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Conference Recruiting Update: Southern Conference

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Chattanooga Mocs Jacolby Mobley | 5′-10″ | PG | East Mississippi CC (MS)| Brandon Maxwell | 6′-1″ | PG | Orlando Christian Prep (FL)| Shaquille Preston | 6′-3″ | SG | East Jefferson (LA)| Anthony Ethridge | 6′-5″ | SF | South Georgia Tech (GA)| The Mocs will have a new look for the 2014-2015 season, bringing in four new recruits and two transfers from D-1 programs. Head coach Will Wade was efficient in his first early signing period ... Read More »

Conference Recruiting Update: Big Sky

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Eastern Washington Eagles Will Ferris | 6′-1″ | PG | Newport (WA)| Kyle Reid | 6′-7″ | PF | LA Trade Tech (CA)| With an experienced crew expected to return, it isn’t as if Eastern Washington needed a huge 2014 recruiting class. They picked their spots, and signed two newcomers to fill open scholarship slots. Junior college transfer Kyle Reid had a big year as a sophomore in junior college, averaging 14.8 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. He ... Read More »

Conference Recruiting Update: Ohio Valley

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Austin Peay Governors Chris Porter-Bunton | 6′-4″ | SG | Warren Central (KY)| Domas Budrys | 6′-4″ | SG | Parkview Christian (NE)| Josh Robinson | 6′-4″ | SG | Saint Mary’s (MO)| Assane Diop | 6′-8″ | PF | Cloud County CC (KS)| After signing a sole incoming recruit during the early signing period, the Govs were active in inking three players during the regular signing period. It’s a class with international flavor, as two of the four signees ... Read More »

Michigan pops Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman on visit

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The departures of Glenn Robinson and Nik Stauskas to the NBA have left several open roster slots going into next season for the Michigan Wolverines. With two ’14 prospects on campus for weekend visits, wings Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Aubrey Dawkins, it stood to reason that Michigan could add another body to their squad. Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman announced his commitment on Saturday to Michigan, via his Twitter account, A four-time All-State pick, Muhammad Ali Abdur-Rahkman was a standout at Central Catholic (PA), and averaged ... Read More »

Indiana adds under the radar 7-footer

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When 7′-0″ center Jeremiah April of Westwind Prep (AZ) announced on Friday night that he committed to the Indiana Hoosiers, a common reaction among Indiana fans might have been to ask exactly who is April is. While it was well known that the Hoosiers wanted to add a big man to the other three members of their ’14 class, it wasn’t clear exactly who it would be. In terms of high-major recruits headed into the Big Ten, April is ... Read More »

JC National Champ Johnny Zuppardo is a Bulldog

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The Mississippi State Bulldogs announced they signed interior junior college standout Johnny Zuppardo. Zuppardo starred for Jones County JC (MS), which won the NJCAA National Championship. Zuppards averaged 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds on the season. In a release, Jones County JC head coach Jay Lander said,“I think Mississippi State is getting a real steal. He’s a pleasure to coach, and he gives you everything you want from an athlete. He’s a 6-9 player that can ... Read More »

Standout Euro Domantas Sabonis signs with Gonzaga

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The Gonzaga Bulldogs notched easily one of the most intriguing signings during college basketball’s early signing period on Thursday, as 6′-10″ Domantas Sabonis, who is currently playing for a professional team in Spain, signed a letter of intent for Gonzaga. Sabonis is the son of long-time Portland Trail Blazers center Arvydas Sabonis, and still only 17 years old. At 210 pounds now, he’ll turn 18 in May. Head coach Mark Few of Gonzaga said, regarding signing Sabonis: Domas ... Read More »

Elite junior post Chase Jeter lists six

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6′-10″ post Chase Jeter, considered by many to be a top-25 caliber prospect in the 2015 class nationally, narrowed his recruiting list to six on Thursday. The talented big man from Bishop Gorman (NV) announced that the Duke Blue Devils, UCLA Bruins, UNLV Running Rebels, Oregon Ducks, Arizona Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks were the finalists for his services. Jeter also noted that he is “planning a commitment before July.” Of note, he took a trip to ... Read More »

Class of 2014: Top 25 Impact JUCOs

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The proliferation of prep schools has perhaps diminished the notoriety of being an elite junior college basketball recruit. Still, there are plenty of high major programs that harvest the top prospects at the two-year level each recruiting cycle. The following list of 25 potential impact junior college players is alphabetical only, and no doubt not inclusive to many other potentially impactful prospects. Kadeem Allen | 6′-3″ | 180 | SG | Hutchinson (KS) | Arizona A ... Read More »

Conference Recruiting Update: Patriot League

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American Eagles Alex Paquin | 6′-0″ | PG | Champlain St. Lambert (CAN)| George Langberg | 6′-5″ | SG | The Peddie School (NJ)| The Eagles added a prospect for each guard slot during the ’14 recruiting cycle. Alex Paquin was considered one of the top lead guards in Quebec, as a pass-first game manager. Assistant coach Nate Philippe was hired starting for the 2013 season, and he has deep ties to grassroots basketball in Canada. Given the growth ... Read More »

COMMIT: 2015 SG Franklin Howard to Syracuse

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Syracuse obtained a third verbal commitment from a top-100 prospect on Monday, as 6′-4″ shooting guard Franklin Howard of Paul VI (VA) announced his verbal commitment. The Orange are the only program in the nation with three top-100 juniors at the present time. Howard ranked as the No. 42 prospect nationally in our 2015 rankings, but he missed his entire junior year due to injury. Howard picked Syracuse over numerous other scholarship offers, including from other ... Read More »

Conference Recruiting Update: MAAC

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Canisius Golden Griffins Raven Owen | 5′-11″ | PG | St. Joseph (NJ)| Cassidy Ryan | 6′-5″ | SF | Our Lady of Mount Carmel (CAN)| Jamal Reynolds | 6′-5″ | SG | Mott CC (MI)| The Golden Griffins addressed their backcourt needs with this class, landing a trio of players capable of playing in the backcourt or on the wing. Playing on one of the nation’s top high school teams, lead guard Raven Owen is reportedly a quick ballhandler ... Read More »