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The Kansas Jayhawks landed their first verbal commitment for the 2016 recruiting cycle on Saturday, as 6′-9″ power forward Mitch Lightfoot of Gilbert Christian (AZ) announced his pledge. Lightfoot reportedly popped for Kansas over in-state Arizona, along with Pac-12 programs Stanford and Utah, as well as St. John’s. As a junior, Lightfoot was committed to New …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 25, 2015, 3:19 am
Alabama’s new head coach Avery Johnson continued building his terrific first recruiting class on Wednesday, snaring a verbal commitment from top-75 prospect Braxton Key (formerly Blackwell) of Oak Hill Academy (VA). Key, a 6′-7″ combo forward with great ball skills, joins top-15 prospect Terrance Ferguson, a 6′-7 wing, and 6′-5″ junior college forward Ar’Mond Davis in what is …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 21, 2015, 11:58 pm
Height: 6′-10″ Weight: 254 Wingspan: 7′-4″ Position: C High School (State): DeSoto (TX) Club Team (Affiliation): Pro Skills (Nike) Our Take: A powerful post player with tremendous size, length and bulk, Bolden is a true center who shows the potential to be a “take no prisoners” interior prospect down the road. Despite his prodigious frame, Bolden is mobile …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 18, 2015, 9:07 pm
Height: 6′-4″ Weight: 190 Wingspan: 6′-6″ Position: SG High School (State): Bentonville (AR) Club Team (Affiliation): Arkansas Wings (Nike) Our Take: With arguably as much bounce to the ounce as any high school prospect in the country, Monk is at times unguardable for even the above-average high school foe. Still, there’s an increasing school of thought that …
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 28, 2015, 3:28 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

Scholarship Grid

Point GuardsFrank Mason (Jr)Frank Mason (Sr)Devonte Graham (Sr)
Devonte Graham (So)Devonte Graham (Jr)
WingsBrannen Greene (Jr)Brannen Greene (Sr)
Wayne Selden (Jr)Wayne Selden (Sr)Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Sr)Lagerald Vick (Sr)
Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (So)Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Jr)Lagerald Vick (Jr)
Lagerald Vick (Fr)Lagerald Vick (So)
PostsPerry Ellis (Sr)Dwight Coleby (Sr)Cheick Diallo (Jr)Cheick Diallo (Sr)
Jamari Traylor (Sr)Landen Lucas (Sr)Carlton Bragg (Jr)Carlton Bragg (Sr)
Hunter Mickelson (Sr)Cheick Diallo (So)Mitch Lightfoot (So)Mitch Lightfoot (Jr)
Dwight Coleby (Jr)Carlton Bragg (So)
Landen Lucas (Jr)Mitch Lightfoot (Fr)
Cheick Diallo (Fr)
Carlton Bragg (Fr)

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2016

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Mitch Lightfoot6'-9"PFGilbert Christian (AZ)

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2015

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Carlton Bragg6'-9"PFVASJ (OH)HSSigned
Cheick Diallo6'-9"COur Savior New American (NY)HSSigned

Class of 2014

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)Type Status
Cliff Alexander6'-9"PFCurie (IL)HSSigned
Kelly Oubre6'-7"SFFindlay Prep (NV)HSSigned
Devonte Graham6'-2"PG Brewster Academy (NH)PrepSigned
Sviatoslav “Svi” Mykhailiuk6'-7"SGUkraine HSSigned

Class of 2013

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Conner Frankamp6'-1"PGWichita North (KS)HSSigned
Brannen Greene6'-7"SFMary Persons (GA)HSSigned
Joel Embiid7'-0"CThe Rock School (FL)HSSigned
Wayne Selden6'-5"SGTilton School (NH)HSSigned
Frank Mason5'-11"PGMassanutten Academy (VA)PrepSigned
Andrew Wiggins6'-8"SFHuntington Prep (WV)HSSigned

Class of 2012

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Zach Peters6'-9"PFPrestonwood Christian (TX)HSSigned
Perry Ellis6'-8"SFWichita Heights (KS)HSSigned
Landen Lucas6'-9"CWestview (OR)HSSigned
Andrew White6'-6"SFMiller School (VA)HSSigned
Anrio Adams6'-4"PGRainier Beach (WA)HSSigned

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