Illinois Men’s Basketball Recruiting
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The AAU basketball season kicked off this past weekend with the NY2LA Swish N’ Dish located in Mequon, WI. Not only does this event serve as the unofficial opener for AAU play, but it also brings together some of the top teams in the Midwest regardless of shoe affiliation. Teams from Nike, Adidas, and Under ...
Posted: April 9, 2014, 1:39 am
6′-9″ center Elijah Thomas, a junior from Lancaster (TX), has narrowed his college recruiting list to ten programs. The USC Trojans, Florida Gators, Memphis Tigers, Texas Longhorns, Oregon Ducks, Illinois Fighting Illini, Ohio State Buckeyes, SMU Mustangs, Oklahoma State Cowboys and UNLV are the programs that made the list. Thomas is currently ranked No. 9 among ...
Posted: March 27, 2014, 1:42 am
6′-7″ Justin Jackson, a native of Canada, joined the basketball factory at Findlay Prep (NV) this season, and has caught the interest and scholarship offers of numerous high-major programs. The track record Canadians has been extremely successful at Findlay Prep in recent years, as Anthony Bennett and Tristan Thompson were NBA Draft lottery picks and Cory Joseph is also currently in ...
Posted: February 28, 2014, 5:18 am
On Monday, the mother of top-15 caliber combo guard Charles Matthews, a prospect from the class of 2015, announced that a college decision was imminent. Eventually, the announcement date was set for Wednesday morning, at Matthews’ school. Matthews, who plays at St. Rita (IL), named a final five school list that included the Kentucky Wildcats, Illinois Fighting Illini, ...
Posted: February 26, 2014, 2:43 pm
Cliff Alexander is a 6′-8″+, 240 pound power forward from Curie (IL) in Chicago. He has a 7′-3″ wingspan and signed with the Kansas Jayhawks during the early signing period. Alexander is arguably the top player nationally in the 2014 class. Hoopniks.com first evaluated Alexander the summer after his freshman year of high school at the ...
Posted: February 17, 2014, 1:38 pm
Note: This post reflects the current composition of the college basketball programs involved in the Big Ten. Next year, Maryland and Rutgers will join the league. 1. Ohio State Buckeyes The Ohio State machine has been effective on the recruiting trail in recent seasons, and this crew is no less than stellar, with two potential ...
Posted: February 9, 2014, 9:30 pm
Incoming Verbal Commitments and Signings
Class of 2014
|Michael Finke||6'-9"||PF||Centennial (IL)||HS||Signed|
|LeRon Black||6'-7"||PF||White Station (TN)||HS||Signed|
Class of 2015
|DJ Williams||6'-7"||SF||Simeon (IL)||HS||Verbal|
|Aaron Jordan||6'-4"||SG||Plainfield East (IL)||HS||Verbal|
Past Recruiting Classes
Class of 2013
|Malcolm Hill||6'-5"||SG||Belleville East (IL)||HS||Signed|
|Maverick Morgan||6'-10"||C||Springboro (OH)||HS||Signed|
|Kendrick Nunn||6'-3"||SG||Simeon (IL)||HS||Signed|
|Jaylon Tate||6'-1"||PG||Simeon (IL)||HS||Signed|
|Austin Colbert||6'-9"||PF||Gill St. Bernard (NJ)||HS||Signed|
Class of 2011
|Tracy Abrams||6′-1″||PG||Mount Carmel (IL)||HS||Signed|
|Nnanna Egwu||6′-10″||C||St. Ignatius (IL)||HS||Signed|
|Mycheal Henry||6′-6″||SF||Orr (IL)||HS||Signed|
|Mike Shaw||6′-8″||PF||De La Salle (IL)||HS||Signed|
|Devin Langford||6′-7″||SF||Lee (AL)||HS||Signed|
|Ibrahima Djimde||6′-9″||PF||Huntington Prep (WV)||HS||Signed|