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Top 100 forward Cameron Walker to Stanford

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6′-7″ forward Cameron Walker of Righetti (CA), a top-100 prospect nationally, came off the board on Monday, popping as the second member of Stanford’s 2015 recruiting class. In early May, Walker narrowed his list to Arizona State, California, Colorado, Florida, Harvard, San Diego State, Stanford and UCLA. Many, including Hoopniks.com, considered Walker a lean to California, but their Bay Area rivals won out on Walker in the end. Walker joins wing Marcus Sheffield as early Stanford pledges. Both should provide versatile ... Read More »

Weekend Recruiting Trail Notebook

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SMU will miss out on Mudiay It was announced this week that our No. 2 prospect in the 2014 class nationally, Emmanuel Mudiay of Prime Prep (TX), will be forgoing playing for the SMU Mustangs and instead jump directly into professional basketball, presumably in Europe, to financially support his family. The loss of Mudiay from what was expected to be potentially a top 10 ranked SMU team is a big one, but it should be even more interesting ... Read More »

Raymond Spalding makes hometown pledge to Louisville

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Head coach Rick Pitino is loading up on big men as he prepares his Louisville Cardinals to go to war in the ACC. After landing four players taller than 6′-9″ in their 2014 recruiting class, the Cardinals have a second forward committed for 2015. Raymond Spalding, a 6′-9″ power forward from Trinity (KY), committed to the Cardinals on Sunday according to multiple reports. Spalding, a top-100 prospect, follows on the heels of a pledge last week ... Read More »

Elite ’16 Dedric Lawson follows father to Memphis

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Less than a week after Keelon Lawson was hired as an assistant coach for the Memphis Tigers, the second of his sons have made a verbal commitment to play at Memphis. On Sunday, 6′-8″ power forward Dedric Lawson, an incoming junior expected to play at Arlington Country Day (FL), announced his pledge to the Tigers. Lawson will compete to be ranked as a top-5 recruit nationally in the 2016, and could have had his pick of any ... Read More »

Notre Dame nabs another, Elijah Burns

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish nabbed a second 2015 recruit in a week’s time, as 6′-8″ Elijah Burns of Blair Academy (NJ), made the call, according to multiple reports. Burns joins sweet-shooting wing forward Matt Ryan as the second pledge among incoming seniors. Burns reportedly had a scholarship tender from Boston College and other high-major programs, before popping for the Irish. Burns announced his commitment via his Twitter account. At 220 pounds, Burns has a solid frame ... Read More »

2014 UAA Finals – Friday recap

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After a long day at the Suwanee Sports Academy for the Under Armour Finals, Friday’s action concluded with a bang. First, Net Gain out of Minnesota hit a buzzer beater to upset Jaylen Brown’s highly touted Game Elite squad, and then the Utah Prospects lost on a short fade-away to Earl Watson Elite. Heading into the final day, the semi-finals are set in the 17U age bracket. The South Carolina Raptors face off against Sports U ... Read More »

2014 adidas Unrivaled Camp – Top Performers

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With the first July live period in the books, it’s time to take a look back at the first adidas Unrivaled camp that took place in Chicago, IL. Adidas invited approximately 120 players, many of whom play on the adidas AAU circuit to compete in a camp style atmosphere similar to Nike’s LeBron James Skills Academy. In its camp kickoff at the Quest Multiplex gym in the city’s west side (which also plays host to ... Read More »

Kindle version of College Basketball Newcomers Guide

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For the next 72 hours, the Kindle version of the 2014 College Basketball Newcomers Guide is on sale at Amazon.com! The sale is a “countdown” sale, meaning the book will be almost 60% off for the first 36 hours, and end at approximately 30% off of the regular price of $6.99. The 60% off price is only good for the day and a half so buy it now! With a price of less than a cheeseburger, ... Read More »

Standout small forward Deng Adel to Louisville

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The Louisville Cardinals started their 2015 class on Monday by landing a verbal commitment from 6′-7″ forward Deng Adel, of Victory Rock Prep (FL). Adel is solidly a top 35 player in the 2015 class nationally, and unquestionably one of the top 10 small forwards. The news of Adel’s pledge was reported by multiple recruiting outlets. Adel is reportedly a cousin of current Louisville big man Mangok Mathiang, which was part of the reason that the industry ... Read More »

Weekend Recruiting Trail Notebook

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Going back to Cali’ 6′-6″ wing forward Josh Jackson, currently in the 2016 class, in considered by some to be the top prospect nationally in the class. He lead Consortium (MI) to a Class C state championship as a sophomore, and averaged 28 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists per game. He eschewed more traditional AAU powerhouses in Michigan for the up-start One Nation program, which is affiliated with Under Armour, and has largely dominated after doing ... Read More »

Superb wing Ray Smith will Bear Down

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It’s been a good news, bad news week for 6′-7″ Rekwon “Ray” Smith, a talented 2015 prospect from Las Vegas (NV). On the bad side, Smith tore his ACL at the adidas Unrivaled event in Chicago, but just days later, he committed to the Arizona Wildcats. Smith previously narrowed his substantial list of suitors to nine programs in late June. Smith joins Temecula Valley (CA) combo guard Justin Simon in the class for Arizona, and both are top-15 caliber ... Read More »

Quick point guard Kevin Dorsey picks Minnesota

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The Minnesota Gophers snagged their point guard of the future on Saturday, as 5′-10″ point guard Kevin Dorsey announced his verbal commitment. The quick player from Paul VI (VA) decided on Minnesota over two finalists and Big Ten foes, the Maryland Terrapins and Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Gophers don’t have much in the area of pure point guards, meaning Dorsey could be set for solid playing time as a freshman. He could be ready for such a ... Read More »