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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
6′-2″ guard Trae Young of Norman North (OK) announced he was down to six college choices near the end of July, and has now set official visit dates for most of his finalists. A pre-eminent scoring point guard in the ’17 class, and the No. 16 overall prospect, Young is set for the following trips: Oklahoma – September …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 25, 2016, 1:55 pm
6′-8″ power forward Carte’Are Gordon of Webster Groves (MO) is currently ranked No. 26 nationally in the 2018 class. Given that status there’s no surprise that as he narrowed his list of contending college basketball programs to eleven, it contains many of college basketball’s blue bloods. Notre Dame, Kansas, Oklahoma State, USC, Kentucky, SMU, Missouri, Texas, …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 19, 2016, 2:09 pm
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
Point guard play is always at a premium, and that axiom is perhaps more true in the 2017 class due to the absence of premium quality backcourt prospects. With that in mind, Makai Ashton-Langford, a recent transfer to the elite prep program at Brewster Academy (NH) is an even more valued recruit in the Northeast …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 8, 2016, 12:38 pm
Two of the premier wings in the country, John Petty and Chaundee Brown both cut colleges involved in their recruitments on Saturday, to each achieve a manageable list. A top-20 prospect from J.O. Johnson (AL), Petty’s recruitment has long been believed to be a two-horse race between Kentucky and Alabama, though Kansas, Connecticut and Florida State were …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 6, 2016, 3:47 pm

Scholarship Grid

Position2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsFrank Mason (Sr)Devonte Graham (Sr)Marcus Garrett (So)Marcus Garrett (Jr)
Devonte Graham (Jr)Marcus Garrett (Fr)
WingsSviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Jr)Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Sr)Lagerald Vick (Sr)Malik Newman (Sr)
Lagerald Vick (So)Lagerald Vick (Jr)Malik Newman (Jr)Josh Jackson (Sr)
Malik Newman (Tr)Malik Newman (So)Josh Jackson (Jr)
Josh Jackson (Fr)Josh Jackson (So)
PostsLanden Lucas (Sr)Dwight Coleby (Sr)Carlton Bragg (Sr)Mitch Lightfoot (Sr)
Dwight Coleby (Jr)Carlton Bragg (Jr)Evan Maxwell (Sr)Udoka Azbuike (Sr)
Evan Maxwell (Tr)Evan Maxwell (Jr)Mitch Lightfoot (Jr)
Carlton Bragg (So)Mitch Lightfoot (So)Udoka Azbuike (Jr)
Mitch Lightfoot (Fr)Udoka Azbuike (So)
Udoka Azbuike (Fr)

Incoming Recruits

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Marcus Garrett6'-6"PGSkyline (TX)HSVerbal