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As is often the case in life, the rich got richer in the world of college basketball on Sunday, as the Duke Blue Devils added to a 2016 recruiting class currently ranked as the top in the nation by Hoopniks.com. 6′-8′ power forward Javin DeLaurier, a top-50 prospect from Virginia, announced his pledge to Duke. He …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 28, 2015, 2:04 am
Height: 6’-8” Weight: 200 Position: SF Wingspan: 6’-10” High School (State): Chaminade (MO) Club Team (Affiliation): St. Louis Eagles (Nike) Commitment: Duke Blue Devils Our Take: Against high school competition, Tatum has demonstrated the ability to excel while playing all five positions with success. Especially gifted on the offensive end of the floor, Tatum showcases an old …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 22, 2015, 3:06 am
Height: 6’-10” Weight: 230 Position: PF Wingspan: 7’-3” High School (State): Oak Hill Academy (VA) Club Team (Affiliation): CP3 All-Stars (Nike) Our Take: A prototypical power forward prospect graced with an extraordinary skill level, Giles swapped his high school for his senior year to Oak Hill Academy, which is arguably the premier finishing academy for elite high …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 21, 2015, 11:31 am
Due to perhaps an unprecedented number of reclassifications, it took awhile to put the final stamp on the Class of 2015 Top 100 player rankings. In fact, a check of the top 25 players on the final list indicates 3 prospects were in the Class of 2016 last year around this time. A handful of …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: July 17, 2015, 3:16 pm
After the Kentucky Wildcats held a multiple year stranglehold on the status of having the nation’s No. 1 recruiting class, the Duke Blue Devils appear to be set to reach that achievement for a second year. The reigning national champions all but solidified that status on Monday, garnering a verbal commitment from consensus top 10 …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: April 28, 2015, 12:52 am
Realistically, 7′-0″ center Stephen Zimmerman of Bishop Gorman (NV) could have had his pick of any college basketball program in the nation. In the end, Zimmerman found what he needed close to home, as he announced on Thursday night he’ll stay in Las Vegas, as a pledge to UNLV. Zimmerman is currently ranked as the No. …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: April 17, 2015, 4:03 am

Scholarship Grid

Point GuardsDerryck Thornton (Fr)Derryck Thornton (So)Derryck Thornton (Jr)Derryck Thornton (Sr)
Frank Jackson (Fr)Frank Jackson (So)Frank Jackson (Jr)
WingsMatt Jones (Jr)Matt Jones (Sr)Grayson Allen (Sr)Luke Kennard (Sr)
Grayson Allen (So)Grayson Allen (Jr)Luke Kennard (Jr)Brandon Ingram (Sr)
Luke Kennard (Fr)Luke Kennard (So)Brandon Ingram (Jr)Jayson Tatum (Jr)
Brandon Ingram (Fr)Brandon Ingram (So)Jayson Tatum (So)
Jayson Tatum (Fr)
PostsMarshall Plumlee (Sr)Sean Obi (Jr)Sean Obi (Sr)Chase Jeter (Sr)
Amile Jefferson (Sr)Chase Jeter (So)
Chase Jeter (Jr)
Antonio Vrankovic (Sr)
Sean Obi (So)Antonio Vrankovic (So)Antonio Vrankovic (Jr)Javin DeLaurier (Jr)
Chase Jeter (Fr)
Javin DeLaurier (Fr)Javin DeLaurier (So)
Antonio Vrankovic (Fr)

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2016

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Frank Jackson6'-3"PGLone Peak (UT)HSVerbal
Jayson Tatum6'-9"SFChaminade (MO)HSVerbal
Javin DeLaurier6'-8"PFSt. Anne's-Belfield (VA)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2015

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Luke Kennard6'-5"SGFranklin (OH)HSSigned
Chase Jeter6'-10"CBishop Gorman (NV)HSSigned
Antonio Vrankovic6'-11"CPine Crest (FL)HSSigned
Derryck Thornton6'-1"PGFindlay Prep (NV)HSSigned
Brandon Ingram6'-8"SFKinston (NC)HSSigned

Class of 2014

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Grayson Allen6'-4"SGProvidence (FL)HSSigned
Jahlil Okafor6'-10"CWhitney Young (IL)HSSigned
Tyus Jones6'-2"PGApple Valley (MN)HSSigned
Justise Winslow6'-6"SFSt. John's (TX)HSSigned

Class of 2013

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Matt Jones6'-3"SGDeSoto (TX)HSSigned
Semi Ojeleye6'-6"SFOttawa (KS)HSSigned
Jabari Parker6'-8"PFSimeon (IL)HSSigned

Class of 2012

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Rasheed Sulaimon 6′-4″ SG Strake Jesuit (TX) HS Signee
Amile Jefferson 6′-8″ PF Friends Central (PA) HS Signee

Class of 2011

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Austin Rivers 6′-5″ SG Winter Park (FL) HS Signed
Quinn Cook 6′-1″ PG Oak Hill Academy (VA) HS Signed
Michael Gbinije 6′-6″ SF Benedictine (VA) HS Signed
Marshall Plumlee 7′-0″ C Christ School (NC) HS Signed
Alex Murphy 6′-9″ SF St. Mark’s (MA) HS Signed

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