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Things can and do change quickly on the college basketball trail and 6′-9″ center Elijah Thomas of Lancaster (TX) may be a case in point of that. Just last week, Oklahoma State and Illinois were believed to be frontrunners in landing Thomas for college. When Thomas’ friend Admon Gilder picked Texas A&M last week, the Aggies begin generating ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 22, 2014, 3:19 am
The first opportunity for prospects from the Class of 2015 to sign a letter of intent with the college basketball program of their choice (if they are going to) is just a month away, as November 12 marks the beginning of the early signing period. With that in mind, it was time to put our ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 13, 2014, 3:26 am
40. Jalen COLEMAN Height: 6’-3” 1/2 Weight: 170 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-4” High School (State): La Lumiere School (IN) Club Team (Affiliation): All Ohio Red (Nike) Commitment: Illinois Fighting Illini Breakdown: Head coach John Groce has ensured Illinois doesn’t have a shortage of backcourt prospects during his tenure at the program, and the Illinois addition ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: October 10, 2014, 1:54 pm
Arguably the top pure point guard in the country, Stevenson (IL) lead guard Jalen Brunson, announced his commitment to Villanova over Illinois on Wednesday, bringing a tremendously talented backcourt prospect to a program that has successfully developed many such players in recent years. The son of former Temple standout Rick Brunson, Jalen Brunson absolutely blew up ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 11, 2014, 3:52 am
49. Charles MATTHEWS Height: 6’-6” 1/2 Weight: 180 Position: SG Wingspan: 6’-8” 1/2 High School (State): St. Rita (IL) Club Team (Affiliation): Meanstreets (Nike) Commitment: Kentucky Wildcats Breakdown: In late February, Matthews picked Kentucky over a list of finalists which included Illinois, Kansas, Michigan State and Marquette. A one-time top-10 recruit in the 2015 class, Matthews ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 5, 2014, 11:54 pm
50. Doral MOORE Height: 7’-0” Weight: 240 Position: C Wingspan: 7’-0” 1/2 High School (State): Montverde Academy (FL) Club Team (Affiliation): Atlanta Xpress (Under Armour) Breakdown: One of many talented big men in the 2015 class, which almost has an embarrassment of riches in terms of post prospects, Moore is distinguished from his peers by being ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 4, 2014, 4:15 am

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2014

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
Michael Finke6'-9"PFCentennial (IL)HSSigned
LeRon Black6'-7"PFWhite Station (TN)HSSigned

Class of 2015

Name
Height
Position
School (State)
Type
Status
DJ Williams6'-7"SFSimeon (IL)HSVerbal
Aaron Jordan6'-4"SGPlainfield East (IL)HSVerbal
Jalen Coleman-Lands6'-4"SGLa Lumiere School (IN)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2013

Name
Position
Height
School (State)
Type
Status
Malcolm Hill6'-5"SGBelleville East (IL)HSSigned
Maverick Morgan6'-10"CSpringboro (OH)HSSigned
Kendrick Nunn6'-3"SGSimeon (IL)HSSigned
Jaylon Tate6'-1"PGSimeon (IL)HSSigned
Austin Colbert6'-9"PFGill St. Bernard (NJ)HSSigned

Class of 2011

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
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

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