournament since 2003, but presumably new head coach Bruce Pearl has designs on getting back there quicker than most anyone could expect. In a weekend’s time, Pearl came off of his show cause penalty, and promptly landed two top-50 caliber recruits. Wing forward Danjel Purifoy picked the Tigers on Friday, and power forward Horace Spencer followed ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 61 – Damon Wilson

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61. Damon WILSON Height: 6’-5” Weight: 190 Position: PG High School (State): Our Savior New American (NY) Club Team (Affiliation): Game Elite (adidas) Commitment: Pittsburgh Panthers Breakdown: Capable of playing on and off the ball, Wilson was a valuable pledge to Pitt when his verbal commitment was announced last November. Wilson started out high school in Georgia, and then transferred to play in one of the most talented programs in the nation at Our Savior ... Read More »

2014 Elite 24 game recap

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Press Release Team Liberty willed their way to a 127-116 victory over Team Freedom in the 9th Annual Under Armour Elite 24, led by co-MVPs Jaylen Brown (23 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists) and Duke Blue Devils pledge Chase Jeter (17 points, 15 rebounds). Jeter’s performance also cemented his place in Elite 24 history; his 15 rebounds set the record for the highest single-game total since the game’s inception in 2006. Team Freedom was paced by ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 62 – Ted Kapita

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62. Ted KAPITA Height: 6’-9” Weight: 230 Wingspan: 7′-2″ 1/2 Position: PF High School (State): Huntington Prep (WV) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Texas (Nike) Breakdown: A native of Congo, Kapita transferred over the off-season from Florida Air Academy (FL) to Huntington Prep, where he will finish out high school. Broad-shouldered, strong and active, Kapita is nothing less than a grown man on the interior. His length generally allows him to effectively defend both the power forward and center positions ... Read More »

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 »