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6′-7″ Ray Smith of Las Vegas (NV) is considering nine schools, according to a post on his Twitter account. A top-50 prospect in the junior class nationally, Smith averaged 24.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2 steals per game as a junior. He was named a first team all-state pick in Nevada’s Division I. Smith ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: June 27, 2014, 4:18 pm
The 2014 FIBA Americas U18 tournament tipped off in Colorado Springs on Friday, as national team squads from North and South America acclimated themselves to the high-elevation and mostly high-quality competition featured in the event. US rolls over Uruguay in opening game The first two minutes of the USA Basketball U18 National Team’s opening round ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: June 21, 2014, 4:23 am
USA Basketball sets formidable U18 team The FIBA Americas U18 tournament tips off on Friday in Colorado Springs, and it’s fair to say that the squad selected by USA Basketball should be an overwhelming favorite. The official twelve player squad was announced on Sunday and includes point guards Tyus Jones (2014/Duke), Jalen Brunson (2015), combo guard Isaiah Briscoe (2015), and ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: June 15, 2014, 8:47 pm
Paperback Version (At Amazon.com) Paperback Version (At CreateSpace.com) Kindle Version (At Amazon.com) It’s a cruel irony for college basketball fans, having the best season-ending tournament, but a tremendous long off-season afterwards. The College Basketball Newcomers Guide helps break up the doldrums of the summer, as it breaks down every men’s D-1 college basketball recruiting class. With profiles of the ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: June 12, 2014, 1:09 am
A total of 24 of the country’s top 18-and-unders who accepted invitations to participate in the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team training camp, will arrive on Tuesday to the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in hopes of making the 12-member USA U18 National Team roster. Headlining the group of ...
Author: Press Release
Posted: June 10, 2014, 4:38 am
For the first time in the five years that Hoopniks.com has produced team recruiting class rankings, a college basketball program other than the Kentucky Wildcats sits as No. 1 on our post-season recruiting rankings. Since the inception of this site, Kentucky had the top class in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. It isn’t as if the ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: May 27, 2014, 4:28 am

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2014

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Jordan Barnett6'-7"SFChristian Brothers (MO)HSSigned
Myles Turner6'-11"CEuless Trinity (TX)HSSigned

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2013

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Isaiah Taylor6'-2"PGThe Village School (TX)HSSigned
DeMarcus Croaker6'-3"SGJones (FL)HSSigned
Kendal Harris6'-3"PGBerkner (TX)HSSigned
Martez Walker6'-5"SFPershing (MI)HSSigned

Class of 2012

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Cameron Ridley 6′-10″ C Bush (TX) HS Signed
Javan Felix 5′-11″ PG St. Augustine (LA) HS Signed
Connor Lammert 6′-9″ PF Churchill (TX) HS Signed
Prince Ibeh 6′-10″ C Naaman Forest (TX) HS Signed
Ioannis Papapetrou 6′-8″ SF Florida Air Academy (FL) HS Signed
DeMarcus Holland 6′-3″ SG Naaman Forest (TX) HS Signed

Class of 2011

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Jonathan Holmes 6′-8″ PF Antonian Prep (TX) HS Signed
Sheldon McClellan 6′-5″ SG Bellaire (TX) HS Signed
Julien Lewis 6′-3″ SG La Marque (TX) HS Signed
Myck Kabongo 6′-2″ PG Findlay Prep (NV) HS Signed
Kevin Thomas 6′-7″ PF Christian Faith Academy (NC) HS Signed
Sterling Gibbs 6′-1″ PG Seton Hall Prep (NJ) HS Signed
Jaylen Bond 6′-7″ PF Plymouth-Whitemarsh (PA) HS Signed

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