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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
The proliferation of prep schools has perhaps diminished the notoriety of being an elite junior college basketball recruit. Still, there are plenty of high major programs that harvest the top prospects at the two-year level each recruiting cycle, and many junior college transfers will eventually be heard from in key times in March for the …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: April 4, 2015, 3:44 pm
Best Player: Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State Best Potential: Kerwin Roach, Texas Best Scorer: Eric Davis, Texas Best Shooter: Kerwin Roach, Texas Best Rebounder: Esa Ahmad, West Virginia Best Passer: Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State Best Defender: Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State Best Glue Guy: Jake Lindsey, Baylor Best Athlete: Jawun Evans, Oklahoma State 1. Texas Longhorns Eric Davis | 6′-3″ | PG | Arthur …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: November 21, 2014, 10:50 pm
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Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: November 10, 2014, 8:06 pm
West Virginia landed the third member of their 2015 recruiting class on Wednesday, as top-50 combo forward Esa Ahmad of Shaker Heights (OH) committed. Ahmad picked the Mountaineers over Maryland, Ohio State, Oregon, and Wisconsin. Given West Virginia’s current deep crop of big men, Ahmad projects to make his impact at small forward when he hits campus …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 11, 2014, 4:28 am
47. Esa AHMAD Height: 6’-7” Weight: 222 Position: PF Wingspan: 6’-7” High School (State): Shaker Heights (OH) Club Team (Affiliation): All Ohio Red (Nike) Breakdown: A tremendous junior season at Shaker Heights saw Ahmad selected as the Division I Player of the Year in Ohio, and buoyed his ascent up the recruiting charts. Ahmad impressively posted 26.5 …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 7, 2014, 10:18 pm

Scholarship Grid

Point GuardsGary Browne (Sr)Tarik Phillip (Jr)Tarik Phillip (Sr)Daxter Miles (Sr)
Juwan Staten (Sr)Daxter Miles (So)Daxter Miles (Jr)Beetle Bolden (Jr)
Tarik Phillip (So)Beetle Bolden (Fr)Beetle Bolden (So)
Daxter Miles (Fr)
WingsJaysean Paige (Jr)Jaysean Paige (Sr)Jevon Carter (Jr)Jevon Carter (Sr)
BillyDee Williams (Jr)BillyDee Williams (Sr)Esa Ahmad (So)Esa Ahmad (Jr)
Jevon Carter (Fr)Jevon Carter (So)Chase Harler (Fr)Chase Harler (So)
Esa Ahmad (Fr)
PostsKevin Noreen (Sr)Jonathan Holton (Sr)Brandon Watkins (Sr)Elijah Macon (Sr)
Jonathan Holton (Jr)Brandon Watkins (Jr)Devin Williams (Sr)
Brandon Watkins (So)Devin Williams (Jr)Nathan Adrian (Sr)
Devin Williams (So)Nathan Adrian (Jr)Elijah Macon (Jr)
Nathan Adrian (So)Elijah Macon (So)
Elijah Macon (Fr)

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2016

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Chase Harler6'-3'SGWheeling Central (WV)HSVerbal
Sagaba Konate6'-8"CKennedy Catholic (PA)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2015

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
James Bolden6'-0"PGHolmes (KY)HSSigned
Esa Ahmad6'-7"SFShaker Heights (OH)HSSigned

Class of 2014

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Daxter Miles6'-3"PGNotre Dame Prep (MA)PrepSigned
Jevon Carter6'-2"SGProviso East (IL)HSSigned
Jaysean Paige6'-2"SGMoberly CC (MOJCSigned
Tarik Phillip6'-3"PGIndependence CC (KS)JCSigned

Class of 2013

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Elijah Macon6'-8"PFBrewster Academy (NH)PrepSigned
Nathan Adrian6'-7"SFMorgantown (WV)HSSigned
Brandon Watkins6'-9"CGrady (GA)HSSigned
Devin Williams6'-8"PFMontverde Academy (FL)HSSigned
Remi Dibo6'-8"PFCasper College (WY)JCSigned
Jonathan Holton6'-8"PFPalm Beach State (FL)JCSigned
Daxter Miles6'-2"PGDunbar (MD)HSVerbal

Class of 2012

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Eron Harris 6′-3″ SG Lawrence North (IN) HS Signed
Terry Henderson 6′-5″ SG Neuse Baptist Christian (NC) HS Signed

Class of 2011

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Jabarie Hinds 5′-11″ PG Mount Vernon (NY) HS Signed
Aaron Brown 6′-5″ SF Penn Wood (PA) HS Signed
Keaton Miles 6′-7″ SF Lincoln (TX) HS Signed
Tommie McCune 6′-7″ PF Saginaw (MI) HS Signed
Pat Forsythe 6′-10″ C Brunswick (PA) HS Signed
Dominic Rutledge 6′-8″ PF West Texas State (TX) JC Signed
Gary Browne 6′-1″ PG Arlington Country Day (FL) HS Signed

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