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Interior bruiser Omari Spellman, a 6′-8″ big man from MacDuffie School (MA) by way of Ohio, started Villanova’s 2016 class off with a bang, popping for the Wildcats this week. He is our No. 26 prospect in the 2016 class, and a player who should be physically ready to compete early, given his 250 pound frame. ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: February 22, 2015, 3:42 pm
As the calendar turned over to 2015, it was time for to update our recruiting class team rankings. Thirteen top 100 prospects (including 6 of the top 10) remain uncommitted in the class overall, which will unquestionably have a strong impact on the final rankings formulated in the summer. Still, as it currently stands two Wildcats ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: January 3, 2015, 6:10 pm
Best Player: Henry Ellenson, Marquette Best Potential: Henry Ellenson, Marquette Best Scorer: Jalen Brunson, Villanova Best Shooter: Sean McDermott, Butler Best Rebounder: Alex Owens, Providence Best Passer: Jalen Brunson, Villanova Best Defender: Haanif Cheatham, Marquette Best Glue Guy: Kaiser Gates, Xavier Best Athlete: Haanif Cheatham, Marquette 1. Marquette Golden Eagles Nick Noskowiak | 6′-2″ | PG | Sun Prairie (WI) Haanif Cheatham | 6′-5″ ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: November 21, 2014, 4:13 pm
The spotlight is on class of 2015 prospects that are signing letters of intent with their college basketball programs of choice this week, but at least one underclassmen recruit, junior point guard Payton Pritchard of West Linn (OR), is also set to come off the board, according to a report on A heady and skilled ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: November 11, 2014, 10:51 pm
The following is an except from the FREE 2014 National High School Basketball Preview publication, published by Download your copy of the 2014 National High School Basketball Preview publication using the button below this paragraph. The publication includes the Terrific 30 High School Rankings, Top 5 Post Graduate teams, Top 100 Seniors, Best Tournaments and ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: November 10, 2014, 8:06 pm
17. Jalen BRUNSON Height: 6’-2” Weight: 193 Position: PG Wingspan: 6’-3” High School (State): Stevenson (IL) Club Team (Affiliation): Mac Irvin Fire (Nike) Commitment: Villanova Wildcats Breakdown: Jalen Brunson is arguably the top pure point guard nationally, and the son of a former Temple Owls standout, Rick Brunson. At several times during his recruitment it ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 30, 2014, 4:00 am

Scholarship Grid

Point GuardsDylan Ennis (Jr)Dylan Ennis (Sr)Jalen Brunson (So)Jalen Brunson (Jr)
Ryan Arcidiacono (Jr)Ryan Arcidiacono (Sr)
Jalen Brunson (Fr)
WingsDarrun Hilliard (Sr)Kris Jenkins (Jr)Kris Jenkins (Sr)Phil Booth (Sr)
Kris Jenkins (So)Josh Hart (Jr)Josh Hart (Sr)Mikal Bridges (Sr)
Josh Hart (So)Phil Booth (So)Phil Booth (Jr)Donte DiVincenzo (Jr)
Phil Booth (Fr)Mikal Bridges (So)Mikal Bridges (Jr)
Mikal Bridges (Fr)Donte DiVincenzo (Fr)Donte DiVincenzo (So)
PostsJayVaughn Pinkston (Sr)Daniel Ochefu (Sr)Darryl Reynolds (Sr)Tim Delaney (Jr)
Daniel Ochefu (Jr)Darryl Reynolds (Jr)Tim Delaney (So)Omari Spellman (So)
Darryl Reynolds (So)Tim Delaney (Fr)Omari Spellman (Fr)

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2015

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Tim Delaney6'-9"PFPittman (NJ)HSSigned
Donte DiVincenzo6'-4"SGSalesianum School (DE)HSSigned
Jalen Brunson6'-2"PGStevenson (IL)HSSigned

Class of 2016

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Omari Spellman6'-8"PFMacDuffie School (MA)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2014

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Phil Booth6'-2"PGMount St. Joseph (MD)HSSigned
Mikal Bridges6'-7"SFGreat Valley (PA)HSSigned

Class of 2013

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Kris Jenkins6'-6"SFGonzaga (DC)HSSigned
Josh Hart6'-4"SGSidwell Friends (DC)HSSigned
Darryl Reynolds6'-8"PFWorcester Academy (MA)HSSigned

Class of 2012

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Ryan Arcidiacono 6′-3″ PG Neshaminy (PA) HS Signed
Daniel Ochefu 6′-10″ C Westtown School (PA) HS Signed

Class of 2011

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Tyrone Johnson 6′-3″ PG Montrose Christian (MD) HS Signed
Achraf Yacoubou 6′-3″ SG Long Island Lutheran (NY) HS Signed
Darrun Hilliard 6′-5″ SF Liberty (PA) HS Signed
Markus Kennedy 6′-9″ C Brewster Academy (NH) HS Signed

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