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6′-7″ forward Troy Baxter was considered a borderline top-100 prospect in the 2016 class, and a very promising athlete when he signed with South Florida. Now, Baxter is no longer matriculating to South Florida, according to a Evan Daniels of Scout.com. Daniels reported that Baxter has turned an eye directly towards the West Coast, and is down …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 29, 2016, 2:25 am
The reigning National Champions, Villanova, locked up a second top 100 commit for the 2017 class on Saturday, as 6′-6″ wing Jermaine Samuels announced his pledge to the Wildcats. Samuels picked Villanova over Duke (after landing a recent scholarship offer), Kansas, Indiana, and Georgetown and joins Philly big man Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree in the class to date. Samuels is a …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 27, 2016, 10:21 pm
Duke landed their first verbal commitment for their 2017 recruiting class on Friday, as 6′-6″ wing Alex O’Connell of Milton (GA) announced his pledge to play hoops for the Blue Devils. O’Connell was offered a scholarship by Duke on Wednesday. He currently ranks as the No. 67 prospect nationally in the 2017 class. A good outside shooter with …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 27, 2016, 3:41 am
Two weeks after trimming his list to eleven high-major programs, 6′-8 forward Kris Wilkes (the No. 17 prospect nationally) of North Central (IN) chopped his list even further on Sunday night. Now, only Indiana, Illinois, UCLA, Connecticut and Xavier are the schools left in the mix for Wilkes. A star forward for the UA Indy Hoosiers …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 15, 2016, 3:35 am
One of the premier scorers in the 2017 class nationally, 6′-5″ guard Gary Trent Jr., has five elite college basketball programs among his lists of finalists. The son of former NBA player Gary Trent, Trent Jr. has trimmed his list to a veritable who’s who of programs in Arizona, Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State and UCLA. …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 3, 2016, 2:30 am
Top-30 senior prospect Deng Gak, a 6′-10″ post player from Blair Academy (NJ), named his top five on Monday. Gak, a fast-rising prospect and sought-after big man, announced some of college basketball’s premier programs made the cut for his list. Duke, Kansas, Indiana, Florida and Miami are the finalists for Gak. After a good spring and …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 2, 2016, 3:48 am

Scholarship Grid

Positions2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsFrank Jackson (Fr)Frank Jackson (So)Frank Jackson (Jr)Frank Jackson (Sr)
WingsMatt Jones (Sr)Grayson Allen (Sr)Luke Kennard (Sr)Jayson Tatum (Sr)
Grayson Allen (Jr)Luke Kennard (Jr)Jayson Tatum (Jr)Jack White (Sr)
Luke Kennard (So)Jayson Tatum (So)Jack White (Jr)Alex O'Connell (Jr)
Jayson Tatum (Fr)Jack White (So)Alex O'Connell (So)
Jack White (Fr)Alex O'Connell (Fr)
PostsAmile Jefferson (Sr)Sean Obi (Sr)Chase Jeter (Sr)
Javin DeLaurier (Sr)
Sean Obi (Jr)Chase Jeter (Jr)Antonio Vrankovic (Sr)Harry Giles (S)
Chase Jeter (So)
Antonio Vrankovic (Jr)
Javin DeLaurier (Jr)Marques Bolden (Sr)
Antonio Vrankovic (So)Javin DeLaurier (So)Harry Giles (Jr)
Javin DeLaurier (Fr)Harry Giles (So)Marques Bolden (Jr)
Harry Giles (Fr)Marques Bolden (So)
Marques Bolden (Fr)

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Alex O'Connell6'-6"SFMilton (GA)HSVerbal