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Despite playing on an under the radar grassroots team, Snider (IN) big man Malik Williams attracted plenty of attention for Team Legit. As he continues to improve, progress and become more widely known, Williams plenty of upside as a top-50 and improving prospect in the 2017 class nationally. A touted shot-blocker and presence as a 6′-11″ …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: July 26, 2016, 3:04 am
As a reminder, the Hoopniks recruiting class rankings are based on the following criteria: 1) Overall talent 2) Average talent of each player in the class 3) Fit of the class with the projected returning players 4) Positional diversity, i.e. it is better to have players in a variety of positions; a class of a …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: July 25, 2016, 11:47 am
Best Player: Harry Giles, Duke Best Potential: Harry Giles, Duke Best Scorer: Frank Jackson, Duke Best Shooter: Kyle Guy, Virginia Best Rebounder: Javin DeLaurier, Duke Best Passer: Ty Jerome, Virginia Best Defender: Harry Giles, Duke Best Glue Guy: DeAndre Hunter, Virginia Best Athlete: Dennis Smith, NC State 1. Duke Blue Devils Frank Jackson | 6′-3″ | PG | Lone Peak (UT) Jayson Tatum | …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: November 29, 2015, 4:59 pm
Height: 6′-9″ Weight: 230 Position: PF High School (State): High Point Christian (NC) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Loaded (adidas) Our Take: As much as there can be a known quantity in the 2016 class, Adebayo is one. He has the physicality and frame to be a high-level rebounder and finisher near the rim early on in college. Adebayo is a high percentage …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: October 3, 2015, 5:02 pm
Height: 6′-2″ Weight: 180 Wingspan: 6′-3″ Position: PG High School (State): Trinity Christian (NC) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Loaded (adidas) Commitment: NC State Wolfpack Our Take: A plug-and-play point guard for the next level, Smith has the speed, quickness and athleticism to be a rare impact performer in the ACC during his initial season. Smith is currently overcoming …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 27, 2015, 2:50 pm
Best Player: Chase Jeter, Duke Best Potential: Chase Jeter, Duke  Best Scorer: Dwayne Bacon, Florida State Best Shooter: Luke Kennard, Duke Best Rebounder: Moustapaha Diagne, Syracuse Best Passer: Justin Robinson, Virginia Tech Best Defender: Moustapha Diagne, Syracuse Best Glue Guy: Chris Clarke, Virginia Tech Best Athlete: Malik Beasley, Florida State 1. Louisville Cardinals Donovan Mitchell | 6′-4″ | SG …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: November 17, 2014, 12:32 am

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2016

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Dennis Smith6'-2"PGTrinity Christian (NC)HSSigned

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2014

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Caleb Martin6'-6"SFOak Hill Academy (VA)HSSigned
Cody Martin6'-6"SFOak Hill Academy (VA)HSSigned
Abdul Malik Abu6'-7"PFKimball Union (NH)HSSigned

Class of 2013

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Anthony Barber6'-1"PGHampton (VA)HSSigned
Kyle Washington6'-9"PFBrewster Academy (NH)HSSigned
Beejay Anya6'-9"CDeMatha Catholic (MD)HSSigned
Desmond Lee6'-3"SGNew Mexico JC (NM)JCSigned
Lennard Freeman6'-8"PFOak Hill Academy (VA)HSSigned

Class of 2012

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Rodney Purvis 6′-3″ SG Upper Room Christian (NC) HS Signed
Tyler Lewis 5′-11″ PG Oak Hill Academy (VA) HS Signed
TJ Warren 6′-7″ SF Brewster Academy (NH) HS Signed

Class of 2011

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Tyler Harris 6′-7″ SF St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ) HS Signed
JaQawn Raymond 6′-4″ SG Statesboro (GA) HS Signed
Thomas de Thaey 6′-8″ PF Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain) HS Signed


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