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6′-7″ forward Troy Baxter was considered a borderline top-100 prospect in the 2016 class, and a very promising athlete when he signed with South Florida. Now, Baxter is no longer matriculating to South Florida, according to a Evan Daniels of Scout.com. Daniels reported that Baxter has turned an eye directly towards the West Coast, and is down …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 29, 2016, 2:25 am
The reigning National Champions, Villanova, locked up a second top 100 commit for the 2017 class on Saturday, as 6′-6″ wing Jermaine Samuels announced his pledge to the Wildcats. Samuels picked Villanova over Duke (after landing a recent scholarship offer), Kansas, Indiana, and Georgetown and joins Philly big man Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree in the class to date. Samuels is a …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 27, 2016, 10:21 pm
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
There aren’t many absolutes in the world of college basketball recruiting, but the idea that 6′-2″ point guard Collin Sexton of Pebblebrook (GA) was the fastest rising player in the spring and summer does seem universally accepted. In fact, Sexton went from being a top 100 prospect in the 2017 class to now knocking at …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 5, 2016, 1:52 am
As an underclassmen at Stevenson (IL), 6′-7″ forward Justin Smith turned heads of fans present to see the Jalen Brunson show. With Brunson gone to Villanova, and a member of a National Championship team, Smith had the ability to showcase his skills as a prospect, and is solidly ranked in the top 100 nationally as a …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 2, 2016, 4:06 am
6′-1″ point guard Quade Green of Neumann-Goretti (PA) is unquestionably one of the top 5 point guards in his class nationally. The 2017 class overall is devoid of a deep talent pool of lead guards, making Green’s value even more significant in the class overall. On Sunday after capturing the FIBA Americas U18 gold in Chile, …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: July 24, 2016, 3:08 pm

Scholarship Grid

Position2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsJalen Brunson (So)Jalen Brunson (Jr)Jalen Brunson (Sr)
WingsKris Jenkins (Sr)Phil Booth (Sr)Mikal Bridges (Sr)Donte DiVincenzo (Sr)
Josh Hart (Sr)Mikal Bridges (Jr)Erik Paschall (Sr)Jermaine Samuels (Jr)
Phil Booth (Jr)Erik Paschall (Jr)Donte DiVincenzo (Jr)
Mikal Bridges (So)Donte DiVincenzo (So)Jermaine Samuels (So)
Erik Paschall (So)Jermaine Samuels (Fr)
Donte DiVincenzo (Fr)
PostsDarryl Reynolds (Sr)Tim Delaney (So)Tim Delaney (Jr)Tim Delaney (Sr)
Tim Delaney (Fr)Omari Spellman (So)Omari Spellman (Jr)Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree (Jr)
Omari Spellman (Fr)Dylan Painter (So)Dylan Painter (Jr)
Dylan Painter (Fr)Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree (Fr)Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree (So)

Incoming Recruits

Class of 2017

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree6'-8"PFNeumann-Goretti (PA)HSVerbal
Jermaine Samuels6'-5"SGThe Rivers School (MA)HSVerbal