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One of the finest guards in the country, 6′-3″ combo guard Nick Weatherspoon, of Velma Jackson (MS) came off the board on Sunday, picking Mississippi State. Weatherspoon blew up over the summer, accumulating offers from the likes of Kansas, Louisville, North Carolina and others. Head coach Ben Howland has done a great job landing prospects in …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 12, 2016, 2:19 am
7′-0″ center DeAndre Ayton, the No. 1 prospect in the 2017 class, made a surprise college announcement on Tuesday on ESPN. The supremely talented native of the Bahamas made his intention to attend Arizona, over Kentucky and Kansas, known. Ayton was widely considered a lean to Kansas, and Kentucky had plenty of buzz as Ayton’s announcement …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 7, 2016, 12:16 am
Pittsburgh added a servicable big man to new head coach Kevin Stallings’ first class for the Panthers. 6′-10″ post Terrell Brown was arguably the most important pledge of the weekend when he committed to Pitt, per multiple reports. Brown joins Paul VI (VA) point guard Aaron Thompson as pledges to Pitt for 2017 at this point. Brown …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 5, 2016, 2:40 pm
After a weekend official visit to Texas, Cristo Rey Jesuit (MN) post Jericho Sims verbally committed to Texas. Sims is considered a top 100 player by many sources, and picked the Longhorns over Minnesota (where his father played) and other high-majors. At 6′-9″, Sims has plenty of room to add to his frame without losing the …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 31, 2016, 12:55 am
The nation’s top point guard prospect, Trevon Duval, hasn’t decided yet which high school he’ll complete at this season, but he has made progress on his recruitment. On Monday, Duval released a list of ten finalists to land him for what is likely to be his only college season. Duval named UCLA, Seton Hall, and Maryland, along …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 30, 2016, 3:00 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

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