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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
The first full recruiting class at Texas landed by head coach Shaka Smart looks terrific. The addition of top-25 prospect Jarrett Allen, a 6′-10″ big man, to three other players with top-100 caliber talent gives the Longhorns a deep and talented base to build from in the future. “We couldn’t be more excited about Jarrett joining …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: June 5, 2016, 2:28 pm
On Sunday night, the roster for the 2016 McDonald’s All American game was announced on a selection show on ESPNU. The game will go down on March 30, 2016 at Chicago’s United Center (for a sixth straight season). The game is the 39th annual boys contest, and remains as the premier showcase for high school …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: January 18, 2016, 2:40 pm
The first sixteen players have been named to the roster of the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic. The games are are scheduled for April 15, 2016 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. New York will unquestionably be the place to be on the grassroots basketball scene during the weekend of April 15 to 17, …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: January 17, 2016, 3:33 pm
The Texas Longhorns hooked one of the top available guard prospects in the country on Monday, as 6′-4″ guard Andrew Jones of MacArthur (TX) announced his pledge. Jones is a top 50 prospect nationally who has been shooting up the recruiting charts over the last several months. Jones’ commitment comes on the heels of knocking off …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: December 15, 2015, 3:10 am
Best Player: Kameron McGusty, Oklahoma Best Potential: Emmanuel Malou, Iowa State Best Scorer: Jacob Young, Texas Best Shooter: Thomas Dziagwa, Oklahoma State Best Rebounder: Solomon Young, Iowa State Best Passer: Darrion Strong, Oklahoma Best Defender: Sagaba Konate, West Virginia Best Glue Guy: Chase Harler, West Virginia Best Athlete: Mark Vital, Baylor 1. Oklahoma Sooners Darrion Strong | 6′-2″ | PG | Coffeyville CC (KS) Kameron …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: November 28, 2015, 6:54 pm

Scholarship Grid

Positions2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsEric Davis (So)Eric Davis (Jr)Eric Davis (Sr)Jacob Young (Sr)
Jacob Young (Fr)Jacob Young (So)Jacob Young (Jr)
WingsDamarcus Croaker (Sr)Jordan Barnett (Sr)Kerwin Roach (Sr)Andrew Jones (Sr)
Kendal Yancy (Sr)Tevin Mack (Jr)Tevin Mack (Sr)
Jordan Barnett (Jr)Andrew Jones (So)Andrew Jones (Jr)
Kerwin Roach (So)
Tevin Mack (So)
Andrew Jones (Fr)
PostsShaquille Cleare (Sr)James Banks (So)James Banks (Jr)James Banks (Sr)
James Banks (Fr)Jarrett Allen (So)Jarrett Allen (Jr)Jarrett Allen (Sr)
Jarrett Allen (Fr)

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2016

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Jacob Young6'-0"PGYates (TX)HSSigned
James Banks6'-10"CLa Lumiere (IN)HSSigned
Andrew Jones6'-4"SGMacArthur (TX)HSSigned
Jarrett Allen6'-10"CSt. Stephen (TX)HSSigned

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2015

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Eric Davis6'-3"PGArthur Hill (MI)HSSigned
Kerwin Roach6'-3"SGNorth Shore (TX)HSSigned

Class of 2014

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Jordan Barnett6'-7"SFChristian Brothers (MO)HSSigned
Myles Turner6'-11"CEuless Trinity (TX)HSSigned

Class of 2013

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
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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