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As summer turns to fall, it’s hard to imagine the sneaker wars still being on-going without a respite, but the weekend’s events were a perfect illustration of the high-stakes world of elite recruits. Under Armour’s longtime Elite 24 event was once again televised on ESPNU, but like last year, Nike decided to offer an alternative …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 22, 2016, 4:01 am
West Virginia got on the board for the 2018 recruiting cycle, picking up a pledge from 5′-11″ point guard Jordan McCabe of Kaukauna (WI). McCabe picked the Mountaineers over a host of offers, including from high-major programs like DePaul, Missouri and Minnesota. Considered a contender for top-150 status in the 2018 class nationally, McCabe was the …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 17, 2016, 3:15 am
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
On Tuesday, 6′-8″ post Derek Culver of Warren Harding (OH) announced his commitment to West Virginia. Culver, a top 100 prospect in the 2017 class, is considered by some to be the top prospect in Ohio in his class. According to the Youngstown Vindicator, Culver also considered Kansas, Florida, and UConn, among other programs. A double-double machine …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 3, 2016, 2:41 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

Position2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsTarik Phillip (Sr)Daxter Miles (Sr)Beetle Bolden (Sr)Brandon Knapper (Jr)
Daxter Miles (Jr)Beetle Bolden (Jr)Brandon Knapper (So)Jordan McCabe (So)
Beetle Bolden (Fr)Brandon Knapper (Fr)Jordan McCabe (Fr)
WingsTeyvon Myers (Sr)Jevon Carter (Sr)
Jevon Carter (Jr)
Chase Harler (Fr)Chase Harler (So)
PostsBrandon Watkins (Sr)Elijah Macon (Sr)Esa Ahmad (Sr)Maciej Bender (Sr)
Nathan Adrian (Sr)Esa Ahmad (Jr)Maciej Bender (Jr)Lamont West (Sr)
Elijah Macon (Jr)Maciej Bender (So)Lamont West (Jr)Sagaba Konate (Sr)
Esa Ahmad (So)Lamont West (So)Sagaba Konate (Jr)Derek Culver (Jr)
Maciej Bender (Fr)Sagaba Konate (So)Derek Culver (So)
Lamont West (Fr)Derek Culver (Fr)
Sagaba Konate (Fr)

Incoming Recruits

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Brandon Knapper6'-1"PGSouth Charleston (WV)HSVerbal
Derek Culver6'-8"PFHarding (OH)HSVerbal

Class of 2018

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Jordan McCabe5'-11"PGKaukauna (WI)HSVerbal