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Conference Catch-up: Horizon


Top newcomer: Josh McFolley, Detroit – While there’s no clear top player headed into the Horizon at this point, McFolley is a crafty left-handed lead guard who can score and seems like a great fit for the Titans program. Name for the future: Derrik Smits, Valparaiso – The son of a former of NBA player and a true 7-footer with skills, Smits both has the name and game to be a high-profile center in the Horizon as ... Read More »

Tulane pops Chi-town guard Kain Harris


Tulane has the fourth member of its 2015 class locked down, as 6′-4″ shooting guard Karl Harris of St. Rita (IL) announced he committed to the Green Wave after notching a huge victory over Simeon (IL), one of the nation’s best high school teams. Harris joins in-state wing forward Maxwell Starwood in committing to Tulane after the early signing period, in which Tulane inked big forwards Taron Oliver and Blake Paul. Tulane has an solid quartet in play now ... Read More »

Rankings refresh – Class of 2017, Top 20


The 2014 LeBron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas was a more than adequate preview of the abilities of the elite sophomores in the 2017 class nationally. Center DeAndre Ayton and point guard Troy Brown, the heads of the class presently, more than held their own against the elite upperclassmen in the 2015 class nationally. With that in mind, there’s plenty of reason to have high hopes on the long terms potential of this cohort of talented basketball ... Read More »

Conference Catch-up: Mid-American


Best Player: Tahjai Teague, Ball State Best Potential:  Seth Dugan, Western Michigan Best Scorer: Jamir Andrews, Bowling Green Best Shooter: Austin Pauga, Northern Illinois Best Rebounder: Seth Dugan, Western Michigan Best Passer: Jalen Avery, Kent State Best Defender: Emmanuel Olojakpoke, Akron Best Glue Guy: Levi Bradley, Northern Illinois Best Athlete: Malik Hluchoweckyj, Bowling Green Akron Zips Josh Williams | 6′-1″ | PG | St. Vincent-St. Mary (OH) Peter Agba | 6′-6″ | PF | Greensboro Day (NC) Emmanuel Olojakpoke | 6′-8″ | ... Read More »

Boston College gets early ’16 lead guard, Ty Graves


Boston College is facing an extensive, multi-year overhaul of their basketball program and its current roster is heavy on seniors that will need to be replaced. The Eagles nabbed three recruits for 2015 during the early signing period, and also popped high school junior point guard Ty Graves of Montverde Academy (FL) this week. Graves reportedly held scholarship offers from Boston College’s ACC rivals Virginia, Virginia Tech and others. He’s an outstanding pick-up in the ... Read More »

Conference Catch-up: Conference USA


Best Player: Marquez Letecher-Ellis, Rice Best Potential: Ebuka Izundu, Charlotte Best Scorer: Fredrick Edmond, Western Kentucky Best Shooter: Lee Moore, UTEP Best Rebounder: Ebuka Izundu, Charlotte Best Passer: Ahmad Caver, Old Dominion Best Defender: Derric Jean, Louisiana Tech Best Glue Guy: Derric Jean, Louisiana Tech Best Athlete: Jeantal Cylla, Florida Atlantic 1. UTEP Miners Lee Moore | 6′-5″ | SG | Wallace State (AL) Paul Thomas | 6′-8″ | PF | Summer Creek (TX) Christian Romine | 6′-9″ | PF | Mahomet-Seymour (IL) The ... Read More »

Rankings refresh – Class of 2016, Top 50


At this stage in their development, there’s plenty of reason be highly bullish on the development of the elite prospects currently in the class of 2016. As many as four players, including power forward Harry Giles, wing Jayson Tatum, small forward Josh Jackson and post Thon Maker, all could legitimately rank as the No. 1 prospect in the class, with little complaint from most observers. Class of 2016, Top 50 Player Rankings For now, has Giles ranked as the top prospect ... Read More »

Conference Catch-up: Missouri Valley


Best Player: Markis McDuffie, Wichita State Best Potential: Markis McDuffie, Wichita State Best Scorer: Landry Shamet, Wichita State Best Shooter: Billy Wampler, Drake Best Rebounder: Dauoda Ndiaye, Illinois State Best Passer: Keyshawn Evans, Illinois State Best Defender: Tyrone Taylor, Wichita State Best Glue Guy: Bronson Kessinger, Indiana State Best Athlete: Tyrone Taylor, Wichita State 1. Wichita State Shockers Tyrone Taylor | 6′-3″ | SG | Hargrave Military (VA) Landry Shamet | 6′-4″ | SG | Park Hill (MO) Markis McDuffie | 6′-8″ | SF | ... Read More »

Junior forward Brendan Bailey picks Arizona State early


Arizona State struck with a quality junior recruit on Sunday night, scoring 6′-7″ wing forward Brendan Bailey of American Fork (UT), who picked the Sun Devils. Bailey is the son of former NBA player Thurl Bailey. Bailey is considered a top 100 recruit due to his ability to hit shots with his length, and defend as well. Bailey’s older sister is on the Arizona State volleyball team, making the Sun Devils a family affair. As a ... Read More »

Conference Catch-up: Atlantic 10


Best Player: Kenny Williams, VCU Best Potential: Tevin Mack, VCU Best Scorer:  Tevin Mack, VCU Best Shooter:  Kenny Williams, VCU Best Rebounder: Nakye Sanders, Duquesne Best Passer:  Lamarr Kimble, Saint Joseph’s Best Defender:  John Crosby, Dayton Best Glue Guy: Jordan Murphy, VCU Best Athlete: LaDarien Griffin, St. Bonaventure 1. VCU Rams Kenny Williams | 6′-3″ | SG | Bird (VA) Tevin Mack | 6′-6″ | SF | Dreher (SC) Jordan Murphy | 6′-7″ | SF | Brennan (TX) VCU cleaned up during the early signing ... Read More »

Conference Catch-up: Mountain West


Best Player: Jeremy Hemsley, San Diego State Best Potential: Derrick Jones, UNLV Best Scorer: Jeremy Hemsley, San Diego State Best Shooter: Anthony Mathis, New Mexico Best Rebounder: Emmanuel Omogbo, Colorado State Best Passer: Austin Conway, Wyoming Best Defender: Brodricks Jones, San Diego State Best Glue Guy: Dane Kuiper, New Mexico Best Athlete: Derrick Jones, UNLV 1. UNLV Rebels Jalen Poyser | 6′-4″ | PG | Orangeville Prep (CAN) Derrick Jones| 6′-6″ | SF | Archbishop Carroll (PA) UNLV has two ... Read More »

Washington strikes with in-state ’16 guard JaQuori McLaughlin


6′-3″ point guard JaQuori McLaughlin of Peninsula (WA), a top 100 player in the 2016 class, picked Washington on Saturday night according to multiple reports, over scholarship offers from Arizona, Washington State, Oregon State and others. McLaughlin was previously committed to Oregon State, under the past coaching staff. Washington also previously had a point guard commit in the 2015 class in Jermaine Haley, a native of British Columbia. Haley and Washington recently parted ways. Washington recently signed a ... Read More »