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Virginia and Memphis add top 100 junior guards

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On a busy Monday of high-major college basketball programs accepting verbal commitments, the Virginia Cavaliers and Memphis Tigers each accepted their second pledge in the 2016 recruiting cycle, taking an eye towards the future with current high school juniors. Both Kyle Guy and Randall Broddie made their way to Virginia and Memphis midnight madness events over the weekend, and followed with a commitment to each respective school. Guy looks like a perfect fit for head coach Tony Bennett’s ... Read More »

Maryland strikes with weekend visitor Jaylen Brantley

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The Maryland Terrapins are on the board in the 2015 recruiting cycle, as they snagged a verbal commitment from 5′-10″ point guard Jaylen Brantley, a weekend visitor to their Midnight Madness event. Brantley started college at Marshall, but did not play there and transferred to Odessa College (TX) for his upcoming freshman season. Brantley will fill a key role for the Terrapins when he hits campus, as the only point guard on the 2014-2015 roster is ... Read More »

Daily double shores up Washington’s post play

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Post play has been a bit of a question mark for the Washington Huskies basketball program, and it’s fair to say the question was addressed by the coaching staff on Monday, as Washington added verbal commitments from two prospects. Junior college center Malik Dime picked Washington over Iowa State, and prep school power forward Devenir Duruisseau also announced his pledge. The Washington Huskies recruiting class has now swollen to six members expected to sign next month, and ... Read More »

Florida keeps Keith Stone in state

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For quite awhile, it seemed very likely that 6′-7″forward Keith Stone of Zion Lutheran (FL) would commit to Florida after he made his official visit. On Monday, that was fulfilled, as Stone announced his verbal commitment to the Gators as a member of the 2015 class. The addition of Stone gives Florida four pledges in the 2015 recruiting cycle, as he joins fellow frontcourt players Noah Dickerson and Kevarrius Hayes, as well as combo guard KeVaughn Allen. As Dickerson and ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 29 – Perry “P.J.” Dozier

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29. Perry “P.J.” DOZIER Height: 6′-6″ Weight: 185 Position: SG High School (State): Spring Valley (SC) Club Team (Affiliation): Upward Stars Breakdown: An ACL injury may have slowed Dozier’s exposure to scouts nationally as he missed his junior season of high school, but wise college basketball programs never strayed from their pursuit of his college basketball services. At the beginning of August, Dozier named his five official visits, which included North Carolina, Louisville, Georgetown, Michigan and ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 30 – Donovan Mitchell

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30. Donovan MITCHELL Height: 6’-3” Weight: 180 Position: SG High School (State): Brewster Academy (NH) Club Team (Affiliation): The City (Under Armour) Commitment: Louisville Cardinals Breakdown: Mitchell was unquestionably one of the summer’s fastest rising prospects, due to his athleticism and scoring ability. His profile blew up while playing for his grassroots team, The City, a Under Armour sponsored squad, as well in individual showcases like the Reebok Breakout. Mitchell picked up a scholarship offer from ... Read More »

Texas Tech strikes with Fla. guard C.J. Williamson

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The original plan was for 6′-5″ wing C.J. Williamson of Evans (FL) to visit Virginia Tech, and decided between the Hokies and Texas Tech on October 27. That plan changed on Saturday night, as Williamson announced his verbal commitment to head coach Tubby Smith and the Red Raiders. Williamson joins shooting guard Jordan Jackson, the son of Sheryl Swoopes, in the class to date for Texas Tech. Barring attrition, the addition of Jackson and Williamson would seem ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 31 – Malachi Richardson

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31. Malachi RICHARDSON Height: 6’-5” 1/2 Weight: 193 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-11” High School (State): Trenton Catholic (NJ) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Final (Nike) Commitment: Syracuse Orange Breakdown: A cornerstone of top 10 national recruiting class in the 2015 recruiting cycle at Syracuse, Richardson committed to the Orange in December, 2013. Richardson has ideal size for a high-major shooting guard, is a competent shooter, and has exceptional length. His handle and overall skill level should ensure ... Read More »

Skilled forward Kaiser Gates decides on Xavier

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Xavier got on the board with a verbal commitment for 2015 on Thursday, as St. Francis (GA) forward Kaiser Gates picked Xavier over Central Florida and Texas Tech. Gates is a 6′-8″, 190 pound forward with a high skill level and the capability to hit long range shots. As a junior on a strong high school team, Gates scored 14.4 points per game and grabbed 10 rebounds. Considered a well-rounded offensive player, Gates can potentially be ... Read More »

2015 Post-Summer Player Rankings Countdown: 32 – Thomas Bryant

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32. Thomas BRYANT Height: 6’-10” Weight: 230 Position: C Wingspan: 7’-5” High School (State): Huntington Prep (WV) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Scan (Nike) Breakdown: In the midst of an effective transition from a “prospect” to a “player” Bryant could end up as one of the most fearsome big men in a class that has a wealth of such players. Bryant has substantial size, can dominate the block at times, and has fine tuned his motor ... Read More »

Dallas-area dominance for Texas A&M; Admon Gilder commits

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It’s no secret that the Dallas-Fort Worth area produces some of the finest college basketball recruits in the country, in an area almost overflowing with talent. With that said, the talent is usually widely dispersed among many programs that compete in the area, though the 2015 recruiting cycle has had a clear winner, Texas A&M. The Aggies landed Madison (TX) guard Admon Gilder on Thursday, a top 100 prospect to join two other top 50 Dallas ... Read More »

SMU goes north to land Oklahoma guard Shake Milton

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6′-5″ guard Malik “Shake” Milton, the No. 85 prospect nationally, announced a verbal commitment to SMU on Wednesday, picking the Mustangs over Oklahoma and Indiana. Milton had a banner junior season at Owasso (OK) which saw him earn recognition as a rare Gatorade Player of the Year as an underclassmen. He exploded to averaged 28 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists during his junior campaign. Boasting an almost 7-foot wing span on his frame and having the ability to ... Read More »